Dunkin' Brands Appoints Maryanne Knott As Vice President Of Tax And Susan Scherer As Regional Vice President

  Dunkin' Brands Appoints Maryanne Knott As Vice President Of Tax And Susan
                      Scherer As Regional Vice President

Dunkin' Brands announces promotions of Weldon Spangler, Vice President,
Dunkin' Donuts Operations U.S. and Canada, and Jesse Schlueter, Vice
President, Global Learning

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2012

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today
announced the appointments of Maryanne Knott as Vice President of Tax, and
Susan Scherer as Regional Vice President of the South Central region.

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As Vice President of Tax, Maryanne Knott will hold responsibility for Dunkin'
Brands' foreign, Federal, state and local tax strategies. She will report to
Paul Carbone, Chief Financial Officer for Dunkin' Brands. Ms. Knott joins
Dunkin' Brands from Deloitte Tax LLP of Boston, where she served for more than
12 years in a number of roles, most recently as Director. She led engagement
teams for public and closely-held companies in the retail, consumer products
and telecommunications industries. Her experience also includes positions with
Neiman Marcus, The Stop & Shop Companies, and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Knott is a
licensedCertified Public Accountant(CPA) in Massachusetts, and she holds a
JD from Suffolk University School of Law and a BSBA in Accounting from
Providence College.

Susan Scherer will serve as Regional Vice President of the South Central
region, providing support to Dunkin' Brands' franchisees and field teams
throughout the South Central United States. She will report to Weldon
Spangler, Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts Operations U.S. and Canada. Scherer's
experience includes more than 25 years in or related to the food service
industry, including positions as President / Co-owner of Gasket Guy and Gal,
Inc., the country's largest installer of commercial replacement gaskets in
restaurants and grocery / convenience stores, and as Division Vice President,
Papa John's International. She earned a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and
Institutional Management from Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to the appointments of Ms. Knott and Ms. Scherer, Dunkin' Brands
today announced two promotions within the company. Weldon Spangler has been
promoted to Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts Operations U.S. and Canada. In this
new role, he will lead Dunkin' Donuts' field operations team and will continue
to report to Paul Twohig, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,
Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada. Jesse Schlueter has been promoted to Vice
President, Global Learning. Under her direction, Dunkin' Brands' Global
Learning Team will develop new ways to deliver innovative learning programs
for company franchisees, restaurant managers and field employees.

About Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
With more than 17,000 points of distribution in nearly 60 countries worldwide,
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) is one of the world's leading
franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and
baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. At the end of the third quarter
2012, Dunkin' Brands' nearly 100 percent franchised business model included
more than 10,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and nearly 7,000 Baskin-Robbins
restaurants. For the full-year 2011, the company had franchisee-reported sales
of approximately $8.3 billion. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is headquartered in
Canton, Mass.

SOURCE Dunkin' Brands

Contact: Michelle King (Media), Director, Global Media Relations, Dunkin'
Brands Group, Inc., +1-781-737-5200, michelle.king@dunkinbrands.com