DEF 14A 1 a2019definitiveproxystatem.htm DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT Document

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March 25, 2019

Dear Shareholder:

You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Springfield, 2431 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65803, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

Details of the business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting are given in the attached Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Statement.

In addition to the specific matters to be acted upon, there will be a report on the progress of the Company and an opportunity for questions of general interest to the shareholders.

It is important that your shares be represented at the meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend in person, please complete, sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card in the envelope provided at your earliest convenience or vote via telephone or Internet using the instructions on the proxy card. If you attend the meeting, you may vote your shares in person even if you have previously signed and returned your proxy.

In order to assist us in preparing for the Annual Meeting, please let us know if you plan to attend by contacting Tricia Headley, our Corporate Secretary, at 233 South Patterson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802, (417) 874-7161.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.



David O’Reilly 
Chairman of the Board







O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
233 South Patterson Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON MAY 7, 2019 



What:   Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”)
When:   Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. central time
Where:   DoubleTree Hotel Springfield
2431 North Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65803
Why:   The Annual Meeting is being held for the following purposes:
to elect as Directors the nine nominees named in the attached proxy statement;
to conduct an advisory (non-binding) vote on executive compensation;
to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP, as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019;
to consider and act upon a shareholder proposal, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting; and
to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on February 28, 2019, as the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof. A list of all shareholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, arranged in alphabetical order and showing the address of and number of shares held by each shareholder, will be available during usual business hours at the office of the Corporate Secretary, Tricia Headley, at 2831 South Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, Missouri 65804, to be examined by any shareholder for any purpose reasonably related to the Annual Meeting for ten days prior to the date thereof. The list will also be available for examination throughout the course of the meeting.

Your vote is important to ensure a quorum at the meeting. Even if you own only a few shares, and whether or not you expect to be present at the meeting, we request you mark, date, sign and mail the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided or vote your shares by telephone or Internet as directed on the enclosed proxy card. Telephone and Internet voting for shareholders of record will be available 24 hours a day and will close on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

A copy of the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Report for fiscal year 2018 accompanies this notice.

By Order of the Board of Directors,
Tricia Headley
Secretary




TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Annual Shareholders’ Report 

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O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
233 South Patterson Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
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PROXY STATEMENT

The enclosed proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (the “Company” or “O’Reilly”), for use at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”) to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Springfield, 2431 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65803, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, and at any adjournments thereof. Whether or not you expect to attend the meeting in person, please return your executed proxy card in the enclosed postage-paid envelope or vote via telephone or Internet, using the instructions discussed below and on the proxy card, and the shares represented thereby will be voted in accordance with your instructions. The proxy statement and the accompanying proxy card is expected to first begin mailing to shareholders on or about March 25, 2019.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING AND VOTING

What is the purpose of the Annual Meeting?
At the Annual Meeting, shareholders will act upon the matters described in the accompanying notice of meeting. In addition, management will report on the Company’s performance during fiscal 2018 and respond to questions from shareholders.

When and where will the 2019 Annual Meeting be held?
The Annual Meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Springfield, 2431 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65803, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

Who may vote?
Any shareholder of record, as of the record date, is entitled to receive this notice and vote their shares at the Annual Meeting.

What is a “shareholder of record”?
A shareholder of record is a shareholder whose ownership of the Company’s common stock is reflected directly on the books and records of the transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (“Computershare”).

What is the record date for the Annual Meeting?
The record date is February 28, 2019. Shareholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2019, will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each share of common stock will have one vote on each matter to be voted upon.

Which O’Reilly shares are included in the proxy card I received?
The proxy card you received covers the number of common shares to be voted in your account as of the record date.

What is the difference between holding shares as a registered shareholder and as a beneficial owner?
A registered shareholder owns shares that are registered directly in their name with the Company’s transfer agent, Computershare. A beneficial owner owns shares held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank.

Why would I receive more than one proxy card?
You may receive more than one proxy card if you owned shares in more than one account. You should vote the shares on each of your proxy cards.

What matters will be voted on at the Annual Meeting?
At the Annual Meeting, shareholders will be asked to vote on three proposals that were solicited by the Board (Proposals 1 through 3), as well as a shareholder proposal (Proposal 4 ), if properly presented at the Annual Meeting:
5To elect as Directors the nine nominees named in this proxy statement;
6To conduct an advisory (non-binding) vote on executive compensation;
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7To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP, as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019; and
8A shareholder proposal entitled “Special Shareholder Meetings,” if properly presented.

May I vote with my proxy card in person at the Annual Meeting?
If you wish to vote your shares in person at the Annual Meeting, you may bring a signed proxy card with your choices specified by marking the appropriate boxes on the card.

May I vote without attending the Annual Meeting?
If you do not plan to attend the Annual Meeting, you have three options to vote your shares:
1Via Mail: You may vote by properly completing and signing the enclosed proxy card and returning the card in the enclosed, postage-paid envelope. Please specify your choices on the proxy card by marking the appropriate boxes. Shares will be voted in accordance with your written instructions; however, it is not necessary to mark any boxes if you wish to vote in accordance with the Board’s recommendations, outlined further below. Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided or send it to O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.
2Via the Internet: You may vote on the Internet by visiting www.proxyvote.com. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the website and follow the instructions to obtain your records and create an electronic voting instruction form.
3Via Telephone: Using any touch-tone telephone, you may vote your shares by dialing toll-free: 1-800-690-6903. Have your proxy card in hand when calling and follow the instructions.

If you choose to vote on the Internet or by telephone, please note voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on Monday, May 6, 2019.

If you do not attend the Annual Meeting, your shares cannot be voted unless a signed proxy card is returned, shares are voted using the Internet or the telephone, or other specific arrangements have been made to have your shares represented. Whether or not you attend the meeting, the Board encourages you to vote your shares promptly.

May I change my vote after I submit my proxy?
You may change your vote after submitting a proxy card. If, after sending in your proxy, you decide to vote in person or desire to revoke your proxy for any other reason, you may do so by notifying the Secretary of the Company in writing at the principal office at any time prior to the voting of the proxy. The Company’s principal executive office is located at 233 South Patterson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802.

Are my votes confidential?
All shareholder meeting proxies, ballots and tabulations that identify the vote of a particular shareholder will be kept confidential, except as necessary to allow the inspectors of election to certify the voting results or to meet legal requirements. Representatives of Broadridge Financial Solutions (“Broadridge”) will act as the inspector of election and will count the votes.

How will my vote be counted?
All votes will be tabulated by Broadridge. All properly executed proxies received by the Board pursuant to this solicitation will be voted in accordance with the shareholder’s directions specified in the proxy card. If no such directions have been specified by marking the appropriate squares in the signed and returned proxy card, the shares will be voted by the persons named in the enclosed proxy card as follows:
1FOR the election as Directors the nine nominees named in this proxy statement;
2FOR the approval, by an advisory (non-binding) vote of the 2018 compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers;
3FOR the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP, as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019; and
4AGAINST the shareholder proposal entitled “Special Shareholder Meetings,” if properly presented.

The Board is not aware of any matter to be presented for action at the Annual Meeting other than the matters set forth herein. The Company’s shareholders have no dissenter’s or appraisal rights in connection with any of the proposals described herein.

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No nominee has indicated that he or she would be unable or unwilling to serve as a Director, if elected. However, should any nominee become unable or unwilling to serve for any reason, it is intended that the persons named in the proxy will vote for the election of such other persons in their stead as may be designated by the Board. The Board is not aware of any reason that might cause any nominee to be unavailable to serve as a Director.

How does the Board recommend I vote?
The Board recommends a vote “FOR” each of the nominees for Director named in this proxy statement. The Board recommends a vote “FOR” the approval, by an advisory (non-binding) vote, of the 2018 compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers. The Board recommends a vote “FOR” the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP, as the Company’s independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2019. The Board recommends a vote “AGAINST” the shareholder proposal entitled “Special Shareholder Meetings,” if properly presented.

What constitutes a quorum?
On February 28, 2019, there were 78,388,832 shares of common stock outstanding, which constitutes all of the outstanding shares of the Company’s voting capital stock. A majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, represented in person or by proxy, will constitute a quorum at the meeting.

What are the standards for determining whether an item has been approved?
Item of BusinessQuorum RequiredVoting Approval Standard
Effect of Abstention (1)
Effect of Broker Non-Votes (2)
Proposal 1: Election of Directors (3)
Yes
Affirmative vote of majority of shares present and entitled to vote (4)
Vote againstCounted for quorum purposes; no effect on voting
Proposal 2: Advisory vote on Executive Compensation Yes
Affirmative vote of majority of shares present and entitled to vote (4)
Vote againstCounted for quorum purposes; no effect on voting
Proposal 3: Ratification of Selection of Independent Auditors Yes
Affirmative vote of majority of shares present and entitled to vote (4)
Vote againstNot applicable
Proposal 4: Shareholder proposal entitled “Special Shareholder Meetings” Yes
Affirmative vote of majority of shares present and entitled to vote (4)
Vote againstCounted for quorum purposes; no effect on voting
1Proxies marked “ABSTAIN” will be deemed to be represented at the Annual Meeting and considered in determining whether the requisite number of affirmative votes are cast on such matter.
2A broker non-vote occurs when a broker has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner of shares, and the broker does not have, or declines to exercise, discretionary authority to vote those shares.
3Cumulative voting is not allowed for Election of Directors.
4“Shares present and entitled to vote” includes shares represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

Are the Notice, proxy statement and Annual Report available on the Internet?
The Notice, proxy statement and Annual Report are available at www.proxyvote.com. The required control number can be found on your proxy card in the box next to the arrow.

Where may I find the voting results of the Annual Meeting?
The Board plans to announce the preliminary voting results at the Annual Meeting. The Company plans to publish the final results in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) within four business days following the Annual Meeting, if final voting results are available at that time. If the final voting results are not available within that time, the Company will report preliminary results in a Current Report on Form 8-K within four business days following the Annual Meeting and will report final voting results in an amended Current Report on Form 8-K when available.

Will a proxy solicitor be used?
No, the Company has not engaged a third party to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Annual Meeting.

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What are the deadlines for consideration of shareholder proposals or director nominations for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders?
Shareholder proposals intended to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and included in the Company’s proxy materials relating to that meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act must be received by the Company at the Company’s principal executive offices by November 26, 2019. The Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) require that shareholder proposals made outside of Rule 14a-8 be submitted not later than February 7, 2020, and not earlier than January 8, 2020.

What are the deadlines for submitting director nominations for inclusion in the Company’s proxy materials?
Under the Bylaws, a shareholder (or a group of up to 20 shareholders) owning three percent or more of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock continuously for at least three years may nominate and include in the Company’s proxy materials candidates for up to 20% of the Board (rounded down, but not less than two). Nominations must comply with the requirements and conditions of the Bylaws, including the delivery of proper notice to the Secretary of the Company at the Company’s address appearing on the first page of this proxy statement not later than November 26, 2019, and not earlier than October 27, 2019.

