LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the
appointment of Laurette Koellner to the Company's Board of Directors.
"We are thrilled to welcome Laurette to our Board of Directors, and look
forward to the value her extensive business experience will bring to our
business and brand," said John Schnatter, Papa John's Founder, Chairman,
CEO and President.
Ms. Koellner most recently served as Executive Chairman of International
Lease Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of American International Group,
Inc. ("AIG") from June 2012 until its May 2014 sale to AerCap Holdings
N.V. Ms. Koellner served as President of Boeing International, a
division of The Boeing Company, where she served in a variety of
financial and business leadership roles from 1997 until 2008, including
as a member of the Office of the Chairman and Boeing's Chief
Administration and Human Resources Officer.
Prior to her time with Boeing, Ms. Koellner spent 19 years at McDonnell
Douglas Corp. Ms. Koellner serves as a director of Hillshire Brands,
Inc. and Celestica, Inc. serving as chair of each company's audit
committee, and also serving on Hillshire Brands, Inc.'s corporate
governance and nominating and executive committees, and Celestica,
Inc.'s compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.
She served as an independent director of AIG from 2009 to 2012.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza delivery company. For
12 of the past 14 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in
customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVIII. For more
information about the Company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com,
visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns.
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical
facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties, including statements about our future business
operations, the growth of our brand and statements about our
expectations for the performance of our management team. For a
discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
statements, see "Part I. Item 1A. - Risk Factors" of the Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2013. We undertake
no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether
as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.
Papa John's International, Inc.
Lance Tucker, 502-261-4218
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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