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DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OPENS THIRD STORE IN GEORGIA

 LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: DAP) announced its continued expansion in Georgia with the opening of is third mini-depot, a 12,000-square-foot store at 2105 Memorial Drive in Waycross, Ga.
 Grand opening celebrations will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to closing, with special sale prices and giveaways for the public.
 The company opened its first Georgia store -- and its first venture outside its home state of Florida -- in Bainbridge on April 22, a 10,000-square-foot mini-depot. It added a second 12,000-square-foot store the following month in St. Mary's. Company President Denis Fontaine said sales at both of these locations are well ahead of initial projections, and that he expected similar results from the Waycross store.
 Fontaine also said that the company's oil reclamation program, a program that encourages the public to dispose of used motor, hydraulic and transmission oil at any Discount Auto Parts store free of charge, has attracted substantial participation in Georgia.
 Since the program was first introduced, more than 372,000 gallons of used oil have been collected at the company's 177 stores.
 "We are committed to playing a significant, long-term role in helping to address the environmental problems posed by improper disposal of used motor oil," said Fontaine. "Providing a safe, clean and convenient means for consumers to handle these used oils is one of the most important efforts our company has undertaken in its 22-year history." It is the only statewide program of its kind in Florida.
 Discount Auto Parts operates three different store formats depending on the characteristics of the local market. The standard store format typically has about 6,000 square feet of selling space and is designed for rural markets. The slightly larger mini-depot format, averaging 8,000 to 10,000 square feet, is geared to suburban markets. And the warehouse style format with up to 25,000 square feet is designed for metropolitan markets.
 Discount Auto Parts, Inc., is Florida's leading specialty retailer of automotive replacement parts, maintenance items and accessories for the Do-It-Yourselfer ("DIY") consumer, with 177 stores in Florida and Georgia. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and local brokers can provide appropriate investment information.
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 /CONTACT: Denis Fontaine, president, or Bill Perkins, CFO of Discount Auto Parts, Inc., 813-687-9226/
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