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS

The following table summarizes information as of December 31, 2018, with respect to each person or other entity (other than management) known to the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent (5%) of its outstanding shares of common stock.
Class of Stock Name and Address of Beneficial OwnerAmount and Nature of Beneficial OwnershipPercent of Class
Common StockThe Vanguard Group
100 Vanguard Boulevard
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355 
5,962,181 
(1)
7.4%  
Common StockBlackRock, Inc.
55 East 52nd Street
New York, New York 10055 
5,774,467 
(2)
7.2%  
1As reflected on such beneficial owners Schedule 13G/A dated February 11, 2019, provided to the Company in accordance with the Exchange Act. Of the 5,962,181 shares reported, The Vanguard Group claimed sole voting power over 98,283 shares, shared voting power over 23,456 shares, sole dispositive power over 5,841,825 shares and shared dispositive power over 120,356 shares.
2As reflected on such beneficial owner’s Schedule 13G/A dated February 5, 2019, provided to the Company in accordance with the Exchange Act. Of the 5,774,467 shares reported, BlackRock, Inc. claimed sole voting power over 5,093,161 shares, shared voting power over no shares, sole dispositive power over 5,774,467 shares and shared dispositive power over no shares.

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT

The following table summarizes, as of February 28, 2019, the beneficial ownership of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock for each current Director and Director nominee of the Board, each of the Company’s current Named Executive Officers and all Directors and executive officers as a group. Unless otherwise indicated, the Company believes that the beneficial owners set forth in the following table have sole voting and dispositive power.
Name Direct Ownership Indirect Ownership 
Current Exercisable Options (a)
Total Ownership (a)
Percent of Class 
David O’Reilly (b)
133,178 623,899 25,000 782,077 0.99%  
Larry OReilly (c)
128,164 58,513 — 186,677 *
Rosalie OReilly Wooten (d)
18,290 259,505 — 277,795 *
Greg Henslee (e)
15,922 21,246 191,752 228,920 *
Jay D. Burchfield (f)
17,581 — — 17,581 *
Thomas T. Hendrickson (f)
2,048 — — 2,048 *
John R. Murphy (f)
2,764 — — 2,764 *
Dana M. Perlman (g)
829 — — 829 *
Ronald Rashkow (f)
5,039 — — 5,039 *
Andrea M. Weiss — — — — *
Greg D. Johnson (h)
4,158 962 30,065 35,185 *
Jeff M. Shaw (i)
24,217 5,625 48,064 77,906 *
Thomas McFall (j)
5,518 420 85,717 91,655 *
All Directors and executive officers as a group (25 persons)369,887 979,655 643,270 1,992,812 2.52%  
* denotes less than 1.0%
aWith respect to each person, assumes the exercise of all stock options held by such person that were exercisable within 60 days of February 28, 2019.
bThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 2,402 restricted shares awarded under the Company’s long-term incentive compensation plans. The stated number of indirectly owned shares includes 488,886 shares controlled by Mr. O’Reilly as trustee of a trust for the benefit of his children, 127,348 shares held in a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (“GRAT”) and 7,665 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Savings Plan with T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc. (“T. Rowe Price”) as trustee.
cThe stated number of indirectly owned shares includes 36,493 shares held in a GRAT and 22,020 shares controlled by Mr. O’Reilly in a family registered partnership.
dThe stated number of indirectly owned shares is held in a GRAT.
eThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 1,769 restricted shares awarded under the Company’s long-term incentive compensation plans and 1,082 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The stated number of indirectly owned shares includes 16,245 shares held in a GRAT and 5,001 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Savings Plan with T. Rowe Price as trustee.
fThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 1,014 restricted shares awarded under the Company’s Director Stock Plan.
gThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 722 restricted shares awarded under the Company’s Director Stock Plan.
hThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 2,045 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The stated number of indirectly owned shares is held in the O’Reilly Employee Savings Plan with T. Rowe Price as trustee.
iThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 3,253 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The stated number of indirectly owned shares is held in the O’Reilly Employee Savings Plan with T. Rowe Price as trustee.
jThe stated number of directly owned shares includes 3,431 shares held in the O’Reilly Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The stated number of indirectly owned shares is held in the O’Reilly Employee Savings Plan with T. Rowe Price as trustee.

Officer and Director Stock Ownership Guidelines

The Board adopted stock ownership requirements for the Company’s independent Directors, executive officers and executive and senior vice presidents to further align their interests with those of the Company’s shareholders. The Compensation Committee reviews the stock ownership guidelines and reviews progress toward meeting ownership requirements quarterly. The Compensation Committee has discretion to waive these guidelines; however, it has never done so.

The Company’s independent Directors are required to own shares of the Company’s common stock valued at a minimum of $150,000 within five years of the date they first become a Director. For purposes of the guidelines, common stock ownership
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includes shares owned by the Director, directly or indirectly, and vested stock options granted to the Director under the Company’s Director Stock Plan, but excludes unvested restricted share awards. As of December 31, 2018, the total stockholdings of each of the independent directors, who has been serving as a Director for at least five years, satisfied their respective stock ownership requirement.

The Company’s executive officers and executive and senior vice presidents are required to own shares of the Company’s common stock valued at the minimum of a specified multiple of their base salary within five years of first assuming their respective positions. For purposes of the guidelines, common stock ownership includes shares owned by the officer directly, shares held by the officer in the Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan, shares held by the officer in the Company’s Profit Sharing and Savings Plan and the tax affected intrinsic value of the officer’s vested stock options granted under the Company’s incentive plans. Individuals who do not achieve the required level of ownership within the prescribed period of time may, at the discretion of the Compensation Committee, be required to hold 50% of net after-tax shares issued upon the exercise of any of their stock options and may not be allowed to sell any other shares of the Company that they may own. The stock ownership requirement does not apply after the executive officer or executive or senior vice president reaches age 62. The Compensation Committee may waive these guidelines at its discretion; however, it has never done so. As of December 31, 2018, the total stockholdings of each of the Company’s executive officers and executive and senior vice presidents, who had been in their positions for at least five years, satisfied the stock ownership requirement applicable to each of them.

The following table identifies the executive officers’ and executive and senior vice presidents’ ownership requirement as of December 31, 2018:
PositionMinimum Ownership Requirement Multiple of Salary
Chief Executive Officer5x
Chief Operating Officer3x
Chief Financial Officer3x
Executive Vice Presidents3x
Senior Vice Presidents2x

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PROPOSAL 1 - ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Information about the Director Nominees

The Company’s Bylaws and Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation provide for the annual election of Directors. The Board has nominated David O’Reilly, Larry O’Reilly, Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten, Greg Henslee, Jay D. Burchfield, Thomas T. Hendrickson, John R. Murphy, Dana M. Perlman, and Andrea M. Weiss as Directors for a one-year term expiring at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

The following identifies (i) the business experience and principal occupation for at least the last five years of each of the nominees; (ii) his or her present positions and offices with the Company, if applicable; (iii) the year in which he or she was first elected or appointed a Director (each serving continuously since first elected or appointed, unless otherwise stated); (iv) his or her age; (v) his or her directorships for at least the last five years in any company with a class of securities registered pursuant to Section 12 or subject to the requirements of Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or in any company registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (as specifically noted), as applicable; and (vi) the qualifications and skills, which the Director possesses, that qualify him or her for service on the Company’s Board.

Each of the below nominees’ current term expires in 2019:

David O’Reilly, age 69, Affiliated Director and Chairman of the Board, has been a director since 1972.
Experience: Mr. O’Reilly has served as Chairman of the Board since February of 2005. Mr. O’Reilly served as Co-Chairman of the Board from August 1999 to February 2005; Chief Executive Officer from March 1993 to February 2005; President of the Company from March 1993 to August 1999; and Vice President of the Company from 1975 to March 1993.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. O’Reilly is being re-nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses over 45 years of experience and expertise in the Company’s operations and strategic business development and has held leadership roles in numerous aftermarket industry organizations and associations, as well as having served on several bank boards and charitable organization boards.

Larry O’Reilly, age 72, Affiliated Director and Vice Chairman of the Board, has been a director since 1969.
Experience: Mr. O’Reilly has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board since February of 2005. Mr. O’Reilly served as Co-Chairman of the Board from August 1999 to February 2005; Chief Operating Officer from March 1993 to February 2003; President from March 1993 to August 1999; and Vice President from 1975 to March 1993. Mr. O’Reilly retired from active Company management in February of 2003. Mr. O’Reilly currently serves as Chairman and Director of Mercy Hospital Springfield since January 2000; Board Member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame since January 2003; and Trustee of the Lance Armstrong Endowment Board since December 2005.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. O’Reilly is being re-nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses over 45 years of experience and expertise in the Company’s operations, in the automotive aftermarket industry and strategic business development.

Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten, age 77, Affiliated Director of the Board, has been a director since 1980.
Experience: Mrs. Wooten has served as a member of the Board since February of 2002. Mrs. Wooten served as Executive Vice President from March 1993 to February 2002. Mrs. Wooten retired from active Company management in February of 2002. Mrs. Wooten currently serves on the Ozarks Greenways Board of Directors, CASA Advisory Board, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Advisory Board and Drury University Board of Trustees.
Qualifications and Skills: Mrs. Wooten is being re-nominated as a Director because, among her other qualifications, she possesses over 35 years of experience and expertise in the Company’s operations, in the automotive aftermarket industry and experience in leadership development, risk management and human resources.

Greg Henslee, age 58, Affiliated Director and Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, has been a director since 2017.
Experience: Mr. Henslee has served as a member of the Board since November 2017 and Executive Vice Chairman of the Board since May 2018. Mr. Henslee served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until May 2018. Mr. Henslee served O’Reilly as President from December 2012 to February 2017; Co-President from 1999 to 2012; Senior Vice President of Information Systems, Inventory Control, Customer Service, Computer Operations, Pricing and Loss
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Prevention from 1998 to 1999; Vice President of Store Operations from 1995 to 1998; and Director of Computer Operations and Loss Prevention from 1993 to 1995.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. Henslee is being nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses over 35 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry and 34 years of experience and expertise in the Company’s operations, strategic planning and leadership development, as well as holds leadership positions on various automotive aftermarket organizations and associations.

Jay D. Burchfield, age 73, Independent Director of the Board, has been a director since 1997.
Experience: Mr. Burchfield serves as a Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and Member of the Audit, Executive and Nominating and Wealth Committees of Simmons First National Corporation since May 2015; Chairman of the Board and Director of Trust Company of the Ozarks from April 1998 until his retirement in October 2015; Senior Principal of SilverTree Companies, a real estate company, since January 2010. Mr. Burchfield’s career has spanned more than 40 years in the banking and financial services industry.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. Burchfield is being re-nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses experience and expertise in the banking industry, strategic business development, executive compensation and leadership development.

