PHILADELPHIA - July 31, 2008 - The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY)
The nation's leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, today appointed Bryan B. Hoppe as its Vice President - Loss Prevention. Mr. Hoppe will oversee the Company's shrink and safety programs and report directly to EVP - Chief Financial Officer Raymond L. Arthur.
Mr. Hoppe most recently served as Vice President, Asset Protection for Advance Auto Parts, where he was employed since 1995 in operations and loss prevention management positions of increasing responsibility.
Mr. Arthur said, 'We are extremely pleased to add another automotive aftermarket veteran to our management team. I am confident that Bryan's experience and expertise will assist us in minimizing losses stemming from shrink and safety issues, which is essential to achieving one of our stated priorities: maximizing profits.'
ABOUT PEP BOYS
Pep Boys has over 560 stores and approximately 6,000 service bays in 35 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the Company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800 -PEP-BOYS or by visiting www.pepboys.com.
Investor Contact Ray Arthur, 215-430-9720 Media Contac Peter A. Robinson, 215-430-9553