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AutoZone adds new board members


Brinker International chairman Doug Brooks and First Horizon National Corp. CEO Bryan Jordan were elected to the AutoZone board of directors.

The addition of Brooks and Jordan give AutoZone a total of 11 board members. The company is due to report fourth quarter financial results on September 25.

"The additions of Doug and Bryan to our Board of Directors will further enhance the depth of experiences and the diversity of skill sets represented on our board," said Bill Rhodes. "We are very fortunate to add these two exceptional leaders to our Board."

Brooks joined Brinker’s Chili's Grill & Bar in 1978 and rose through the ranks, holding numerous positions including general manager, area director and regional vice president. He was named president of the Chili’s brand in 1994 and in January 1999 he was promoted to president and COO of Brinker International. CEO and chairman of the board were added to his title and responsibilities in 2004. In January 2013, he relinquished CEO and president responsibilities while remaining active as chairman.

Jordan serves as chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National Corporation and its principal subsidiary, First Tennessee Bank National Association. Jordan previously served as First Horizon's CFO and has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience. Before joining First Horizon, he was CFO at Regions Financial Corporation and he also held positions with Wachovia (formerly First Union Corp.) and KPMG.

AutoZone is the nation’s largest automotive retailer, operating 4,767 stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 341 stores in Mexico and one store in Brazil for a total store count of 5,109.

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