Thomas T. Hendrickson, age 64, Independent Director of the Board, has been a director since 2010.
Experience: Mr. Hendrickson serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chairperson for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. since 2015; Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for The Sports Authority, Inc., the parent of retailer “Sports Authority,” from 2003 until his retirement in February of 2014; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Gart Sports Company, from 1998 until its merger with Sports Authority in 2003; Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sportmart, Inc., from 1993 to 1997; and Divisional Vice President and Controller of Miller’s Outpost Stores, a retailer specializing in apparel to young consumers, from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Hendrickson is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 32 years of retail business experience.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. Hendrickson is being re-nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses experience and expertise in the retail industry and the areas of risk assessment, accounting and finance, including experience as a chief financial officer.

John R. Murphy, age 68, Independent Director of the Board, has been a director since 2003.
Experience: Mr. Murphy serves as a director and the Audit Committee Chairman of Summit Materials, Inc. (Summit) since 2012, he is also a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. In 2013, Mr. Murphy served as Summit’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Mr. Murphy serves as a director and the Audit Committee Chairman of Tempo Holding Company, LLC since 2019. In 2012, Mr. Murphy was named a director and Audit Committee Chairman of DJO Global, Inc., he served in that capacity until 2019. In 2011, Mr. Murphy served as a director, Audit Committee and Special Committee member of Graham Packaging, Inc. until September of that year. Mr. Murphy served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Smurfit-Stone) from 2009 to 2010, where he led the financial restructuring of Smurfit-Stone during its Chapter 11 reorganization. Mr. Murphy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuride Corporation, Inc. (Accuride) and a member of its board of directors until October 2008. Mr. Murphy served as Accurides President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2007 to October 2007. Accuride filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2009 and emerged in 2010. He served as President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2006 to December 2006 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 1998 to January 2006. Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Qualifications and Skills: Mr. Murphy is being re-nominated as a Director because, among his other qualifications, he possesses experience and expertise in the automotive aftermarket industry, in the accounting and finance areas, including experience as a chief financial officer, and he possesses experience in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Dana M. Perlman, age 38, Independent Director of the Board, has been a director since 2017.
Experience: Ms. Perlman serves as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Business Development and Investor Relations of PVH Corp. (“PVH”) since 2011, where she oversees the management of accounts receivable, treasury and capital markets, corporate communications, investor relations and crisis communications. Ms. Perlman is also responsible for
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business development at PVH, where she assists in corporate strategy, acquisitions and strategic projects. Prior to joining PVH, Ms. Perlman served as Director of Retail Investment Banking at Barclays Capital. Prior to her role at Barclays Capital, Ms. Perlman held positions with Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Perlman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Qualifications and Skills: Ms. Perlman is being nominated as a director because, among her other qualifications, she possesses over 15 years of experience and expertise in the global retail industry and the areas of finance, investment banking, business development, acquisitions, risk management, corporate and employer branding and investor communications.

The below director nominee is not currently serving as a director and was nominated for election by the Board in January of 2019:

Andrea M. Weiss, age 63, Independent Director Nominee.
Experience: Ms. Weiss is the founder of and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Consulting, Inc. since 2002. Ms. Weiss is also the founder of The O Alliance, LLC, a global consulting practice focused on retail, e-commerce and consumer companies. Prior to founding Retail Consulting, Inc., Ms. Weiss was President of dELiA*s, Inc., President of Guess?, Inc., Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer of L Brands, Inc., Senior Vice President of Ann Inc., and Director of Merchandising of The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Weiss is also a board member for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. since 2003, Nutrisystem, Inc. since 2013 and RPT Realty since 2018. Ms. Weiss currently serves on several private advisory boards as well. Ms. Weiss served on the board of directors of GSI Commerce from 2006 to 2011, Chicos FAS, Inc. from 2009 to 2018 and The Pepboys - Manny, Moe & Jack from 2013 to 2016.  Ms. Weiss holds a Masters of Administrative Science from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Weiss also completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School and The Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
Qualifications and Skills: Ms. Weiss is being nominated as a director because, among her other qualifications, she possesses over 30 years of experience in the retail industry and the areas of marketing, consumer branding, proprietary brand development, consumer behavior, global retail and e-commerce operations and board governance. 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” EACH OF THE ELECTED NOMINEES.


Current Board member, Ronald Rashkow, has not been nominated for re-election, as he is expected to retire from the Board at the end of the 2018 director term, consistent with the Board’s mandatory retirement age policy.

INFORMATION CONCERNING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Director Independence

Rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market (the “Nasdaq”) require that a majority of the Board be “independent.” Under the Nasdaq rules, a director or director nominee is independent if he or she is not an officer or employee of the Company and does not have any relationship with the Company which, in the opinion of the Board, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. The Board has reviewed the independence of its Directors and director nominee under the Nasdaq rules. During this review, the Board considered transactions and relationships between each Director or any member of his or her family and the Company during 2018. Please see discussions in “Affiliated Relationships” and “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” sections for further descriptions, by specific category and type, of the transactions and relationships reviewed. Consistent with these considerations, the Board has determined that Messrs. Burchfield, Hendrickson, Murphy and Rashkow, and Ms. Perlman (“independent Directors”), as well as Ms. Weiss, director nominee, are independent under the Nasdaq rules.

Affiliated Relationships

David O’Reilly, Larry O’Reilly and Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten, Directors of the Board, are siblings. In addition to being a Director of the Board, David O’Reilly also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company.

Greg Henslee, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2005 until May of 2018. Effective in May of 2018, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President.

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Leadership Structure

The Company’s leadership structure, within its Board, consists of a Chairman of the Board, two Vice Chairmen of the Board, an Independent Lead Director, an Audit Committee, a Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee and a Compensation Committee. The Independent Lead Director also serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. All Committee members satisfy the independence requirements under the Nasdaq rules. The Company’s Bylaws permit the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer to be held by the same person; however, the Board believes these roles and their attendant responsibilities should be separate and fulfilled by two separate individuals. The Company believes having separate roles allows its Board to effectively provide guidance to and oversight of its management. In 2005, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the appointment of David O’Reilly to serve in the role of Chairman of the Board of the Company. In May of 2018, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the appointment of Greg Henslee to serve in the role of Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. These appointments were made in recognition of the substantial roles Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Henslee play in the development of the Company’s strategic initiatives.

Independent Lead Director

From time to time, in the interest of sound corporate governance, the Board may appoint an Independent Lead Director. The Board believes that the designation of an Independent Lead Director improves the functionality of the Board and its Committees and aids in the fiduciary obligations each Director has to the Company and its shareholders. In May of 2018, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee nominated, and the Board approved, Jay D. Burchfield to serve as Independent Lead Director. Mr. Burchfield has served as Independent Lead Director since that time.

The responsibilities of the Independent Lead Director include, but are not limited to, the following:
Serves as a liaison among other Directors, with the Company’s management, between Board committees and the Board;
Presides at Board meetings in the absence of the Chairman of the Board, or at the request of the Chairman of the Board;
Ensures Board leadership in the absence or incapacitation of the Chairman of the Board;
Chairs executive sessions involving only the independent Directors, develops the agenda for executive sessions to ensure that independent Directors have adequate opportunities for these meetings to be held and adequate time to discuss issues and communicates with the Company’s management, as appropriate, the results of the executive sessions;
Consults with the Chairman of the Board as to the appropriate schedules and agendas of Board meetings to ensure there is sufficient time available for serious discussion of appropriate topics proposed by the independent Directors;
Advises the Chairman of the Board on the conduct of Board meetings to facilitate teamwork and communication among independent and non-independent Directors;
Together with the Chairman of the Board, collaborates with the Company’s management to determine the information and materials provided to the Directors, so that the independent Directors have adequate resources, especially by way of full, timely and relevant information, to support their decision-making responsibilities;
Entitled to request materials from and receive notice of, and attend all, meetings of Board committees;
Collaborates with the Chairman of the Board and Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee on Board succession planning;
Is available to advise committee chairpersons in fulfilling their designated roles and responsibilities to the Board;
Acts as the focal point on the Board concerning issues such as corporate governance and suggestions from independent Directors and monitors and coordinates with the Company’s management on corporate governance issues and developments;
Collaborates with the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee to ensure a succession plan is in place for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer;
Collaborates with the Board to guide the Company’s management on strategic issues and long-term planning;
Consults with the Chairman of the Board on such matters as are pertinent to the Board and the Company;
Is available for direct communication and consultation with shareholders, upon request through Board approved procedures; and
Performs such other duties as the Board or Chairman of the Board may delegate, from time to time.

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Meeting Attendance

During 2018, four regularly scheduled meetings of the Board were held. During such year, each current Director attended 100% of the total number of meetings of the Board during his or her term of service. During 2018, each independent Director attended 100% of the total number of meetings held by all committees of the Board for which he or she served, with the exception of Mr. Murphy who attended 93% and Mr. Rashkow who attended 92% of the total number of meetings held by all committees of the Board for which each served.

Time is allotted at each Board meeting for an executive session involving only the independent Directors. The Company’s independent Directors held four closed-session meetings during 2018, and each current independent director attended all meetings during his or her term of service.

The Company encourages, but does not require, the members of its Board to attend the Annual Meeting. Each director then serving on the Board attended the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

Committees of the Board

The Board has three standing committees, the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. Each committee is governed by a written charter and is comprised solely of independent Directors in accordance with the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications. Charters for each committee are available on the Company’s website at www.OReillyAuto.com and can be obtained free of charge by written request to the attention of the Secretary at the Company’s address appearing on the first page of this proxy statement or by telephone at (417) 874-7161.

Because David O’Reilly, Larry O’Reilly, Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten and Greg Henslee do not qualify as independent Directors, they do not participate on any committee of the Board.

Audit Committee
Number of Members:  Five 
Members:   Thomas T. Hendrickson (Chairman), Jay D. Burchfield, John R. Murphy, Dana M. Perlman and Ronald Rashkow
Number of Meetings during 2018: Eight 
Purpose and Functions: 
The Company’s standing Audit Committee was established in accordance with Section (3)(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act. The Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing reports of the Company’s financial results, audits and internal controls, including the Company’s Internal Audit Department, and communicating the results of these evaluations to management. The Audit Committee recommends the engagement of independent auditors, confers with the external auditors regarding the adequacy of the Company’s financial controls and fiscal policy in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and directs changes to financial policies or procedures as appropriate. The Committee also reviews the procedure of the independent registered public accounting firm for ensuring its independence with respect to the services performed for the Company.

The Board has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is “independent” pursuant to the Nasdaq rules, as well as the independence requirements for audit committee members under Rule 10A-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act. In addition, the Board has determined that Mr. Hendrickson, chairman of the Audit Committee, is qualified as an audit committee financial expert, as that term is defined in the rules of the SEC. The Company’s Audit Committee Charter may be viewed on its website at www.OReillyAuto.com.

