Press Release – Vendor of the Year Award recipients



April 12th, 2011

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company
(GPC:NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies,
announced today…

Press Release – Vendor of the Year Award recipients recognized at Vendor Summit in
Orlando, Florida

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company
(GPC:NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies,
announced today…

Smead, The HON Company, Energizer, Hewlett Packard, and Touchstone Motivation
Group were each recognized as Vendor of the Year award recipients at the 2011
S.P. Richards Vendor Summit in Orlando, Florida. The winners were determined by a
number of key measurements such as sales, service levels, and outstanding support for
both dealer and S.P. Richards sales and marketing initiatives. Awards are presented in
five major categories. Smead was recognized in the traditional office products category,
The HON Company received the furniture award, Hewlett Packard captured the
technology category, Energizer was named the winner in the Cleaning and Breakroom
Supply category and Touchstone Motivation Group was awarded the Strategic Partner
of the Year Award.

ACCO Brands was awarded the coveted S.P. Richards Heritage Award which
recognizes a vendor who exemplifies leadership qualities in every aspect of their
organization. Wayne Beacham, CEO/Chairman of S.P. Richards Company commented
on ACCO Brands recognition, “ACCO Brands has played a critical role in the shaping
of the Office Products Industry for more than 100 years. Like S. P. Richards, ACCO
believes in generating superior returns for their investors, delivering the best products
and services in the industry to their customers, and creating a workplace for their people
that reward initiative and innovation.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company
(GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products
resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable
office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning
and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards
Company markets several private label lines under the brand names of Lorell, Integra,
Sparco, Genuine Joe, Nature Saver, Compucessory, Elite Image and Business Source.
The company operates 44 Distribution Centers in the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S.,

Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the
U.S. and Canada through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S.P. Richards Company,
the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in
Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic
components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had
2010 revenues of $11.2 billion.




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