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SMP Announces Appointment of New Director

December 15, 2021

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP), a leading automotive parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that Pamela Puryear, Ph.D., has been appointed as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Puryear will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

In connection with the addition of Dr. Puryear, the Board of Directors increased the size of the Board from nine to ten directors.

Dr. Puryear, age 58, currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited and NextGen Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Puryear previously served as the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. and the Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer of Pfizer Inc., as well as other executive and consulting positions. Dr. Puryear holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.

Mr. Lawrence I. Sills, Standard Motor Products’ Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Pam to our Board of Directors. Pam brings to our Company over 30 years of experience in human capital management, organizational transformation, innovation and finance. In addition, Pam’s experience with Environmental, Social and Governance issues will greatly assist our Company in enhancing our corporate social responsibility strategies, and her business and executive experience and leadership skills will be valuable assets to our Board. We look forward to Pam’s contributions to our Company.”