The company announced that to date it has repurchased $373.5 million under the repurchase program. After such repurchases, the company has approximately 17.9 million shares of common stock outstanding on a fully diluted basis (approximately 17.6 million actual shares outstanding).
At January 25, 2004, there were 2,795 Papa John's restaurants (570 company-owned and 2,225 franchised) operating in 49 states and 16 international markets. Papa John's also franchises 134 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom. For more information about the company, visit Papa John's at http://www.papajohns.com.CONTACT: Papa John's International Inc., Louisville