Joseph M. Holsten, Chairman of the Board

Director Since February 1999

Mr. Holsten has been our Chairman of the Board since November 2011. He joined us in November 1998 as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He was elected to our Board of Directors in February 1999. In November 2010, Mr. Holsten was appointed as Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors. On January 1, 2011, his officer position changed to Co-Chief Executive Officer as part of his transition to retirement. He retired from his officer position in January 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Holsten held various positions of increasing responsibility with the North American and International operations of Waste Management, Inc. for approximately 17 years. From February 1997 until July 1998, Mr. Holsten served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Management, Inc. From July 1995 until February 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management International, plc where his responsibility was to streamline operating activities. Prior to working for Waste Management, Mr. Holsten was a staff auditor at a public accounting firm. Mr. Holsten also has served since May 2009 as a member of the Board of Directors of Covanta Holding Corporation, a company in the energy-from-waste, profiled waste and ferrous metals business. Mr. Holsten holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.


The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion that Mr. Holsten should serve as a director of LKQ include primarily his unparalleled knowledge of our business and our industry. Mr. Holsten has been with us almost since our inception and from that time has become intimately familiar with all aspects of our business, including in particular operational and financial matters. His knowledge and experience provide a critical component for the proper functioning of our Board. Mr. Holsten also brings to our Board his significant operational experience from his key positions at Waste Management. He also brings financial accounting skills to our Board through his qualification as a certified public accountant, his attainment of an MBA in finance and accounting, and his prior work at a public accounting firm.

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Joseph P. Boutross

Vice President, Investor Relations

LKQ Corporation

Phone: 312-621-2793
jpboutross@lkqcorp.com

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