Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
September 19, 2018
Genuine Parts Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
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2999 Wildwood Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 19, 2018 Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) announced an acquisition for its Industrial Group, Motion Industries, and its U.S. Automotive Parts Group.

Motion Industries, the Company’s wholly-owned industrial distribution company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hydraulic Supply Company ("HSC"). In addition, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hastings Auto Parts, Inc ("Hastings"). The transactions are expected to close by October 1, 2018, and are contingent upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

HSC, founded in 1947 and based in Sunrise, Florida, is a leading full-service fluid power distributor, with a broad product offering of hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial components and systems. HSC operates from 30 locations primarily in the southeastern United States which are supported by one central distribution center. The Company expects HSC to generate estimated annual revenues of $85 million.

The addition of Hastings, founded in 1981 and based in the Detroit, Michigan area, will add four stores to our distribution footprint and further expand our presence in the Detroit market. Hastings is expected to generate approximate annual revenues of $10 million.

Item 8.01 Other Events.
A copy of the press release of Genuine Parts Company, dated September 19, 2018, announcing the Hydraulic Supply Company and Hastings Auto Parts, Inc 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 September 19, 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
September 19, 2018
/s/ Carol B. Yancey
Name: Carol B. Yancey
Title: Executive Vice President and CFO

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