Compensation Committee
Number of Members:  Three 
Members:   John R. Murphy (Chairman), Jay D. Burchfield and Thomas T. Hendrickson 
Number of Meetings during 2018: Four 
Purpose and Functions: 
The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to act on behalf of the Board with respect to the establishment and administration of the policies, which govern the annual compensation of the Company’s executive officers. The Committee has responsibility for defining and articulating the Company’s overall executive compensation philosophy, and administering and approving all elements of compensation for elected executive officers. The Committee is directly responsible for reviewing and approving the corporate goals and objectives relevant to the Chairman and CEO’s compensation, evaluating the Chairman and
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CEO’s performance based on those goals and objectives, and determining and approving the Chairman and CEO’s compensation level based on this evaluation. The Company’s Human Resources Department works directly with the Compensation Committee to assist in making recommendations to the Committee for the Chairman and CEO’s total compensation. The Compensation Committee also oversees the grants and related actions under the Company’s various equity plans.

Because the Company’s executive leadership is of critical importance to the Company’s success, the succession planning process is led by the Compensation Committee. This committee reviews the Company’s succession planning practices and procedures and makes recommendations to the Board concerning succession developments, while ensuring the appropriate succession plans are in place for key executive positions.

The Committee has the authority to retain consultants and advisors as it may deem appropriate in its discretion. The Committee has, from time to time, historically utilized third party compensation survey data and/or outside consultant advisors in order to achieve its goal of attracting and retaining executive officers who contribute to the long-term success of the Company. During 2018, the Company did not engage an outside consultant advisor for compensation advisory services. The Company’s Compensation Committee Charter may be viewed on its website at www.OReillyAuto.com.

Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee
Number of Members:  Three 
Members:   Ronald Rashkow (Chairman), John R. Murphy and Dana M. Perlman 
Number of Meetings during 2018: Four 
Purpose and Functions: 
The principal purposes of the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee are
ito establish criteria for the selection of Directors, identify any additional skills sets or attributes necessary to fill gaps on the current board and to recommend to the Board the nominees for Director in connection with the Companys Annual Meeting of the shareholders;
iito take a leadership role in shaping the Companys corporate governance policies and to issue and implement the Corporate Governance Principles of the Company;
iiito develop and coordinate annual evaluations of the Board, its committees and its members;
ivto advise the Board regarding long-term Board succession; and
vto adhere to all legal standards required by the SEC and Nasdaq.

The Companys Corporate Governance Principles may be viewed along with the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee Charter on its website at www.OReillyAuto.com.

The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee does not have a written policy on the consideration of Director candidates recommended by shareholders. It is the view of the Board that all candidates, whether recommended by a shareholder or the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee, shall be evaluated based on the same established criteria for persons to be nominated for election to the Board and its committees. The established criteria for persons to be nominated for election to the Board and its committees, taking into account the composition of the Board as a whole, at a minimum, includes
a candidate’s qualification as “independent” under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC and Nasdaq applicable to the Board and each of its committees;
depth, breadth and diversity of experience within the Company’s industry and otherwise;
commitments outside of the Board and the ability to devote adequate time to Board and committee matters;
special areas of expertise;
accounting and financial knowledge;
willingness to apply sound and independent business judgment;
leadership ability;
experience in developing and assessing business strategies;
corporate governance expertise;
risk management skills; and
for incumbent members of the Board, the past performance of the incumbent director.

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The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee regularly engages and considers director succession for the members of its Board, committees and committee chairs to ensure a mix of knowledge and abilities, expertise and tenure that promote and support the Company’s long-term success, while giving consideration to evolving skills, perspective and experience needed on the Board to perform its corporate governance role. In addition, when the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee seeks a new candidate for directorship, it seeks qualifications from the individual that satisfy the established criteria for a person to be nominated and a candidate that will complement the attributes and perspective of the other members of the Board. As the Company’s strategic priorities and the composition of the Board evolve, the priorities and emphasis of qualifications the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee is seeking in a candidate will change from time to time. Individuals identified by the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee as qualified to become directors are then recommended to the Board for nomination, and the Board determines the nominees for election after considering the recommendation and report of the Corporate Governance/Nomination Committee.

The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee expects Mrs. Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten to retire from the Board at the end of the 2019 director term, consistent with the Board’s mandatory retirement age policy. Currently, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee is actively searching for a qualified candidate for directorship to recommend to the Board in 2019 for consideration for the 2020 director elections.

Finding qualified candidates interested in serving as director is of the highest level of importance to the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee. As such, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee may use any and all appropriate methods at its disposal for identifying candidates for election. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee’s methods for identifying candidates for election to the Company’s Board include the solicitation of possible candidates from a number of sources, including engaging with outside search firms, from members of its Board, its executives, individuals personally known to the members of its Board and other research. Shareholders wishing to recommend a candidate for nomination as a director are requested to send the recommendation in writing to O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Corporate Governance/Nomination Committee, attention to Tricia Headley, at 233 South Patterson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802. The Board believes it is best qualified to evaluate candidates based on its knowledge of the Company’s business structure, and the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee may retain one or more third-party search firms to identify suitable candidates. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee retained The Stewart Group, Inc. to assist with the search for a suitable candidate to fill the vacancy due to Mr. Ronald Rashkows expected retirement from the Board at the end of the 2018 director term, resulting in the nomination of Ms. Andrea M. Weiss.

Shareholder Nominations

A shareholder who desires to nominate one or more persons for election as director(s) shall deliver “timely notice” (as defined in Section 12, Article II of the Company’s Bylaws) of the shareholder’s intent to make such nomination or nominations, either by personal delivery or by United States mail, postage prepaid, to the Secretary of the Company at the Company’s address appearing on the first page of this proxy statement. In accordance with Section 13, Article II of the Bylaws, such notice shall set forth
ithe name and address of record of the shareholder who intends to make the nomination;
iithe class and number of shares of the capital stock that are beneficially owned by the shareholder on the date of such notice;
iiithe name, age, business and residential addresses, and principal occupation or employment of each proposed nominee;
iva description of all arrangements or understandings between the shareholder and each nominee, and other arrangements or understandings known to the shareholder, pursuant to which the nomination or nominations are to be made by the shareholder; any other information regarding each proposed nominee that would be required to be included in a proxy statement filed with the SEC; and
vthe written consent of each proposed nominee being so named to serve as a Director of the Company.

The presiding officer of a meeting may, if the facts warrant, determine at the meeting that a nomination was not made in accordance with the foregoing procedure, and if he or she should make that determination, he or she shall so declare at the Annual Meeting, and the defective nomination shall be disregarded.

Risk Oversight

It is management’s responsibility to manage risk and bring to the Board’s attention the most material risks to the Company. The Board has oversight responsibility of the processes established to report and monitor systems for material risks applicable to the Company. In its oversight role, the Board annually reviews the Company’s strategic plan, which addresses, among other things,
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the risks and opportunities facing the Company. A quarterly risk overview is provided to the Board by the Company’s General Counsel, by the Company’s Senior Vice President of Information Technology and by the Company’s Vice President of Treasury and Risk Management, which details the Company’s current and potential risks and risk exposure to litigation, information technology and cybersecurity and self-insurance. The Board has delegated certain risk management oversight responsibility to the Board committees. As part of its responsibilities as set forth in its charter, the Audit Committee is responsible for discussing with management the Company’s major financial risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and control those exposures, including the Company’s risk assessment and risk management policies. The Audit Committee reviews, with management, the Company’s financial performance and financing arrangements and meets with the Company’s external auditors to review the Company’s compliance with all applicable financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee reviews the Company’s corporate governance guidelines and their implementation and reviews the Corporate Risk Assessment and Management Status Report. This report identifies the material business risks (including strategic and operational) for the Company as a whole and identifies the controls that respond to and mitigate those risks. The Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee also receives a Fraud Risk Assessment report from management, which reviews the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics program compliance as well as the Company’s TIPS Hotline and Corporate policies and procedures. The Compensation Committee has overall responsibility for executive officer succession planning and reviews succession plans each year. The Compensation Committee also reviews total compensation for the Company’s management and executives including base salary, incentive compensation, benefits, and perquisites to ensure they are market competitive and consistent with the Company’s performance goals and ensures that the compensation plans and arrangements do not create inappropriate risks. Each committee regularly reports to the full Board.

Board Diversity

In selecting a Director nominee, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee focuses on skills, viewpoints, expertise and background that would complement the existing Board. While the Board does not have a formal policy on Board diversity as it relates to the selection of nominees for the Board, the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee will consider diversity in market knowledge, experience, employment, ethnicity, gender and geography among other factors. Decisions by the Board regarding continued service of Directors are made based on expected contributions to the Board in furtherance of the interests of shareholders.

Compensation of Directors

Independent Directors
Independent Directors are paid an annual fee and meeting fees for attendance at each Board and Committee meeting, with the Independent Lead Director receiving an additional annual fee for service on the Board. Each Committee Chairman is paid an additional fee for service as chairman of each respective Committee.

To assist the Company in recruiting and retaining qualified Directors, the Company also maintains a Director Stock Plan. This plan provides for an annual award to each independent Director of restricted shares that vest annually in equal installments over a three-year period and/or the grant of non-qualified stock options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock, at a per share exercise price equal to the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the date the option is granted, that fully vest after six months and have a contractual life of seven years. Upon resignation from the Board for any reason other than retirement, death or disability, all outstanding stock awards are immediately forfeited. The Board makes an annual determination of the number of restricted shares and/or the number of stock options to be awarded to every independent Director under the Director Stock Plan.

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The following table summarizes the compensation paid to the independent Directors, including stock awards, for the year ended December 31, 2018:
Annual fee$75,000 
Annual Independent Lead Director fee$10,000 
Committee Chairman fees$10,000: Audit Committee
$7,500: Compensation Committee
$5,500: Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee
Board of Director meeting fees$2,500 for attendance at each quarterly meeting of the Board
Special meeting fees$1,000 for attendance at each special meeting of the Board
Restricted stockIn May of 2018, each independent Director was awarded a number of restricted shares valued at approximately $135,000. The restricted shares vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period commencing on the first anniversary of the award. In May of 2018, each independent Director received 509 restricted shares awarded at a price of $265.41 per share.
Non-qualified stock optionsNo stock option awards were granted during 2018.

Independent Director fees in the aggregate amount of $459,625 were paid during 2018 and independent Director restricted stock awards with an aggregate fair value of $675,468 were granted in 2018.

Affiliated Directors
The Affiliated Director Compensation Plan provides for an annual cash retainer of $220,000 and quarterly meeting fees of $2,500 for attendance at each Board meeting to each of the affiliated Directors (Larry O’Reilly and Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten). Affiliated Directors are not paid any other fee amounts and are not granted equity awards in their capacity as directors.
 
