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Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. Announces Board of Directors Appointment and Acceleration of Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Dividend

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. Announces Board of Directors Appointment and
Acceleration of Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Dividend Payment to Combine Payment
With Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Dividend Payment

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MNRO) ("Monro" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automotive
undercar repair and tire services, today announced that Stephen C. McCluski
has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors effective November 29,
2012. Mr. McCluski will also serve on the Board's Audit
Committee.Additionally, the Company announced that its Board approved a
revised payment date for its regular quarterly cash dividend for the fourth
quarter of fiscal 2013.

Rob Gross, Executive Chairman stated, "We are pleased to have Steve join our
Board of Directors and serve on our Audit Committee.Steve brings to our Board
a wealth of financial experience and is a true leader with a proven track
record of success.His leadership ability and expertise will be invaluable in
guiding our company as we continue to execute on our long-term strategy and
capitalize on the opportunities we see in the marketplace."

Mr. McCluski, age 60, has more than 35 years of business and financial
reporting experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Bausch & Lomb from 1995 until his retirement in 2007.Mr.
McCluski joined Bausch & Lomb in 1988 and held a variety of roles in executive
level management throughout his tenure with the company.Prior to joining
Bausch & Lomb, Mr. McCluski held a variety of positions at Price Waterhouse in
Rochester, NY, and Hartford, Connecticut.In addition to his financial
experience, Mr. McCluski serves as Chairman of the Board of PACS Industries,
Inc. (a Deltapoint portfolio company) and ImmunoGen, Inc. (Nasdaq:IMGN).
Additionally, he serves on the Board of American Aerogel Corp. (a private
company) and Lasermax, Inc. (a private company).He also served on the Board
of Standard Microsystems Corp. (acquired by Microchip Technology Inc.), prior
to the sale of that company. He currently serves as an operating director of
DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC, a private equity group, on the Advisory
Board of the Wilmot Cancer Center of the University of Rochester and as a
trustee at Ithaca College.

Accelerating Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Dividend Payment

The Company's Board of Directors has decided to accelerate the record and
payment date of the $.10 per share regular quarterly cash dividend for the
fourth quarter such that the dividend can be paid out together with the third
quarter dividend in December.This combined dividend of $.20 per share will
now be payable on December 21, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December
11, 2012.The cash dividend is payable to shareholders of record on the
Company's outstanding shares of common stock including the shares of common
stock to which the holders of the Company's Class C Convertible Preferred
Stock are entitled.In view of the acceleration of the fourth quarter dividend
payment, no additional dividend payment can be expected for the remainder of
fiscal 2013.

"Given our strong balance sheet, and the likelihood of a change in the tax
rates on dividends beginning next year that will subject a significant part of
the Company's U.S. shareholder base to increased dividend taxation for 2013,
we believe it is prudent to accelerate the timing of the payment of our fourth
quarter dividend to our shareholders into calendar year 2012," said Rob Gross,
Executive Chairman.

About Monro Muffler Brake

Monro Muffler Brake operates a chain of stores providing automotive undercar
repair and tire services in the United States, operating under the brand names
of Monro Muffler Brake and Service, Mr. Tire, Tread Quarters Discount Tires,
Autotire, Tire Barn and Tire Warehouse. The Company currently operates 893
stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West
Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Illinois,
Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Monro's stores provide a full range of
services for brake systems, steering and suspension systems, tires, exhaust
systems and many vehicle maintenance services.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts
may contain statements of future expectations and other forward-looking
statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are
subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those expressed. These factors
include, but are not necessarily limited to, product demand, dependence on and
competition within the primary markets in which the Company's stores are
located, the need for and costs associated with store renovations and other
capital expenditures, the effect of economic conditions, the impact of
competitive services and pricing, product development, parts supply restraints
or difficulties, industry regulation, risks relating to leverage and debt
service (including sensitivity to fluctuations in interest rates), continued
availability of capital resources and financing, risks relating to integration
of acquired businesses and other factors set forth elsewhere herein and in the
Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

CONTACT: John Van Heel
         Chief Executive Officer
         (585) 647-6400
        
         Robert Gross
         Executive Chairman
         (585) 647-6400
        
         Catherine D'Amico
         Executive Vice President - Finance
         Chief Financial Officer
         (585) 647-6400
        
         Investors: Jennifer Milan
         Media: Kelly Whitten
         FTI Consulting
         (212) 850-5600
 
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