O’Reilly Auto Parts
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O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the Company operated 4,366 stores in 43 states as of December 31, 2014. O’Reilly’s initial public stock offering in April 1993 was well received by investors as a welcome addition publicly traded companies in the automotive aftermarket industry. This success has continued to date and has grown through the opening of new stores, as well as through numerous mergers and acquisitions. Throughout this time the underlying spirit and philosophy of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., has been one of growth and progress, both for the company and its team members. This remains the policy to which the company is dedicated today.