O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Appoints Fred Whitfield to Its

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (the “Firm” or “O’Reilly”) (Nasdaq: ORLY), a number one retailer within the automotive aftermarket business, right this moment introduced the addition of Fred Whitfield to its Board of Administrators (the “Board”), increasing the overall variety of Board members to 10, with seven members designated as unbiased administrators underneath the Nasdaq Inventory Market guidelines.

Greg Henslee, Chairman of the Board for the Firm, said, “The growth of the Firm’s Board with Mr. Whitfield’s appointment is a part of our on-going focus to bolster the power and variety of our Board. Mr. Whitfield brings to the Firm distinctive and intensive experience in areas of the regulation and authorized compliance, model administration and methods, enterprise improvement, and variety and inclusion, as we proceed to reinforce our Board with the broad expertise and ability units that present the governance and oversight to drive our continued long-term worthwhile progress. This dedication to Board effectiveness and steady enchancment is a key precedence for our Firm, and we view the growth of our Board by including Mr. Whitfield as a wonderful alternative to enhance the prevailing competencies of our Board and additional propel the achievement of our strategic priorities.”

Fred Whitfield, age 63, has served as President, Vice Chairman, Alternate Governor and Minority Proprietor of Hornets Sports activities & Leisure (“HSE”) since 2018. Mr. Whitfield joined HSE in 2006 as its President, Chief Working Officer and Alternate Governor, and through his tenure with HSE, he has overseen all areas of enterprise operations and technique for the Charlotte Hornets and Spectrum Heart, together with gross sales, advertising and marketing, public relations, authorized, finance and human assets. Together with serving as an Alternate Governor on the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation Board of Governors, Mr. Whitfield additionally at the moment serves as a member of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation World Range and Inclusion Council. Previous to becoming a member of HSE, Mr. Whitfield was Director of Enterprise/Authorized Affairs of Jordan Model (a division of NIKE, Inc.); Director of Participant Personnel and Assistant Authorized Counsel of the Washington Wizards; quite a few positions with NIKE, Inc., the final being Director of Participant Growth, Basketball Sports activities Advertising and marketing; and Senior Associate of Whitfield & Blackmon, Attorneys at Legislation, LLP. Moreover, Mr. Whitfield is the founding father of HoopTee Charities, Inc., which helps quite a few non-profit organizations and initiatives. Mr. Whitfield holds a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central College, in addition to a Bachelor of Enterprise Administration in economics and a Masters of Enterprise Administration in advertising and marketing, each from Campbell College.

About O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. was based in 1957 by the O’Reilly household and is likely one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket elements, instruments, provides, tools and equipment in america, serving each the do-it-yourself {and professional} service supplier markets. Go to the Firm’s web site at www.OReillyAuto.com for added details about O’Reilly, together with entry to on-line purchasing and present promotions, retailer areas, hours and providers, employment alternatives and different applications. As of September 30, 2021, the Firm operated 5,740 shops in 47 U.S. states and 22 shops in Mexico.

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