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Papa John's International Inc (PZZA.OQ)

PZZA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Olivia Kirtley

67 2018 Chairman of the Board

Stephen Ritchie

43 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Smith

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Nettles

51 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer

Brandon Rhoten

38 2017 Global Chief Marketing Officer

Steven Coke

39 2018 Vice President - Investor Relations and Strategy

Christopher Coleman

49 2012 Independent Director

Laurette Koellner

63 2014 Independent Director

Sonya Medina

42 2015 Independent Director

Mark Shapiro

48 2011 Independent Director

Wayne Taylor

62 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Olivia Kirtley

Ms. Olivia F. Kirtley, CPA serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Kirtley, a certified public accountant, is a business consultant on strategic and corporate governance issues. She is a former chief financial officer and former senior manager at a predecessor to the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP (“Ernst & Young”). From 2014 to 2016, she served as President and Board Chairman of the International Federation of Accountants. She has also served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chairman of the AICPA Board of Examiners. Ms. Kirtley brings extensive experience, expertise and insight to our Board in the areas of audit, risk management and public company corporate governance and compensation. In addition to her expertise in audit and tax issues developed in part as a senior manager at a predecessor to Ernst & Young, Ms. Kirtley also brings corporate management experience from her tenure at Vermont American Corporation, including the positions of Treasurer, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer at that company.

Stephen Ritchie

Mr. Stephen M. Ritchie has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company . Mr. Ritchie was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2018. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2015 to December 31, 2017, after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2014. Mr. Ritchie has served as a Senior Vice President since May 2013 and in various capacities of increasing responsibility over Global Operations & Global Operations Support and Training since July 2010. Since 2006, he also has served as a franchise owner and operator of multiple units in the Company’s Midwest Division.

Joseph Smith

Mr. Joseph H. Smith IV., is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Smith Smith was appointed to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2018 after serving as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Development from 2016 to April 2018 and as Vice President, Global Sales and Development from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Corporate Finance from 2005 to 2010 and as Senior Director of Corporate Budgeting and Finance from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining Papa John's, Mr. Smith served as Corporate Controller for United Catalysts, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Smith began his career in public accounting in 1985 at Ernst & Young. Mr. Smith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Nettles

Mr. Michael Nettles serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer of the Company. Mr. Nettles was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital officer in February 2017. Mr. Nettles joined Papa John’s after four years with Panera Bread serving as Vice President, Architecture and Information Technology Strategy. Prior to Panera, Mr. Nettles served as Vice President of Tag Solutions for Goji Food Solutions from April 2011 until July of 2012 and concurrently as Founder and President of Red Chair Ventures, a foodservice technology solutions provider from January 2009 until July of 2012.

Brandon Rhoten

Mr. Brandon Rhoten is Global Chief Marketing Officer of the company. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in August 2017. Mr. Rhoten joined Papa John’s after six years with The Wendy’s Company, serving as Vice President, Marketing, Head of Advertising, Social Media, Media and Digital Marketing from 2015 through 2017; from 2013 through 2015, serving as Vice President, Head of Digital, Digital Marketing and Social Media; and from 2011 through 2013 serving as Director, Head of Digital Marketing and Social Media.

Steven Coke

Mr. Steven R. Coke serves as Vice President - Investor Relations and Strategy of the Company. He is the Company’s Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategy, was appointed to the positions of principal financial and accounting officer of the Company on an interim basis, effective March 2, 2018, the previously announced date of departure of Lance Tucker, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Coke has served as Vice President, Strategic Planning since January 2015, after serving as Senior Director, Strategy since April 2012 and Senior Director, Restaurant Finance since June 2011. He has served in various director and manager level positions with increasing responsibility in Finance since joining the company in May 1998. Mr. Coke is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Christopher Coleman

Mr. Christopher L. Coleman serves as Independent Director of Papa John's International Inc., since October 18, 2012. Mr. Coleman is based in the UK, where he is Group Head of Banking at Rothschild & Co. He is a Global Partner of Rothschild & Co, Chairman of Rothschild Bank International and also serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild & Co Group, which he joined in 1989. Mr. Coleman’s extensive financial experience and international business acumen provide insight and expertise to the Board in these key areas. Mr. Coleman currently serves as non-executive chairman of the board of Randgold Resources. Mr. Coleman has served on the board of Randgold Resources since 2008 (currently as the chairman of its governance and nomination committee and member of its remuneration committee and previously a member of its audit committee).

