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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Rhodes

53 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

William Giles

59 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA

Mark Finestone

57 2015 Executive Vice President – Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Marketing

Thomas Newbern

56 2015 Executive Vice President – Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention

Ronald Griffin

64 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kristen Wright

42 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Charlie Pleas

53 2007 Senior Vice President, Controller

Philip Daniele

49 2015 Senior Vice President - Commercial

William Hackney

53 2015 Senior Vice President - Merchandising

Domingo Hurtado

57 2018 Senior Vice President - International, Customer Satisfaction

Albert Saltiel

54 2014 Senior Vice President – Marketing and E-Commerce

Richard Smith

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Earl Graves

56 2009 Lead Independent Director

Gale King

62 2018 Director

Jill Soltau

51 2018 Director

Douglas Brooks

66 2013 Independent Director

Linda Goodspeed

56 2013 Independent Director

Enderson Guimaraes

59 2012 Independent Director

David Jordan

56 2013 Independent Director

William McKenna

72 2009 Independent Director

George Mrkonic

66 2006 Independent Director

Luis Nieto

63 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Rhodes

Mr. William C. Rhodes, III serves as a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company..He has been President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director since 2005. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rhodes was Executive Vice President–Store Operations and Commercial. Prior to fiscal 2005, he had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain and Information Technology since fiscal 2002, and prior thereto had been Senior Vice President–Supply Chain since 2001. Prior to that time, he served in various capacities within the Company since 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rhodes was a manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Rhodes is also a director of Dollar General Corporation. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Rhodes, AutoZone’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his 20 plus years’ experience with the Company, which have included responsibility for corporate strategy, executive management, operations, finance, supply chain and information technology; his knowledge and understanding of the automotive aftermarket and retail industries; his financial background and his owner orientation, as well as his integrity and energy.

William Giles

Mr. William T. Giles serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA of the Company. He has also held other responsibilities at various times including Executive Vice President of Finance, Information Technology, ALLDATA and Store Development. From 1991 to May 2006, he held several positions with Linens N’ Things, Inc., most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to 1991, he was with Melville, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Giles is a member of the Board of Directors for Brinker International.

Mark Finestone

Mr. Mark A. Finestone serves as a Executive Vice President – Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Marketing of the Company. Previously, Previously, he was Senior Vice President – Merchandising and Store Development since 2014, Senior Vice President – Merchandising from 2008 to 2014, and Vice President – Merchandising from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining AutoZone in 2002, Mr. Finestone worked for May Department Stores for 19 years where he held a variety of leadership roles which included Divisional Vice President, Merchandising. Mr. Finestone also serves as Chairman of the Auto Care Association.

Thomas Newbern

Mr. Thomas B. Newbern serves as a Executive Vice President – Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention of the Company. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President – Store Operations, Commercial and Loss Prevention since October 2015. Previously, he held the titles Senior Vice President – Store Operations and Loss Prevention from 2014 to 2015, Senior Vice President – Store Operations and Store Development from 2012 to 2014, Senior Vice President – Store Operations from 2007 to 2012 and Vice President – Store Operations from 1998 to 2007. Prior thereto, he served in various capacities within the Company.

Ronald Griffin

Mr. Ronald B. Griffin serves as a Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology at Hewlett-Packard Company. During his tenure at Hewlett-Packard Company, he also served as the Chief Information Officer for the Enterprise Business Division. Prior to that, Mr. Griffin was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fleming Companies, Inc. He also spent over 12 years with The Home Depot, Inc., with the last eight years in the role of Chief Information Officer. Mr. Griffin also served at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Kristen Wright

Ms. Kristen Collier Wright serves as a Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Wright joined AutoZone in January, 2012 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with oversight for Litigation, Labor and Employment law, Environmental, Regulatory and International Compliance, Policy and Procedure, and Operational Support. Prior to joining AutoZone, Ms. Wright was a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis focusing on complex litigation, commercial and financial transactions, and intellectual property and technology.

Charlie Pleas

Mr. Charlie Pleas, III, serves as a Senior Vice President and Controller of the Company. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Controller since 2003. Previously, he was Vice President – Accounting since 2000, and Director of General Accounting since 1996. Prior to joining AutoZone, Mr. Pleas was a Division Controller with Fleming Companies, Inc. where he served in various capacities since 1988. Mr. Pleas is a member of the Board of Directors for Kirkland’s Inc.

