Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
October 5, 2018
Genuine Parts Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
2999 Wildwood Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 5, 2018, Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced two acquisitions for its Alliance Automotive Group.
Alliance Automotive Group, the Company’s wholly-owned automotive distribution company based in London, U.K., has completed the acquisitions of two automotive businesses, U.K. based Platinum International Group Limited and TMS Motor Spares Ltd.
Platinum International Group Limited, headquartered in Manchester, England, is a leading value-added battery distributor in the automotive, industrial, marine and leisure markets, with nine U.K. locations and one location in the Netherlands. The Platinum acquisition was effective October 2, 2018, and is expected to generate estimated annual revenues of $75 million (US$).
TMS Motor Spares Ltd., headquartered in Carlisle, England, is a leading automotive parts distributor with 17 locations in Scotland and seven in England. The TMS acquisition was effective August 31, 2018, and the Company expects the acquired business to generate annual revenues of approximately $30 million (US$).
Item 8.01 Other Events.
A copy of the press release of Genuine Parts Company, dated October 5, 2018, announcing the Platinum International Group Limited and TMS Motor Spares Ltd. acquisitions are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated October 5, 2018

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Genuine Parts Company
October 5, 2018
/s/ Carol B. Yancey
Name: Carol B. Yancey
Title: Executive Vice President and CFO

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