Laurette Koellner

Ms. Laurette T. Koellner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Koellner most recently served as Executive Chairman of International Lease Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) from June 2012 until its May 2014 sale to AerCap Holdings N.V. Ms. Koellner served as President of Boeing International, a division of The Boeing Company, where she held a variety of financial and business leadership roles from 1997 until 2008, including as a member of the Office of the Chairman and Boeing’s Chief Administration and Human Resources Officer. Prior to her time with Boeing, Ms. Koellner spent 19 years at McDonnell Douglas Corp, which merged with The Boeing Company in 1997. As a former executive of a large publicly traded company, Ms. Koellner brings extensive experience to the Board in the areas of complex business operations, finance and accounting, and international business. In addition, she brings extensive corporate governance and compensation experience and insight as a director of other public companies. Ms. Koellner served as an independent director of Hillshire Brands, Inc. from 2001 to 2014, when it was sold to Tyson Foods. She served as an independent director of AIG from 2009 to 2012. She currently serves on the board of directors of Celestica, Inc. (including service as the chairman of its audit committee, and member of its compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (including service as a member of its audit and finance committees) and Nucor Corporation (including service as a member of its compensation and executive development and corporate governance and nominating committees).

Sonya Medina

Ms. Sonya E. Medina serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Medina is a government and public affairs strategist. She has served as a consultant to the City of San Antonio since March 2015, and as a consultant to Silver Eagle Distributors, the nation’s largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, since July 2013. She served as Vice President, Community and External Affairs for Silver Eagle Distributors from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Medina served as a White House Commission Officer from 2001 to 2006 and again in 2008, and as Director of the AT&T Global Foundation from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Medina brings leadership, strategy and multi-cultural marketing experience to the Board. She also brings insight into government affairs, through her prior experience as a White House Commission Officer. She is active in community and civic affairs and currently serves on the Next Gen Board Leaders Advisory Council, a joint initiative launched by Nasdaq, Spencer Stuart and Boardroom Resources.

Mark Shapiro

Mr. Mark S. Shapiro serves as Independent Director of Papa John's International Inc. Mr. Shapiro has served as Co-President of WME | IMG since November 2016 and Chief Content Officer since September 2014. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions from May 2010 to October 2012, and as an executive producer at Dick Clark Productions from October 2012 until 2014. Prior to that, he served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc., a theme park company, from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags in 2005, Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities for both ESPN and ABC Sports. Coupling his board service with experience in executive level positions at large organizations facing complex business challenges, Mr. Shapiro brings business acumen and operational expertise to many of the issues and challenges facing public companies, along with innovation and insight in the areas of content creation, marketing and branding. Mr. Shapiro has served as a director of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since 2008 (including service on its compensation committee); as a trustee of Equity Residential since January 2010 (including service on its audit, compensation and nominating and governance committees); and as a director of Frontier Communications Corporation since March 2010 (including service on its nominating and governance and retirement plan committees). Mr. Shapiro is also Chairman of Captivate Network, a privately held company.

Wayne Taylor

Mr. Wayne Kent Taylor serves as Independent Director of Papa John's International Inc. Mr. Taylor is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain with locations across the U.S. and in several foreign countries. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Texas Roadhouse from 2000 until 2004, and again from August 2011 to the present, and he has served as its executive Chairman since 2004. Before founding the Texas Roadhouse concept in 1993, Mr. Taylor founded and co-owned Buckhead Bar and Grill in Louisville, Kentucky. His more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry provided the Board with additional expertise in the Company’s industry, and he also brought to the Board experience in founding and serving as a chief executive officer and director of a public company. The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the service of Mr. Taylor on the Board.

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