Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2019
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2635 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(540) 362-4911
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
5008 Airport Road, Roanoke, Virginia
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The disclosure under Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

Amendment to Credit Agreement

On January 10, 2019, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Credit Agreement dated as of January 31, 2017 (the “Amendment”), among Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, as Borrower, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., as Parent, the banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders parties thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. The Amendment: (i) added a new definition of "Insurance Subsidiary" to the Credit Agreement meaning each wholly owned subsidiary of Parent that is maintained as a special purpose self-insurance subsidiary and any of its subsidiaries; (ii) provided that an Insurance Subsidiary does not serve as a Guarantor of the Credit Agreement; and (iii) provided that Insurance Subsidiaries are permitted to incur intercompany indebtedness. Insurance Subsidiaries will not be required to serve as Guarantors of the Parent's unsecured notes so long as they are not guarantors of the Credit Agreement.

The Amendment is guaranteed by the Company and the Guarantors pursuant to the Guarantee Agreement among the Company, Advance Stores and the Guarantors in favor of the Agent for the lenders under the 2017 Credit Agreement.

Some lenders under the Amendment and their affiliates have various commercial relationships with the Company and its subsidiaries involving the provision of financial services, including cash management, investment banking and general financing services.

The foregoing description does not constitute a complete summary of the Amendment and is qualified by reference in its entirety to the full text of the Amendment filed as Exhibit 10.1 herewith.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number
Description of Exhibit

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 15, 2019
/s/ Jeffrey W. Shepherd
Jeffrey W. Shepherd
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer