Brinker International Adds Gerry Lopez To Board Of Directors

         Brinker International Adds Gerry Lopez To Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 12, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT),
a recognized leader in casual dining, announces the election of Gerardo
(Gerry) Lopez to its Board of Directors.

Lopez currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of
AMC Entertainment, Inc. Prior to his current role, Gerry was President of
Global Consumer Products, Foodservice and Seattle's Best Coffee at Starbucks.
During his 28-year career, he has also served in a variety of executive
management positions with Frito-Lay, Pepsi and Procter & Gamble.

"Gerry will be an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors," said Doug
Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Brinker International. "His nearly three
decades of experience in the entertainment, beverage and consumer packaged
goods industries, in both the U.S. and abroad, provides him with unique
insight which will be beneficial to Brinker. In his current role as head of
one of the leading movie theater chains in the country, Gerry is in tune with
consumer needs and marketplace trends currently influencing our industry."

About Brinker International
Brinker International Inc. is one of the world's leading casual dining
restaurant companies. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker
currently owns, operates, or franchises 1,593 restaurants under the names
Chili's® Grill & Bar (1,549 restaurants) and Maggiano's Little Italy® (44
restaurants). For more information, visit

SOURCE Brinker International

Contact: Stacey Sullivan, Brinker International, 1-800-775-7290
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