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April 1st, 2008

Buyers Details Stolen From 14 Advance Auto Parts Stores

Customers that made purchases in one of 14 retail Advance Auto Parts stores are victims of intrusion and data theft.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts and accessories, released information today regarding the Company becoming a victim of a network intrusion. Types of data stolen include financial information such as credit card, debit card and checking accounts details.

The investigation by Advance Auto Parts revealed that data from 14 of its stores may have been impacted, potentially compromising customer financial information of up to 56,000 customers.

The following 14 Advance Auto Parts stores were affected by this network intrusion:

2920 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia
6100 Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia
1354 Harrisburg Pike, Columbus, Ohio
950 E Boston Street, Covington, Louisiana
2055 South Locust St., Canal Fulton, Ohio
422 US Highway 80 W, Garden City, Georgia
2414 Belle Chase Highway, Gretna, Louisiana
1370 Ashland Road, Mansfield, Ohio
6645 E. Shelby Dr., Memphis, Tennessee
179 Sgt Prentiss Drive, Natchez, Mississippi
5185 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, Georgia
936 N. Gospel St., Paoli, Indiana
6300 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia
1802 Teall Ave., Syracuse, New York

Advance Auto Parts has already notified its credit, debit and check processors. The company has also started sending letters directly to the impacted customers whom it has been able to identify. Customers who purchased products in the 14 stores and who do not receive a letter can call the toll-free number listed below to determine if they have been impacted. Advance is also working with the appropriate law enforcement officials who are conducting a criminal investigation and has partnered with a leading global third party security expert to assist in the investigation.
In addition, Advance continually partners with leading experts to enhance the security of information technology systems.

Advance is offering the affected customers a credit monitoring product from a national credit reporting agency at no cost for one year.

Advance has also established a toll-free number with dedicated resources for potentially impacted customers. The number is 1-800-704-1154. Customer service representatives will be available to answer questions seven days a week from 8 am until 12 midnight EDT through May 31, 2008.

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