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Copart Announces Hiring of New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer

DALLAS, December 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Copart, inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) today announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team: Chief Financial Officer Leah Stearns and Chief Legal Officer Paul Kirkpatrick.

Leah StearnsChief Financial Officer
Leah will lead Copart’s finance and accounting functions to enable the company’s continued profitable growth. She is a seasoned Fortune 500 executive, most recently serving as CFO of CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate services and investments, and previously in financial and operational leadership roles at American Tower. She has an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

Paul KirkpatrickChief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Paul will lead Copart’s legal department and help guide the company in areas of corporate law, transactions, commercial contracts, real estate, compliance, litigation and government affairs. Paul has extensive experience as a general counsel and chief legal officer, most recently at BayoTech Hydrogen, Omnitracs (including through its recent acquisition by Solera Global Holdings), and a decade at Commercial Metals Company. Kirkpatrick holds a law degree from the Dedman School of Law Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree in History from Baylor University.

Paul succeeds Gregory DePasqualewho recently announced his intentions to retire as chief legal officer and secretary after nearly 25 years with the company.

Jeff LiawCopart Co-Chief Executive Officer: “Greg has been an instrumental contributor to Copart’s growth and prosperity for a significant part of our history – during his tenure our market capitalization has grown more than 100-fold. From our transformation to a purely online auction , to expanding our auction and real estate footprint around the world, to our entry into new lines of business and markets, Greg has been a trusted strategic advisor and valuable colleague. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Both new managers will begin their duties at Copart Dec. 5.

About Copart
Copart, Inc., founded in 1982, is a world leader in online vehicle auctions. Copart’s innovative technology and online auction platform connects sellers with more than 750,000 members in more than 170 countries. Copart offers services to process and sell vehicles to dealers, distributors, rebuilders, exporters and to the general public. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, charities, fleet operators, dealers, vehicle hire companies and individuals. With operations at more than 200 locations in 11 countries, Copart has more than 250,000 vehicles available online every day. Copart is currently working the United States (Copart.com), Canada (Copart.ca), the United Kingdom (Copart.co.uk), the Republic of Ireland (Copart.ie), Brazil (Copart.com.br), Germany (Copart.de), Finland (Copart.fi), the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain (Copartmea.com), and Spain (Copart.es). For more information, or to become a member, visit Copart.com/Register.

CONTACT: Fatima Ali972-489-3713, [email protected]

SOURCE Copart, Inc.

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