Papa John’s Announces Promotion of Steve Higdon to Vice President, Global Communications

  Papa John’s Announces Promotion of Steve Higdon to Vice President, Global

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- January 25, 2013

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion
of Steve Higdon to Vice President, Global Communications. In his new position,
Higdon is responsible for the company’s global internal and external
communications strategies serving as initial point of contact for media
relations and crisis response activities.

Steve Higdon (Photo: Business Wire)

Steve Higdon (Photo: Business Wire)

Higdon has served as Senior Director, Partnership Marketing since joining Papa
John’s in 2012. Prior to joining Papa John’s, Higdon spent seven years in the
multi-national corporate world with United Parcel Service, eight years as a
senior executive, including six as CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro
Chamber of Commerce, and the past seven years as a partner (owner) in Faulkner
Real Estate, a regional development company. In addition, Higdon has fifteen
years of experience in the community as a board director for several for
profit and nonprofit corporations, including serving almost four years as
chairman of the Louisville Sports Commission.

“Steve’s wide breadth of executive leadership and managerial experience
coupled with his significant impact and involvement within the community make
him uniquely qualified for this exciting position,” said Andrew Varga, SVP and
Chief Marketing Officer. “We are thrilled to have him represent the brand
while leading our global communications strategies.”

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third largest pizza company. For 11 of the past
13 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction
among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index
(ACSI). Papa John’s also earned the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Pizza Brand of
the Year. Papa John’s is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football
League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at

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Papa John’s International, Inc.
Andrew Varga, 502-261-4548
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
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