David O’Reilly and Greg Henslee do not receive any additional compensation for services they provide as Directors and are compensated solely for the services they provide as executive officers.

The following table summarizes the compensation paid to all Directors for the year ended December 31, 2018, other than David O’Reilly and Greg Henslee whose compensation is fully reflected in the Summary Compensation Table portion of this proxy statement:
DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
NameFees Earned or Paid In Cash
($)
Stock Awards
($) (a)
Option Awards
($) 
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
($)
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings
All Other Compensation
($) (b)
Total
($)
Charles H. O’Reilly Jr. (c)
82,086 — — — — — 82,086 
Larry O’Reilly226,923 — — — — 9,082 236,005 
Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten226,923 — — — — — 226,923 
Jay D. Burchfield95,875 135,094 — — — — 230,969 
Thomas T. Hendrickson94,000 135,094 — — — — 229,094 
John R. Murphy93,625 135,094 — — — — 228,719 
Paul R. Lederer (c)
23,625 — — — — — 23,625 
Dana M. Perlman86,500 135,094 — — — — 221,594 
Ronald Rashkow (d)
89,625 135,094 — — — — 224,719 
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aStock awards granted to Directors represent restricted shares, which vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period commencing on the first anniversary of the award. The dollar value of stock awards represents the grant-date fair value of the awards based on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the award. Please see Note 10 “Share-Based Compensation and Benefit Plans” to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements included on its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, for further discussion of the accounting used in calculating share-based compensation expenses in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718 (“ASC 718”). The table below summarizes the Directors’ outstanding restricted share awards as of December 31, 2018:
Stock Awards 
Name Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#) 
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
($) 
Jay D. Burchfield1,014 
(i)
349,151 
Thomas T. Hendrickson1,014 
(i)
349,151 
John R. Murphy1,014 
(i)
349,151 
Dana M. Perlman722 
(ii)
248,606 
Ronald Rashkow (c)
1,014 
(i)
349,151 
iRepresents restricted shares granted on May 4, 2016, May 10, 2017, and May 9, 2018. The restricted shares granted on May 4, 2016, vest in one installment of 155 shares on May 4, 2019. The restricted shares granted on May 10, 2017, vest in two installments of 175 shares each on May 10, 2019, and May 10, 2020. The restricted shares granted on May 9, 2018, vest in three installments of 170 shares each on May 9, 2019, and May 9, 2020, and 169 shares on May 9, 2021.
iiRepresents restricted shares granted on November 9, 2017, and May 9, 2018. The restricted shares granted on November 9, 2017, vest in two installments of 107 shares on November 9, 2019, and 106 shares on November 9, 2020. The restricted shares granted on May 9, 2018, vest in three installments of 170 shares each on May 9, 2019, and May 9, 2020, and 169 shares on May 9, 2021.
bThe “All Other Compensation” column includes personal benefits valued at less than $10,000 and consisted of personal use of the Company plane.
cRetired from the Board at the end of the 2017 director term, consistent with the Boards mandatory retirement age policy.
dExpected to retire from the Board at the end of the 2018 director term, consistent with the Board’s mandatory retirement age policy.

In addition, all Directors are reimbursed for reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attendance at Board meetings.

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

No member of the Compensation Committee is now, nor has ever been, an officer or an employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries. None of the Company’s executive officers served as a director or as a member of a compensation committee (or other committee serving an equivalent function) of any other entity, one of whose executive officers served as a director of the Company or a member of the Compensation Committee during 2018.
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COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

This section describes the compensation packages of the Company’s principal executive officer, principal financial officer, and three other most highly compensated officers who were employed by the Company on December 31, 2018 (such individuals are referred to as the “Named Executive Officers” or “NEOs” in this proxy statement). The NEOs and their positions are identified below:
David O’Reilly - Chairman of the Board
Greg Henslee - Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer
Greg D. Johnson - Chief Executive Officer and Co-President
Jeff M. Shaw - Chief Operating Officer and Co-President
Tom McFall - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

In May of 2018, in accordance with the Company’s previously announced leadership succession plan, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President, and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President. Greg Henslee, who previously served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, was appointed to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board.

Executive summary
The Compensation Committee of the Board is responsible for reviewing the performance of the Company’s NEOs, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents (together, its “executive officers”), recommending to the Board compensation packages and specific compensation levels for its executive officers and other management team members, establishing policies and guidelines for other benefit programs and administering the award of stock options and other stock-based incentives under the Company’s incentive plans.

At the 2018 Annual Meeting, over 96% of the votes cast in the advisory vote on executive compensation, which were present and entitled to vote on the matter, were in favor of the compensation of the Company’s NEOs as disclosed in the 2018 proxy statement. The Board believes that the outcome of this proposal evidences the commitment of the Compensation Committee to open dialogue with the Company’s shareholders regarding the Companys executive compensation program, and the Compensation Committee has and will continue to consider these voting results and shareholder sentiments generally as it formulates and implements an executive compensation program designed to align the long-term interests of the Company’s executive officers with the interests of its shareholders.
 
The policies and procedures of the Compensation Committee are designed to assist the Board in its oversight of the implementation and effectiveness of its policies and strategies regarding the investment in the Company’s most important asset, its employees (whom the Company refers to as “Team Members”). These strategies and policies include, but are not limited to,
recruiting and retaining qualified Team Members;
supporting the career development and progression of Team Members;
management succession, in conjunction with the Company’s Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee; and
other employment practices.

Compensation objectives and philosophy
The main objective of the Company’s compensation philosophy is to provide its executive officers and management with a total compensation package that is competitive and equitable, and which encourages and rewards performance based in part upon the Company’s performance in terms of increases in shareholder value. The Company’s compensation objectives include both long-term, share-based incentives and short-term, cash incentives. The Company believes that aligning the interests of its executives and management with those of its shareholders further promotes the success of not only the Company, but also its Team Members.

Risk assessment of compensation programs
The Compensation Committee has reviewed the potential effects of the various components of the Company’s executive officers’ compensation and benefits programs on individual and collective behavior and, ultimately, on its risk profile and overall approach to risk management. During its review, the Compensation Committee focused on the Company’s short-term incentives, long-term incentives, and change in control benefits as having the greatest potential to create incentives for
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individual or collective risk taking. Following a thorough review of these and the other components of the Company’s compensation and benefits programs, the Compensation Committee has determined that the programs do not create any incentives with respect to individual or collective behavior that are likely to have a material adverse effect upon either its risk profile or overall approach to risk management.

Additionally, the Company’s non-executive officer and management compensation policies and practices do not excessively incentivize or create need for inappropriate risk-taking by its Team Members, and therefore, it is not reasonably likely that current compensation policies and practices would have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Overview of compensation programs
The key elements of the compensation packages for the Company’s executive officers, including the NEOs, are base salary, annual cash incentive compensation and long-term, share-based incentives. In determining the composition of elements in each compensation package, the Compensation Committee aims to create a balanced set of rewards, utilizing market-driven influences and external compensation benchmarks, as well as the Companys current cash considerations. To ensure that the Company thrives in the competitive talent market, the Compensation Committee reviews industry resources, references and other benchmark reports to determine competitive market ranges and reasonable levels of compensation.

In reviewing the compensation packages of each of the Company’s executive officers and management, the Compensation Committee tallies the corresponding dollar value of each element of an individual’s compensation, including salary, incentive compensation, accumulated realized and unrealized share-based compensation gains, the dollar value to such individual and cost to the Company of all perquisites and other personal benefits, the earnings and accumulated benefits under the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation program and the potential impact of several potential severance and change-in-control scenarios. For new appointments to senior executive management, the Company’s management presents compensation recommendations to the Compensation Committee for consideration.

Competitive assessments
The Company’s Human Resources Department provides the Compensation Committee with industry benchmark information and compensation survey data from the companies in its peer group, including peer salary, bonus, incentive compensation, share-based compensation and other compensation. The Compensation Committee considers the Company’s relative performance compared with an established group of peer companies in the automotive aftermarket industry and other specialty retailers, described below.

The Compensation Committee reviews the Company’s peer group, as necessary, to ensure that the comparisons are meaningful. The Compensation Committee evaluates peers that conduct business outside of the automotive aftermarket industry based on criteria such as revenue, operating margin, net income, market capitalization, team member count and one and three year total shareholder returns, as applicable. Based on its review, the Compensation Committee removed four companies and added three companies, Dollar General Corporation, Lithia Motors, Inc. and Sonic Automotive, Inc., to the 2018 peer group for the following reason: similar market capitalization and revenue growth to the Company’s. 

The Compensation Committee also considers broad-based survey data, compiled by Equilar, Inc., of total compensation for top management at companies with total revenues comparable to the total revenues of the Company. The Compensation Committee uses the industry and market survey data for context in reviewing the overall compensation levels and maintaining a reasonable and competitive compensation program. The Compensation Committee does not use this data or peer group data to set specific compensation benchmarks for a position or for any element of compensation. Rather, the Compensation Committee evaluates the overall performance of the Company and the individual performance of management to set compensation at reasonable and competitive levels.

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The companies comprising the 2018 peer group for the Company are identified in the following table. The 2018 peer group includes companies in the automotive aftermarket industry and other specialty retailers with a market capitalization ranging from $0.43 billion to $28.34 billion. As of December 31, 2018, the median market capitalization of the Company’s 2018 peer group was $2.76 billion and the Company’s market capitalization was $27.22 billion.
Peer NamePeer Ticker Symbol 
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP 
Asbury Automotive Group, Inc.ABG
AutoNation, Inc. AN 
AutoZone, Inc.AZO
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.BBBY
CarMax, Inc. KMX 
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.DKS
Dollar General Corporation DG 
Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR 
GameStop Corp.GME
Genuine Parts Company GPC 
Group 1 Automotive, Inc. GPI 
Lithia Motors, Inc.LAD
The Michaels Companies, Inc. MIK 
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. MNRO 
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. PAG 
Sonic Automotive, Inc. SAH 
Tractor Supply CompanyTSCO

Base salary
The Company provides competitive annual base salaries to its executive officers and management in recognition of their job responsibilities. In determining annual base salary, it is the Compensation Committee’s goal to bring the salaries of the Company’s executive officers and management in line with base compensation being paid by its peer group. The Compensation Committee specifically reviews compensation information from the publicly traded automotive aftermarket companies in its peer group and compensation surveys and data from the other specialty retailers in its peer group. The Compensation Committee believes that the Company’s principal competitors for its executive officers are not necessarily the same companies that would be included in a peer group compiled for purposes of comparing shareholder returns. Consequently, the companies that are reviewed for such compensation purposes may not be the same as the companies comprising the indices included in the Annual Shareholders’ Report of the Company for 2018 that accompanies this proxy statement. The Compensation Committee increased base salary levels in 2018 for the Company’s NEOs to maintain compensation at competitive levels and to reflect Company performance and the individual performance of each of its NEOs.

