GENUINE PARTS COMPANY ANNOUNCES 3rd QUARTER 2005 EARNINGS RELEASE DATE AND CONFERENCE CALL

By: Bubbajunk.com

Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 2005 -- Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) plans to release Third Quarter Earnings on October 18, 2005. Management will also conduct a conference call on the 18th at 11:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time. You are invited to join the call, which will be hosted by Chairman, President and CEO Tom Gallagher and CFO Jerry Nix. The conference ID is 1036960. If you are unable to participate during the call, a replay of the call will be available ID 1036960, two hours after the completion of the conference call until 12:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on November 1, 2005.