TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BLMN) today announced the appointment of James R. Craigie,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
(NYSE:CHD) to its Board of Directors effective November 15, 2013. Mr.
Craigie will also join the Audit Committee.
“Jim is a recognized leader of consumer brands and we are fortunate to
have him join our Board of Directors,” said Elizabeth Smith, Chairman
of the Board and CEO of Bloomin’ Brands. “Innovation, especially in
competitive business environments, has been a key driver in Jim’s
impressive career. His insight will help guide us as we continue to
drive long-term growth and shareholder value,” said Ms. Smith.
“I admire the consumer appeal of this restaurant portfolio, and look
forward to joining the Board of Directors,” said Mr. Craigie. “In
addition, I’m confident that Liz’s domestic and international expertise
will continue to help guide long-term sustainable growth.”
Mr. Craigie is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Church & Dwight
Co., Inc., a developer and marketer of a broad range of household and
personal care consumer products and specialty products. He joined the
company in 2004. He has also held senior management positions with
Spalding and Kraft Foods and served with the U.S. Navy/Department of
Energy as an officer for six years. Mr. Craigie is a member of the
Boards of Directors of Meredith Corporation, Solazyme Corporation and
The Gettysburg Foundation.
About Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. is one of the largest casual dining restaurant
companies in the world. The portfolio of five founder-inspired brands
is comprised of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish
Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Roy’s with nearly
1,500 restaurants in 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 21 countries. For
more information, visit bloominbrands.com.