Additionally, Tom Auble, BSRO
Central Division Vice President, presented Mike Simpson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County CEO, with a $10,000 donation as part of the companys national Driving Great Futures partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In recent years, BSRO
has developed and executed a singular focus on driving operational excellence and delivering a consistent, world-class customer experience across our retail store network, said TJ Higgins, president, North America integrated consumer tire group, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of both Bridgestone and Pep Boys, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSRO will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of Pep Boys at USD 15.
Following completion of the transaction, Pep Boys will be wholly owned by and operate under BSRO.
At Bridgestone Retail Operations, we are committed to being the most trusted provider of automotive care in every neighborhood we serve, and I cant think of a better way to give back than supporting and uplifting local youth, said Stu Crum, president, BSRO.
The Driving Great Futures partnership launched on July 31, 2015 with all 2,200+ BSRO stores Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works selling $5 Value Books with tire and automotive service savings, and inviting customers to round up to the nearest dollar at checkout.
Along with these company-owned stores and Bridgestones more than 5,000 long-standing dealers and distributors in the United States, the Pep Boys network represents an immediate expansion for BSRO
, and accelerates the global growth strategy of Bridgestone Corporation.
Pep Boys will add approximately 800 locations to BSRO
s nationwide network of 2,200 tire and automotive service centers, which operate under the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works brand banners.