Arby’s CEO Paul Brown Named an EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2016 Finalist

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EY announced that Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is a
finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2016 Award in
the Southeast. Selected by a panel of independent judges, the award
recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary
success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal
commitment to their businesses and communities.

Since joining Arby’s as CEO in May 2013, Brown has successfully led
Arby’s growth in a hyper-competitive industry. By operating Arby’s
business as a fearless start-up, Brown has helped propel the 52-year-old
brand to the forefront of the industry with 22 consecutive quarters of
same-store sales growth and 13 consecutive quarters of industry
outperformance. Arby’s “Fast Crafted™” market positioning – which Brown
helped identify – has been instrumental in the Brand’s continued success.

“I’m honored to be recognized by EY,” said Brown. “I am constantly
inspired by what Arby’s more than 75,000 team members and
employees accomplish every day, and I am energized by the potential I
see in Arby’s. This recognition further reinforces the entire
organization’s efforts over the past several years.”

Brown is a member of the board of directors of H&R Block, Inc., Lindblad
Expeditions and FOCUS Brands, Inc. He is also active in the Atlanta
community, serving on the boards of the Georgia Tech Foundation, The
Woodruff Arts Center, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the
Buckhead Coalition.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program recognizes
business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries
throughout the world. Award winners will be announced on June 23, 2016.

About Arby’s

Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich
restaurant brand, with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide. The Arby’s
brand purpose is “Inspiring Smiles Through Delicious Experiences™.”
Arby’s® restaurants feature Fast Crafted™ service, a unique
blend of quick-serve speed and value combined with the quality and
made-for-you care of fast casual. Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the
parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand and is
headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Visit for
more information.

With the current growth and momentum of the Brand, Arby’s is actively
seeking new franchisees. To learn more about available markets and
requirements, visit

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business
award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the
way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential
and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their
vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global
award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are
building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses,
recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs
in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY

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services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust
and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.
We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to
all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in
building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for
our communities.

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