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Shaquille O'Neal To Join Papa John's Board

Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) said that NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O'Neal will be joining Papa John's as a member of the Company's Board of Directors and as an investor in nine Papa John's restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

In addition, O'Neal will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John's brand.

A four-time NBA champion and television sports analyst on Inside the NBA, Mr. O'Neal has established a strong business track record as an investor, restaurateur and franchise owner. He currently owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise in Atlanta and previously owned 27 Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchises. In addition, he is the founder and owner of Big Chicken, a fast casual fried chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Shaquille's, a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles, California.

Including Mr. O'Neal, six new directors have been added to the Company's Board of Directors in 2019.

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