Incentive compensation plan
The Company provides competitive annual incentive compensation as a percent of base salary based on achievement of certain objective performance goals established by the Compensation Committee each year in order to motivate attainment of short-term goals, link annual cash compensation to achievement of annual priorities and reward individual performance and contributions.

At the beginning of each year, a comprehensive operating plan is developed, which contains estimates for the Company’s projected performance for the year, by reviewing the Company’s historical performance, trends in the automotive aftermarket and retail industry and the performance of industry peers and other comparable companies. The targets for the incentive compensation plans set by the Compensation Committee generally correspond to this operating plan. The comprehensive operating plan for the 2018 fiscal year was approved by the Board in February of 2018 and reflects the projected results for the 2018 fiscal year. The Company’s actual performance in each of the target areas is compared to the individual targets predetermined by the Compensation Committee to determine the incentive amount, if any, earned by each executive officer. Upon achievement of such performance goals, executive officers receive incentive compensation based upon a percentage of their respective base salaries for the attainment of a defined performance goal.

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The overall potential value varies depending upon the executive’s position; however, under the Company’s 2017 Incentive Award Plan, the maximum aggregate amount of cash compensation that may be paid to any one participant in any year is $10,000,000. For 2018, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Johnson, and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Shaw, had cumulative targets of 100% of their individual base salaries, and its Chief Financial Officer had a cumulative target of 80% of his individual base salary, which were, in each case, the same position level salary targets applicable in 2017. The Board sets performance target achievement levels for its executives that are challenging enough to require strong and consistent effort by the executives to be achieved and such that the Company’s actual performance above projections would result in payouts above target levels and would likely also result in an increase in total shareholder value. Over the last five years, annual incentive payouts under the executive incentive compensation plan have been below target one time and exceeded target four times, ranging from 15% to 245% of target during this period of time, and over that same period, the value of the Company’s stock, and associated shareholder value, increased 168%.

The performance metrics, weighting, targets, actual results and achievement levels utilized by the Compensation Committee for calculating the incentive compensation payable to each of the NEOs for the year ended December 31, 2018, are identified in the table below:
Performance Metric Weight
(%) 
Threshold Target Actual Achievement
(%) 
Comparable store sales (a)
30 1.5 %3.0 %3.8 %42.5 
Adjusted operating income (in thousands) (b)
30 $1,707,000 $1,777,000 $1,803,481 39.5 
Return on invested capital (c)
20 35.69 %37.86 %39.59 %32.0 
Free cash flow (in thousands) (d)
20 $947,000 $1,154,000 $1,188,584 22.5 
100 136.5 
aCalculated based on the change in sales for stores open at least one year and exclude sales of specialty machinery, sales to independent parts stores and sales to Team Members.
bCalculated as operating income for the full year in the amount of $1,815,184 thousand, less $11,703 thousand, as the result of a reduction in our legal accrual following the settlement of a legal claim.
cCalculated as net income plus interest expense, divided by the sum of average debt and average equity, less average cash.
dCalculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures and excess tax benefit from share-based compensation payments for the period.

The following table summarizes the 2018 performance incentive compensation plan salary targets and the resulting payouts for each of the Company’s NEOs who participated in the plan:
Named Executive OfficerBase Salary
($)
Target
(%)
Target
($)
Achievement
(%) 
Incentive Achieved
($)
Chief Executive Officer850,000 100 850,000 136.5 1,160,373 
Chief Operating Officer700,000 100 700,000 136.5 955,601 
Chief Financial Officer775,000 80 620,000 136.5 846,389 

Long-term, stock-based incentives
The Company offers long-term incentives for executive officers and management in the form of stock option and restricted stock awards. Stock options and restricted stock may be awarded to the Company’s NEOs, upper- and middle-managers and other key personnel.

The Company believes that its stock-based incentive award programs are an important component of compensation as an incentive for long-term corporate performance. The Compensation Committee has determined that the annual award of restricted stock or grant of stock options to the Company’s executive officers is a key component of each executive officer’s total compensation package based on his duties. The amounts of such restricted stock awards and/or stock option grants are determined by the Compensation Committee annually in conjunction with performance reviews and salary adjustments during the January Compensation Committee meeting. In determining whether and how many restricted stock awards and/or stock options should be granted, the Compensation Committee considers the responsibilities and seniority of each of the executive officers, as well as the Company’s financial performance and other factors as it deems appropriate, consistent with its compensation philosophy and policies. The restricted stock awards and stock options awarded by the Compensation Committee in 2018, as reflected in the “Grants of Plan Based Awards” table, include an annual award of restricted stock or grant of stock options, as the case may be, determined by the Compensation Committee in consideration of the factors described above.

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In the past, the Compensation Committee has reviewed and considered using other equity-based incentives for the long-term compensation component. After a thorough analysis, stock options and restricted stock awards were determined to be the most effective methods of aligning management interests with those of the Company’s shareholders.

The Compensation Committee has also established specific stock option awards to be granted upon the achievement of certain defined positions of employment. These are automatic grants that occur on the date of promotion or appointment to such positions with an option price equal to the closing market value of the common stock underlying the option on such date. It is the Company’s belief that these position-related grants provide an additional incentive to its executives, management and other Team Members to set personal long-term employment goals. In furtherance of this belief, the Company also has a Team Member stock purchase plan that enables Team Members to purchase its common stock at a discount through payroll deductions, and Team Members are also able to invest in the Company’s common stock through its 401(k) plan. In addition, the Compensation Committee may grant stock option awards in connection with a material business event, such as a large acquisition. The Compensation Committee believes that these special stock option awards provide an additional incentive to the Company’s executive officers, management and other Team Members to ensure these material acquisitions are integrated effectively and efficiently. 

Greg D. Johnson and Jeff M. Shaw were awarded position-level stock option awards during 2018, with a value of $2 million and $1 million, respectively, in recognition of their promotions to Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively. No other position-level stock option awards, or other special stock option awards in connection with a material business event, were granted during 2018 to NEOs.

Other
The Company sponsors a 401(k) Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (the “401(k) Plan”) that allows Team Members to make plan contributions on a pre-tax basis. The Company matches 100% of the first 2% of the Team Member’s compensation, and 25% of the next 4% of the Team Member’s compensation.

Although executives are eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan, the application of the annual limitations on contributions under Section 401(a)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) prevents highly compensated employees, as defined by the Code, from participating at the same levels as non-highly compensated employees. The Company has established the O’Reilly Automotive Deferred Compensation Plan (the “Deferred Compensation Plan”), which is intended to restore contributions lost because of the application of the annual limitations under the Code that are applicable to the 401(k) Plan. The Deferred Compensation Plan provides executives who participate in the 401(k) Plan with the opportunity to defer the full 6% of covered compensation by making contributions to the Deferred Compensation Plan that are then matched by the Company as if they had been made under the 401(k) Plan. This benefit, which assists executives in accumulating funds for retirement, is consistent with observed competitive practices of similarly situated companies.

Section 162(m) (“Section 162(m)”) of the Code generally disallows a tax deduction to publicly-held companies for compensation paid to certain executive officers, to the extent that compensation exceeds $1 million per officer in any year. The Compensation Committee believes that in establishing the cash and equity incentive compensation programs for the Company’s executive officers, the potential deductibility of the compensation payable under those programs should be only one of a number of relevant factors taken into consideration, and not the sole governing factor. Accordingly, the Compensation Committee may provide one or more executive officers with the opportunity to earn base and incentive compensation, whether through base salary, cash incentive based compensation programs tied to the Company’s financial performance or share-based awards in the form of restricted stock or restricted stock units, which may be in excess of the amount deductible by reason of Section 162(m) or other provisions of the Code. The Company believes it is important to maintain incentive compensation at the requisite level to attract and retain the executive officers essential to the Company’s financial success, even if all or part of that compensation may not be deductible by reason of the Section 162(m) limitation.

In addition, the Company provides its executive officers with certain perquisites, which the Compensation Committee believes are reasonable and consistent with the objectives of attracting and retaining superior Team Members, as well as maintaining a competitive total compensation package for the executive officers.  Perquisites can include personal use of a Company automobile, personal use of the Company plane, reimbursement for health and country club memberships and reimbursements under the Company’s executive management medical reimbursement benefit plan. Perquisite amounts for the Company’s NEOs are included in the “Summary Compensation Table in the column “All Other Compensation.”

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The Company has entered into change in control severance agreements with its NEOs. These are described in the “Potential Payments on Termination or Change in Control and “Employment Arrangements with Executive Officers sections of the narrative disclosure to the “Summary Compensation Table.

Compensation mix
The following table summarizes the Company’s actual compensation mix that resulted in 2018 from the compensation programs and practices described above, which includes base salary, restricted stock awards or stock options, non-equity incentive compensation and/or other benefits, for each of its NEOs:
Named Executive OfficerBase SalaryRestricted Stock Awards Stock OptionsNon-Equity Incentive CompensationOther BenefitsTotal Compensation
Chairman of the Board64 %32 %— %— %%100 %
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer67 %29 %— %— %%100 %
Chief Executive Officer17 %— %59 %23 %%100 %
Chief Operating Officer20 %— %50 %29 %%100 %
Chief Financial Officer32 %— %32 %35 %%100 %

Clawback policy
The Board is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing a culture that is focused on integrity and accountability while tying compensation to the Company’s performance. The Board, following a recommendation by the Compensation Committee, adopted an incentive compensation clawback policy (the “Policy”) in 2014. Each of the Company’s NEOs has signed an acknowledgement agreeing to comply with the provisions of the Policy. The Policy is intended to provide an appropriate and effective incentive compensation recoupment program and to offer a balanced approach to aligning the interests of the Company’s NEOs and shareholders.

The adopted Policy specifically provides that if the Board or the Compensation Committee determines that incentive compensation of a current or former NEO was overpaid as a result of a restatement of the reported financial results of the Company due to material non-compliance with financial reporting requirements that resulted from the fraud or willful misconduct of the covered employee, then the Board or the Compensation Committee will review the incentive compensation paid, granted, vested or accrued based on the prior inaccurate results. The Policy also provides that, to the extent practicable and as permitted by applicable law, the Board or Compensation Committee will determine whether to seek to recover or cancel the difference between any incentive compensation that was based on having met or exceeded performance targets that would not otherwise have been met based upon accurate financial data and the incentive compensation that would have been paid or granted or that would have vested had the actual payment, granting or vesting been calculated based on the accurate data or restated results, as applicable.

