Brinker International Adds Michael A. George and William T. Giles to Board of
DALLAS, March 4, 2013
DALLAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT),
a recognized leader in casual dining, announces the election of Michael A.
George and William T. Giles to the company's Board of Directors.
Michael George currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of
QVC, the world's leading video and e-commerce retailer, and sits on the public
board of Liberty Interactive Corporation, the parent company of QVC. Prior to
his role with QVC, George was Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President and
General Manager of U.S. Consumer Business for Dell, Inc.
William Giles is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for
Finance, Information Technology and ALLDATA at AutoZone Inc. Before joining
AutoZone, Giles served in several financial positions with increasing
responsibility during his 15-year tenure at Linens N' Things.
"Both Mike and Bill bring a wealth of knowledge from their areas of focus,
including brand strategy and financial acumen," said Doug Brooks, Chairman of
the Board for Brinker International. "Mike's extensive marketing and retail
background provides him a unique insight into how our brands can better engage
our guests. And Bill's more than 30 years of financial proficiency and
business leadership will strengthen our strategy to move the business
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). Brinker also holds a minority stake in Romano's Macaroni
Grill^®. For more information, visit www.brinker.com.
SOURCE Brinker International
Contact: Stacey Sullivan, Brinker International, +1-800-775-7290
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