CSK Auto Corporation to Acquire All-Car Distributors, Inc.

13 March 2000

CSK Auto Corporation to Acquire All-Car Distributors, Inc.
   - Acquisition to Provide CSK with Strong Position in Wisconsin Market -

    PHOENIX, March 13 CSK Auto Corporation
announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, CSK Auto, Inc., the largest
retailer of automotive parts and accessories in the Western United States and
one of the largest such retailers in the country, has entered into an
agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of All-Car Distributors,
Inc. (AllCar), headquartered in Antigo, Wisconsin.  AllCar operates 22 stores,
21 in Wisconsin and 1 store in Michigan and had sales volume of approximately
$31 million in 1999.
    Under the terms of the agreement, CSK Auto will pay approximately
$865,000 in cash for the assets of AllCar and will assume certain indebtedness
of approximately $3 million.  CSK Auto will also assume vendor accounts
payable and certain accrued expenses.  The closing, which is subject to the
satisfaction of certain conditions, is expected to occur in April 2000.
    CSK Auto, Inc. is a specialty retailer in the automotive aftermarket
operating approximately 1100 stores under the trade names of Checker,
Schuck's, and Kragen in 18 states.  The acquisition of the 22 AllCar stores
gives CSK an immediate presence of scale in a strategically important market
adjacent to its current operations.
    AllCar has been in business for 28 years and has built a strong business
throughout its markets.  Its stores are the market leaders in a majority of
its markets.  The acquired stores will be serviced out of CSK's Minneapolis
Distribution Center and be converted to the Checker Auto Parts name.
    "This acquisition of the AllCar business will provide CSK with an
excellent platform for growth in the Wisconsin market," said Maynard Jenkins,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CSK Auto Corporation.  "This
transaction is consistent with our strategic plan to build our business and
improve our profitability through accretive acquisitions and new store
openings.  The AllCar stores fill the gap nicely between our Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and Minnesota stores in that none of the AllCar stores overlap with
our existing stores.  As with the other acquisitions we have completed, we
expect a smooth and rapid conversion of these stores to our systems and
merchandise, to take advantage of the strong summer selling season," said Mr.

    Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking
statements.  They discuss, among other things, expected growth, future store
development strategy, business strategies, future revenues and future
performance.  The forward-looking statements are subject to risks,
uncertainties and assumptions, including, but not limited to, competitive
pressures, demand for the Company's products, uncertainties regarding Internet
commerce, the state of the economy, inflation, consumer debt levels and the
weather.  Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results
described in these forward-looking statements.

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