The Policy applies to all incentive compensation granted, paid or credited after the Policy’s adoption by the Board, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law or any other legal obligation of the Company. “Incentive compensation” means performance bonuses and incentive awards (including stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares or other stock-based awards) paid, granted, vested or accrued under any Company plan or agreement in the form of cash or Company common stock.
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COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT

The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed the foregoing Compensation Discussion and Analysis with management. Based on its review and discussion with management, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement and in O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Respectfully submitted,

THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

John R. Murphy 
Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Jay D. Burchfield 
Member of the Compensation Committee

Thomas T. Hendrickson 
Member of the Compensation Committee

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION TABLES

The following table summarizes the annual compensation paid to or earned by the Company’s NEOs for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016:
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE 
Name And
Principal Position 
Year 
Salary
($)(a)
Bonus
($) 
Stock Awards
($)(b)
Option Awards
($)(c)
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
($)(d)
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings
($) 
All Other Compensation
($)(e)
Total
($) 
David O’Reilly2018 698,308 — 350,015 — — — 44,518 1,092,841 
Chairman of the Board 2017 683,000 — 344,735 — — — 43,429 1,071,164 
2016 644,615 — 325,039 — — — 47,272 1,016,926 
Greg Henslee (f)
2018 753,846 — 325,089 — — — 47,157 1,126,092 
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer 2017 1,313,462 — — 1,324,580 195,842 — 53,050 2,886,934 
2016 1,238,461 — — 1,250,025 2,042,341 — 54,667 4,585,494 
Greg D. Johnson (f)
2018 803,846 — — 2,849,986 1,160,373 — 52,057 4,866,262 
Chief Executive Officer and Co-President 2017 519,230 — — 549,809 65,034 — 34,036 1,168,109 
2016 342,308 — — 255,973 457,484 — 23,156 1,078,921 
Jeff M. Shaw (f)
2018 676,923 — — 1,699,969 955,601 — 45,502 3,377,995 
Chief Operating Officer and Co-President 2017 526,923 — — 549,809 65,034 — 36,649 1,178,415 
2016 396,923 — — 319,966 522,839 — 31,359 1,271,087 
Tom McFall2018 771,154 — — 775,017 846,389 — 52,967 2,445,527 
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President 2017 745,385 — — 749,799 88,683 — 48,454 1,632,321 
2016 713,846 — — 720,010 941,111 — 46,382 2,421,349 
aThe “Salary column includes the portion of salary deferred at a NEO’s election under the Company’s 401(k) Plan and/or Deferred Compensation Plan.
bThe “Stock Awardscolumn refers to restricted share awards granted in 2018, 2017 and 2016, as further discussed in the “Long-term, stock-based incentives” section of the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” portion of this proxy statement. All restricted shares awarded vest in equal installments over a three-year period commencing on the first anniversary of the award, subject to the executive’s continued service through each vesting date. The dollar value of stock awards represents the grant-date fair value of the awards based on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date of the award. Please see Note 10Share-Based Compensation and Benefit Plans” to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, for further discussion of the accounting used in calculating share-based compensation expenses in accordance with ASC 718.
cThe “Option Awards” column refers to the option awards granted to the NEOs, which become exercisable with respect to 25% of the covered shares one year from the date of grant; 50% exercisable two years from the date of grant; 75% exercisable three years from the date of grant and the remainder become exercisable four years from the date of grant. The amounts recognized in the above table reflect the grant date fair value of stock option awards granted during 2018, 2017 and 2016. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, no option awards were forfeited by the named executives. The grant date fair value of option awards was determined using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The Black-Scholes model requires the use of assumptions, including expected volatility, expected life, the risk free rate and the expected dividend yield. Please see Note 10Share-Based Compensation and Benefit Plans” to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, for further discussion of these assumptions and the accounting used in calculating share-based compensation expenses in accordance with ASC 718.
dThe “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” column refers to the cash payouts under the Company’s annual performance incentive plan, which is paid in the year following the plan year. A detailed description of the annual performance incentive plan can be found in the “Incentive compensation plan” section of the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” portion of this proxy statement.
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eThe “All Other Compensation” column includes the following:
Name YearCompany Contributions to Deferred Compensation Plan
($)
Company Contributions to 401(k) Plan ($)Medical Insurance Premium Reimbursement
($)
Value of Company Paid Group Term Life Insurance
($)
Stock Discount from Employee Stock Purchase Plan
($) 
Personal Use of Company Automobile or Allowance for Personal Automobile
($)
Perquisites and Personal Benefits
($)(i)
David O’Reilly201813,966 6,983 9,400 6,594 — 6,551 1,024 
201713,660 6,830 9,000 6,858 — 6,057 1,024 
201612,892 6,446 9,000 6,858 — 6,209 5,867 
Greg Henslee (f)
201818,500 — 9,400 2,233 7,110 4,800 5,114 
201718,000 — 9,000 2,322 11,963 4,724 7,041 
201618,000 — 9,000 2,322 10,851 10,779 3,715 
Greg D. Johnson (f)
201816,077 8,038 9,400 1,242 6,899 7,800 2,601 
201710,385 5,192 9,000 924 4,564 3,600 371 
20161,712 4,519 9,000 722 2,969 3,867 367 
Jeff M. Shaw (f)
201814,189 6,769 9,400 2,322 5,871 6,600 351 
201711,846 5,269 9,000 1,905 4,683 3,600 346 
20168,925 4,846 9,000 924 3,482 3,675 507 
Tom McFall201815,600 7,712 9,400 779 6,787 7,200 5,489 
201715,378 7,454 9,000 810 6,801 3,705 5,306 
201614,277 7,138 9,000 810 6,258 3,748 5,151 
iThe “Perquisites and Personal Benefits” column for each NEO for each year included perquisites and personal benefits valued at less than $10,000 for each benefit, which consisted of, for certain NEOs but not necessarily all, club dues.
fFor fiscal 2018, Greg Henslee was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 8, 2018, when he retired from that role with his appointment to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board; at that same time, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of the Company and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of the Company.

The following table summarizes all awards granted during the year ended December 31, 2018, to each of the NEOs:
GRANTS OF PLAN BASED AWARDS
Name Grant Date 
Estimated Future Payouts Under Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards (a)
Estimated Future Payouts Under Equity Incentive Plan Awards 
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units
(#) (b)
All Other Option Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Options
(#) (c)
Exercise or Base Price of Option Awards
($/Sh) 
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards
($) 
Threshold
($) 
Target
($) 
Max
($) 
Threshold
(#) 
Target
(#) 
Max
(#) 
David O’Reilly2/1/2018— — — — — — 1,334 — — 350,015 
Greg
Henslee (d)
2/1/2018— — — — — — 1,239 — — 325,089 
Greg D. Johnson (d)
2/1/2018— 850,000 — — — — — — — — 
2/1/2018— — — — — — — 10,227 262.38 849,984 
2/1/2018— — — — — — — 24,064 262.38 2,000,002 
Jeff M.
Shaw (d)
2/1/2018— 700,000 — — — — — — — — 
2/1/2018— — — — — — — 8,422 262.38 699,967 
2/1/2018— — — — — — — 12,032 262.38 1,000,001 
Tom McFall2/1/2018— 620,000 — — — — — — — — 
2/1/2018— — — — — — — 9,325 262.38 775,017 
aThe “Estimated Future Payouts Under Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards” - “Target” column refers to the potential cash payouts under the Company’s annual performance incentive plan for its executive officers, including the NEOs, for 2018, which would be paid during 2019. The Compensation Committee approved the goals for the 2018 incentive plans in February 2018. The payout amounts for each NEO for 2018 were reviewed and approved by the Compensation Committee and the Board in January 2019, upon completion of the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. The “Summary Compensation Tabledetails amounts actually paid under the 2018 annual performance incentive plans in the “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” column, which were paid in the year following the plan year. A detailed description of the annual performance incentive plan can be found in the “Incentive compensation plan” section of the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” portion of this proxy statement.
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bThe “All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units” column refers to restricted share awards granted to NEOs, which vest in three equal installments on February 1, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
cThe “All Other Option Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Options” column refers to stock option awards granted to the NEOs, which become exercisable with respect to 25% of the covered shares one year from the date of grant; 50% exercisable two years from the date of grant; 75% exercisable three years from the date of grant, while the remainder become exercisable four years from the date of grant.
dFor fiscal 2018, Greg Henslee was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 8, 2018, when he retired from that role with his appointment to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board; at that same time, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of the Company and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of the Company.

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The following table identifies information concerning unexercised stock options, stock options that have not vested and stock awards that have not vested for each of the NEOs as of December 31, 2018:
OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR END 
Option Awards Stock Awards 
Name Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options
(#) 
Option Exercise Price
($) 
Option Expiration Date Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#) 
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
($) 
Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested 
Exercisable Unexercisable (#) ($) 
David O’Reilly25,000 — — 39.52 2/11/2020— — — — 
— — — — — 
2,651 (a)
912,819 — — 
Greg
Henslee (b)
50,000 — — 39.52 2/11/2020— — — — 
48,206 — — 58.21 2/8/2021— — — — 
36,214 — — 81.54 2/2/2022— — — — 
33,846 — — 92.65 1/31/2023— — — — 
27,576 — — 132.29 1/30/2024— — — — 
17,316 5,772 
(c)
— 192.65 1/29/2025— — — — 
9,132 9,132 
(d)
— 256.34 1/28/2026— — — — 
4,562 13,685 
(e)
— 256.69 2/2/2027— — — — 
— — — — — 
1,239 (f)
426,625 — — 
Greg D. Johnson (b)
3,374 — — 58.21 2/8/2021— — — — 
2,537 — — 81.54 2/2/2022— — — — 
2,355 — — 92.65 1/31/2023— — — — 
1,918 — — 132.29 1/30/2024— — — — 
3,537 1,179 
(c)
— 192.65 1/29/2025— — — — 
1,870 1,870 
(d)
— 256.34 1/28/2026— — — — 
1,894 5,680 
(e)
— 256.69 2/2/2027— — — — 
— 10,227 
(g)
— 262.38 2/1/2028— — — — 
— 24,064 
(g)
— 262.38 2/1/2028— — — — 
Jeff M. Shaw (b)
3,615 — — 58.21 2/8/2021— — — — 
2,758 — — 81.54 2/2/2022— — — — 
15,000 — — 90.79 12/13/2022— — — — 
4,905 — — 92.65 1/31/2023— — — — 
7,020 — — 132.29 1/30/2024— — — — 
4,481 1,493 
(c)
— 192.65 1/29/2025— — — — 
2,338 2,337 
(d)
— 256.34 1/28/2026— — — — 
1,894 5,680 
(e)
— 256.69 2/2/2027— — — — 
— 8,422 
(g)
— 262.38 2/1/2028— — — — 
— 12,032 
(g)
— 262.38 2/1/2028— — — — 
Tom McFall21,140 — — 81.54 2/2/2022— — — — 
19,784 — — 92.65 1/31/2023— — — — 
16,045 — — 132.29 1/30/2024— — — — 
10,022 3,340 
(c)
— 192.65 1/29/2025— — — — 
5,260 5,260 
(d)
— 256.34 1/28/2026— — — — 
2,582 7,747 
(e)
— 256.69 2/2/2027— — — — 
— 9,325 
(g)
— 262.38 2/1/2028— — — — 
aRepresents restricted shares granted on January 28, 2016, February 2, 2017, and February 1, 2018. The restricted shares granted on January 28, 2016, vest in one installment of 422 shares on January 28, 2019. The restricted shares granted on February 2, 2017, vest in two installments of 448 shares on February 2, 2019, and 447 shares on February 2, 2020. The restricted shares granted on February 1, 2018, vest in two installments of 445 shares each on February 1, 2019, and February 1, 2020, and one installment of 444 shares on February 1, 2021.
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bFor fiscal 2018, Greg Henslee was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 8, 2018, when he retired from that role with his appointment to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board; at that same time, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of the Company and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of the Company.
cRepresents stock options granted on January 29, 2015, which become exercisable in four equal installments on January 29, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
dRepresents stock options granted on January 28, 2016, which become exercisable in four equal installments on January 28, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
eRepresents stock options granted on February 2, 2017, which become exercisable in four equal installments on February 2, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
fRepresents restricted shares granted on February 1, 2018, which vest in three installments of 413 shares each on February 1, 2019, February 1, 2020, and February 1, 2021. 
gRepresents stock options granted on February 1, 2018, which become exercisable in four equal installments on February 1, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The following table summarizes stock option awards exercised and shares of restricted stock, which vested during the year ended December 31, 2018, and the aggregate dollar values realized upon such exercise or vesting for each of the NEOs:
OPTION EXERCISES AND STOCK VESTED
Options Awards Stock Awards 
NameNumber of Shares Acquired on Exercise
(#)
Value Realized on Exercise
($)
Number of Shares Acquired on Vesting
(#)(a)
Value Realized on Vesting
($)
David O’Reilly25,000 7,301,236 1,403 375,443 
Greg Henslee50,000 11,577,646 — — 
Greg D. Johnson— — — — 
Jeff M. Shaw10,000 2,273,500 — — 
Tom McFall80,620 20,571,932 — — 
aReflects the vesting of restricted stock awards granted in 2015, 2016 and 2017. All restricted shares awarded vest in equal installments over a three-year period commencing on the first anniversary of the award.

