SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ("O'Reilly") (Nasdaq:ORLY), a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket, is celebrating the opening of its 4,000th store, located in Tampa, Florida, by hosting a daylong celebration of philanthropy, community and customers, on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The community is invited to join the celebration, which will begin with the Tampa Chamber of Commerce overseeing a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. O'Reilly plans to further support the Tampa community during its daylong celebration with the presentation of a charitable donation to the Ronald McDonald House, O'Reilly senior management hosting a customer appreciation cookout for lunch, a Dollar Stretching Deals sales event, and O'Reilly's motorsports truck and trailer display, which includes a racing simulator.
"It is a testament to our Team Members' commitment to our customer service culture that, ten years ago we operated less than 1,000 stores, and today we are opening our 4,000th store," commented Greg Henslee, President and CEO. "This milestone is a reflection of our growth strategy, and we are excited to continue this growth in Florida with the opening of a distribution center in Lakeland, in early 2014, which will support our existing and future Florida stores."
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets. Founded in 1957 by the O'Reilly family, the Company operated 3,999 stores in 42 states as of January 18, 2013.
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