Philip Daniele

Mr. Philip B. Daniele serves as a Senior Vice President - Commercial of the Company. Prior to that, he was Vice President – Commercial since 2013 and Vice President – Merchandising from 2008 to 2013. Previously, he was Vice President – Store Operations from 2005 to 2008. From 1993 until 2008, Mr. Daniele served in various capacities within the Company.

William Hackney

Mr. William R. Hackney serves as a Senior Vice President - Merchandising of the Company. Mr. Hackney was named Senior Vice President, Merchandising in October 2015. His career with AutoZone began in 1983, and he has held several key management roles within the Company, including Vice President – Store Operations Support and Vice President – Merchandising.

Domingo Hurtado

Mr. Domingo Hurtado serves as Senior Vice President - International, Customer Satisfaction of the Company. Prior to that, he was President, AutoZone de México. Mr. Hurtado has served in various capacities within the Company since 2001, which included leading the Company’s expansion into Mexico. Prior to 2001, he held different positions with RadioShack including Director General in Mexico and General Manager in Venezuela.

Albert Saltiel

Mr. Albert Saltiel serves as a Senior Vice President – Marketing and E-Commerce of the Company. Previously, he was elected Senior Vice President – Marketing since 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer and a key member of the leadership team at Navistar International Corporation. Mr. Saltiel has also been with Sony Electronics as General Manager, Marketing, and Ford Motor Company where he held multiple marketing roles.

Richard Smith

Mr. Richard C. Smith serves as a Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. He has been an AutoZoner since 1985, previously holding the position of Vice President of Stores since 1997. Prior thereto, he served in various capacities within the Company.

Earl Graves

Mr. Earl G. Graves, Jr. serves as a Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Enterprise, publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, since January 2006, and was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Graves has been employed by the same company in various capacities since 1988. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Graves is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his business, management and strategic planning experience, his knowledge of advertising and marketing, his owner orientation, and his board experience, as well as his integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

Gale King

Ms. Gale V. King serves as Director of the Company. She has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Nationwide Insurance Company since 2012, and served as the Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer from 2009 to 2012. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Ms. King is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on her extensive experience in human resources, her owner orientation and her executive management skills, as well as her integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

Jill Soltau

Ms. Jill A. Soltau serves as Director of the Company. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. since October 15, 2018. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of JOANN Stores, the nation’s largest craft and fabric retailer, from February 2015 through October 2018. Prior to joining JOANN, Ms. Soltau served as President of Shopko Stores and has held senior level positions in national and regional retailers, including Kohl’s and former Saks Inc. subsidiaries. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Ms. Soltau is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on her experience as a senior executive, including being a chief executive officer, in the retail industry, her owner orientation, and her executive management skills, as well as her integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

Douglas Brooks

Mr. Douglas H. Brooks serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He is retired. Until his retirement in 2013, he had held various positions with Brinker International, including serving as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Brinker International from January 2013 until December 2013; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brinker from 2004 until January 2013, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2004. He served on the Brinker board of directors from 1999 through 2013 and on the Club Corp. board of directors from 2013 through 2017. Mr. Brooks is also a director of Southwest Airlines.

Linda Goodspeed

Ms. Linda A. Goodspeed serves as an Independent Director of the Company. She retired in 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Partner at WealthStrategies Financial Advisors, positions she had held since 2007. She had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of ServiceMaster from 2011 to 2014. From 2008 to September 2011, Ms. Goodspeed served as Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Nissan North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company, a global manufacturer of vehicles. From 2001 to 2008, Ms. Goodspeed served as Executive Vice President at Lennox International, Inc., a global manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. She is also a director of American Electric Power Co., Inc., and Darling Ingredients Inc., and was a director of Global Power Equipment Group through April 2018. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Ms. Goodspeed is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on her experience in key strategic and operational roles with several large global companies, her expertise in information technology and previous position as the chief information officer of a service company, her owner orientation, her board experience and her executive management skills, as well as her integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