The following table identifies information regarding the contributions by each NEO and the Company under the Deferred Compensation Plan for the year ended December 31, 2018, as well as information on aggregate earnings, withdrawals and balances for each NEO:
NONQUALIFIED DEFERRED COMPENSATION
Name
Executive Contributions in Last Fiscal Year
($)(a)
Registrant Contributions in Last Fiscal Year
($)(b)
Aggregate Earnings in Last Fiscal Year
($)(c)
Aggregate Withdrawals / Distributions in Last Fiscal Year
($) 
Aggregate Balance at Last Fiscal Year End
($) 
David O’Reilly36,240 13,660 (123,719)— 1,336,643 
Greg Henslee (d)
48,288 18,000 (372,417)— 3,999,832 
Greg D. Johnson (d)
213,231 10,385 (100,821)— 606,215 
Jeff M. Shaw (d)
449,248 11,846 (115,993)— 3,775,226 
Tom McFall88,580 15,378 (114,927)— 1,152,168 
aAll NEO contribution amounts have been included in the “Salary” column of the “Summary Compensation Table.
bAll registrant contributions have been included in the “All Other Compensation” column of the Summary Compensation Table. NEOs must be employed on December 31 to receive that years Company matching contribution, with the matching Contribution funded annually at the beginning of the year following the year in which the matching contribution was earned. At the beginning of 2019, Company matching contributions of $13,966, $18,500, $16,077, $14,189, and $15,600 were contributed for David O’Reilly, Greg Henslee, Greg D. Johnson, Jeff M. Shaw, and Tom McFall, respectively, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.
cAmounts included in the “Aggregate Earnings in Last Fiscal Year” column are not reported as compensation in the Summary Compensation Table.
dFor fiscal 2018, Greg Henslee was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 8, 2018, when he retired from that role with his appointment to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board; at that same time, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of the Company and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of the Company.

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The Deferred Compensation Plan provides executive officers who participate in the 401(k) Plan with the opportunity to defer the full 6% of covered compensation, including salary and incentive based compensation, by making contributions to the Deferred Compensation Plan that are then matched by the Company as if they had been made under the 401(k) Plan. The Deferred Compensation Plan is intended to restore contributions lost because of the application of the annual limitations under the Code that are applicable to the 401(k) Plan. Executive officers may elect to defer their base compensation, incentive compensation and/or bonuses to the Deferred Compensation Plan. Executive officers can elect to allocate their contributions, as well as the Company matching contributions, to various equity, bond or fixed income funds, or a combination thereof, and all interest and/or earnings, which may be credited to the executive officer’s account, are based on the applicable fund’s market performance. Executive officers may elect to receive distributions at retirement or starting in a specific future year before or after anticipated retirement and may elect to receive the distribution in a lump sum or in periodic payments.

CEO Pay Ratio

Pursuant to Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K and Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, presented below is the ratio of annual total compensation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Greg D. Johnson, to the annual total compensation of the Company’s median employee (excluding the Chief Executive Officer). The ratio presented below is a reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with Item 402(u).

The Company follows a “promote from within” philosophy, which focuses on advancement opportunities for Team Members who demonstrate the the Companys culture and perform at a high level. The median employee identified for purposes of the ratio calculation for the year ended December 31, 2017, transitioned from part-time to full-time and earned two promotions since being selected for the ratio calculation, resulting in a material pay increase, which would have resulted in a significant change to the Company’s pay ratio disclosure. Due to these changes in the December 31, 2017, median employee’s circumstances during the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company elected to determine a new median employee as of December 31, 2018, using the same methodology that was used to identify the median employee as of December 31, 2017.

In identifying the Company’s new median employee, the Company calculated the annual total cash compensation of each employee for the year ended December 31, 2018. Total cash compensation for this purpose included base salary, bonus and commissions compiled from the Company’s payroll data. No cost-of-living adjustments were applied as part of the calculation. The Company selected the median employee based on 77,782 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers who were employed as of December 31, 2018, which was the last day of the Companys 2018 fiscal year and consistent with date used for the prior years selection. For employees who were hired during the year ended December 31, 2018, but did not work the full year, their compensation was annualized, but no full-time equivalent adjustments were made. Independent contractors or leased workers were not included in the population.

Annual total compensation, as determined under Item 402 of Regulation S-K, for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer was $4,866,262 for the year ended December 31, 2018. Annual total compensation, as determined under Item 402 of Regulation S-K, for the Company’s median employee was $21,373 for the year ended December 31, 2018. The ratio of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer’s annual total compensation to its median employee’s total compensation is 228 to 1 for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Potential Payments on Termination or Change in Control

Change in Control Agreements
The Company has entered into change in control severance agreements (“the CIC Agreements”) with its NEOs, which become effective only upon a Change in Control (as defined in the CIC Agreements). In addition, under the Company’s incentive plans there is acceleration of vesting with respect to stock options and restricted stock awards upon a Change in Control (as defined in the applicable incentive plan).

Pursuant to the terms of the CIC Agreements, if, within six months prior to or two years following a Change in Control, any of the NEOs’ employment is terminated by the Company without “Cause,” by reason of death or “Disability,” or by the NEO for “Good Reason” (each, as defined in the CIC Agreements), then that NEO will be entitled to
continuation of salary for two years and a payment equal to two times the NEO’s target bonus;
continuation of insurance coverage for two years;
any unpaid bonus for the immediately preceding year and a pro rata target bonus for the year of termination;
an amount equal to all earned but unused vacation days;
payment for outplacement services, up to $30,000 and not to exceed 24 months;
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immediate vesting for all equity-based awards and immediate exercisability for 12 months for all outstanding stock options; and
all reasonable legal fees and expenses incurred in disputing the termination of the executive’s employment.

The following table shows the amounts that those NEOs who have entered into CIC Agreements would have received if their employment had been terminated by the Company without Cause immediately following a Change in Control on December 31, 2018. The unvested stock option grants and unvested restricted share awards vest pursuant to the terms of the incentive plans upon a Change in Control irrespective of a termination of employment. This table does not include amounts related to the NEOs’ vested benefits under the Deferred Compensation Plan or pursuant to stock option grants or restricted share awards, which are described in the tables above.
David O’Reilly
Greg
Henslee (a)
Greg D. Johnson (a)
Jeff M.
Shaw (a)
Tom McFall
Annual salary$1,400,000 $1,300,000 $1,700,000 $1,400,000 $1,550,000 
Incentive compensation— — 1,700,000 1,400,000 1,240,000 
Continuation of insurance coverage2,183 39,077 18,292 37,564 44,657 
Earned but not used vacation53,846 50,000 35,962 78,077 24,591 
Unvested stock option grants— 2,878,375 3,651,315 2,606,091 2,412,569 
Unvested restricted share awards912,819 426,625 — — — 
Total $2,368,848 $4,694,077 $7,105,569 $5,521,732 $5,271,817 
aFor fiscal 2018, Greg Henslee was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until May 8, 2018, when he retired from that role with his appointment to Executive Vice Chairman of the Board; at that same time, Greg D. Johnson was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of the Company and Jeff M. Shaw was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of the Company.

Employment Arrangements with Executive Officers

The Company entered into a written employment agreement effective January 1, 1993, with David O’Reilly. Such agreement provides for Mr. O’Reilly to be employed by the Company for a minimum period of three years and automatically renews for each calendar year thereafter. As compensation for services rendered to the Company, the agreement provides for Mr. O’Reilly to receive (i) a base annual salary adjusted annually; and (ii) a bonus, the amount of which is determined by reference to such criteria as may be established by the Compensation Committee. Mr. O’Reilly, in consultation with the Compensation Committee, has elected to exclude himself from participating in the bonus portion of his employment agreement pursuant to his responsibilities of providing strategic direction and guidance to the company and his more limited role in the Company’s day-to-day operational activities.

Mr. O’Reilly’s employment may be terminated by the Company for cause (as defined in the agreement) or without cause. If Mr. O’Reilly’s employment is terminated for cause or if Mr. O’Reilly resigns, his salary and bonus rights will cease on the date of such termination or resignation. If the Company terminates Mr. O’Reilly without cause, all compensation payments will continue through the remainder of the agreement’s term. Pursuant to this agreement, Mr. O’Reilly has agreed, for so long as he is receiving payments thereunder, to adhere to certain confidentiality obligations and refrain from engaging, directly or indirectly, in any automotive parts distribution, manufacturing or sales business in the states in which the Company operates without prior written consent of the Company. If Mr. O’Reilly had terminated employment on December 31, 2018, such payments would have totaled approximately $700,000.

The Company entered into a written retirement agreement effective