Autozone, a distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, is a publicly traded company that offers its stock/shares, bonds/loans for sale to the general public. It is owned by the many shareholders. It was founded in 1979 as Auto Shack. Joseph R. Hyde III founded the company in Forrest City, Arkansas.
As of August 31, 2013, the company has operated in 4,836 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico, 362 in Mexico, and 3 in Brazil. Autozone operates in two segments: Auto Parts Stores and Other. See a list of company's officers and directors here.
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