Enderson Guimaraes

Mr. Enderson Guimaraes serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He retired as the President and Chief Operating Officer for Laureate Education, Inc., positions he had held since 2015. He was Executive Vice President, Global Categories and Operations of PepsiCo, Inc. from January 2015 through July 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa from September 2012 through January 2015. He was also President of PepsiCo Global Operations from October 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Guimaraes previously had served as Executive Vice President of Electrolux and Chief Executive Officer of its major appliances business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Guimaraes spent 10 years at Philips Electronics, first as a regional marketing executive in Brazil and ultimately as Senior Vice President and head of Global Marketing Management and general manager of the WidiWall LED display business. He also served as CEO of Philips’ Lifestyle Incubator group, an innovation engine which created new businesses and developed them over several years. Earlier, Mr. Guimaraes worked in various marketing positions at Danone and Johnson & Johnson. He is also a director of Refresco Group B.V. and Sunshine Top B.V.

David Jordan

Mr. David Bryan Jordan serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Horizon National Corporation since January 1, 2012, and has held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer and director since 2008. From May 2007 until September 2008 Mr. Jordan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Horizon and First Tennessee Bank National Association, and prior to that he served in various positions at Regions Financial Corporation and its subsidiary Regions Bank, including (beginning in 2002) as Chief Financial Officer. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Jordan is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his extensive experience in the banking and financial services industry, his experience serving as the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer of public companies, his knowledge of corporate finance and management, and his owner orientation, as well as his integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

William McKenna

Mr. William Andrew McKenna is an Independent Director of the Company. He is retired. Until his retirement in 1999, he had held various positions with The Home Depot, Inc., including Senior Vice President–Strategic Business Development from 1997 to 1999; President, Midwest Division from 1994 to 1997; and Senior Vice President–Corporate Information Systems from 1990 to 1994. Prior to joining Home Depot he was a Partner, Management Consulting, with Deloitte & Touche for 10 years. He was also President of SciQuest.com, Inc. in 2000. Mr. McKenna was a director of Danka Business Systems PLC from 2002 to 2008, serving as Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to March 2006. Mr. McKenna was a director of Bally Technologies from 2011 to 2014, when the company was sold. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. McKenna is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his executive experience in the retail industry and other industries, his expertise in strategic business development, his background in finance, audit and information technology, his owner orientation, and his board experience, as well as his integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

George Mrkonic

Mr. George R. Mrkonic, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He is the non-Executive Chairman of Maru Group, a London, UK based research, insight and advisory services firm. Previously, he was the Non-Executive Chairman of Paperchase Products Limited, London, UK, a retailer of cards, stationery, wraps and gifts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, since 2005, and has been a director since 1999. Prior to that, he was President of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of Borders Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. He is also a director of Brinker International, Inc., and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. Mr. Mrkonic was a director of Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. from 2007 to 2015 and Syntel, Inc. from 2009 to May 2016. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Mrkonic is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his experience as a senior executive in retail companies, his knowledge of corporate strategy, finance, and management, his owner orientation, and his board experience, as well as his integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.

Luis Nieto

Mr. Luis P. Nieto, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He is president of Nieto Advisory LLC which provides advisory services to small consumer food companies. He was president of the Consumer Foods Group of ConAgra Foods Inc., one of the largest packaged foods companies in North America, from 2008 until his retirement in June 2009. Previously, he was president of ConAgra Refrigerated Foods from 2006 to 2008 and ConAgra Meats from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining ConAgra, Mr. Nieto was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federated Group, a leading private label supplier to the retail grocery and foodservice industries from 2002 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, he served as President of the National Refrigerated Products Group of Dean Foods Company. He held other positions at Dean Foods Group from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Nieto held positions in brand management and strategic planning with Mission Foods, Kraft Foods and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Nieto is also a director of Ryder Systems, Inc. Experience, Skills and Qualifications: The Board believes Mr. Nieto is qualified to serve as a director of the Company based on his expertise in brand management and marketing, including experience managing a diverse portfolio of brands and products, as well as his knowledge of finance and operations, his executive management experience, his owner orientation and his board experience, as well as his integrity, energy, and willingness to spend time on and interest in AutoZone.