CORRECTING and REPLACING Papa John’s Announces Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Varga, Resigns to Take President Position at

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Papa John’s Announces Chief Marketing Officer,
  Andrew Varga, Resigns to Take President Position at Zimmerman Advertising Papa John’s International, Inc.

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- March 21, 2013

Phone number in contact information of release should read: Steve Higdon,
502-261-4710 (sted Steve Higdon, 502-261-4723).

The corrected release reads:


Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that Andrew
Varga is resigning his position as Chief Marketing Officer of Papa John’s
International, Inc. (“Papa John’s”), after accepting the role of President of
Zimmerman Advertising, Papa John’s advertising agency of record and one of the
leading advertising firms in the United States. Mr. Varga expects to begin his
new position following a transition period with Papa John’s.

“Andrew made many outstanding contributions to the Papa John’s team, and we
are pleased that he now has a wonderful opportunity to become the President at
Zimmerman Advertising,” said Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer John Schnatter. “We are excited not only to continue working with the
talented team at Zimmerman, but also that Andrew and his wealth of knowledge
about Papa John’s and the pizza category will continue to be an integral
driver of the Papa John’s brand.”

“When we created the CMO position nearly four years ago, we had the goal of
increasing the brand equity of Papa John’s,” added Papa John’s Chief Operating
Officer Tony Thompson. “Andrew helped to strategically structure our marketing
team to grow our digital, branding, and creative capabilities, all of which
contribute to the strength of our brand. We’re confident our talented
marketing team is well positioned to continue the strategic marketing and
partnerships that will drive our results, and we will immediately begin the
search for a new leader of the marketing team.”

Varga added, “It has been my privilege to be a part of the great Papa John’s
brand for nearly four years. I am very excited to continue to be involved with
the quality leader in the QSR pizza segment in my new role with Zimmerman
Advertising, and am grateful for the positive experience and learnings from
John Schnatter and the team that have helped make it possible for me to take
on this new opportunity. I look forward to working with John and the rest of
the management team to ensure a smooth transition, and to helping continue to
grow the Papa John’s brand.”

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (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.
Steve Higdon, 502-261-4710
Vice President, Global Communications
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