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FOCUS Brands Welcomes Chad Scales as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Atlanta, GA (March 2, 2012) – FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Chad Scales as Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Chad's primary responsibility will be to develop new lines of business, including product creation, manufacture and sales for Carvel® Ice Cream,Cinnabon®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Schlotzsky’s®Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels.

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FOCUS Brands Welcomes Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal

Atlanta, GA (December 6, 2011) – FOCUS Brands announced today that it has named Lauren Fernandez Staley as Vice President of Legal. The newest member of FOCUS Brands Executive Committee, Lauren will oversee and coordinate all legal services for Carvel® Ice CreamCinnabon®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®,Schlotzsky’s®Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels.

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FOCUS Brands Inc. Names Gary Bales as Chief Concept Officer

Atlanta, GA (January 19, 2011) – FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, announced today that Gary Bales has also been named Chief Concept Officer. In addition to his role as President of Carvel, Gary will now oversee Creative Services, Supply Chain and all Brand Licensing initiatives for both Consumer and Foodservice.

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Kat Cole Promoted to President of Cinnabon

Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2011) – FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, announced today that Kat Cole has been named President of Cinnabon, Inc., the 25-year-old market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries with more than 770 locations worldwide.

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Roark Capital Portfolio Company FOCUS Brands Completes Purchase of Auntie Anne's

Atlanta, GA (November 8, 2010) – FOCUS Brands, an affiliate of Roark Capital, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Auntie Anne's, the franchisor of the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain. Auntie Anne’s is headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., and has nearly 1,100 stores in 44 states and 21 countries.

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