Denny's Corporation Appoints Jose M. Gutierrez to Board of Directors

Denny's Corporation Appoints Jose M. Gutierrez to Board of Directors

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Jan. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denny's Corporation
(Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest
full-service restaurant chains, today announced that José M. Gutiérrez has
been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Gutiérrez has held senior
executive positions at AT&T and brings nearly 25 years of experience in print
and digital advertising, finance and operations in the telecommunications
industry.

Brenda J. Lauderback, chair of Denny's Corporate Governance and Nominating
Committee, stated, "We are very pleased to add José to the Denny's Board of
Directors.He has a rich background with significant financial, strategic
planning, operational and telecommunications industry experience, including
senior positions at a great innovation company like AT&T, as well as his
recent leadership position as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
Advertising Solutions. In particular, his experience in online and mobile
advertising will help Denny's further strengthen its mobile and social media
efforts and stay ahead of the technological advertising explosion.José will
bring valuable and fresh perspective to the Board and we look forward to his
contribution."

Mr. Gutiérrez is currently President of Wholesale Solutions at AT&T. From 2010
to 2012, has was President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Advertising
Solutions where he successfully led the transition of the Yellow Pages segment
from print to digital advertising, prior to the divestiture of the business
into a newly formed company, YP Holdings LLC. Prior to that, he has held a
number of senior executive positions at AT&T including President of Global
Enterprise Solutions and President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
Southwest (a.k.a. Southwestern Bell).Before joining AT&T, Mr. Gutiérrez
worked as a licensed CPA and strategy consultant at KPMG.He also serves on
the boards of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of
Art, Thompson Autism Foundation, Trulaske College of Business at the
University of Missouri, and the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

About Denny's

Denny's is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest
full-service restaurant chains, based on number of units. As of December 26,
2012, Denny's had 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants
around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,590
restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica,
Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New
Zealand. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, links to
SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny's investor
relations website.

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CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Whit Kincaid
         877-784-7167
         WKincaid@dennys.com
        
         Media Contact:
         Liz DiTrapano, ICR
         646-277-1226
         Liz.DiTrapano@icrinc.com

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