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~ MarineMax Announces the Appointment of Frances Allen to its Board of Directors ~

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2013-- MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer, today announced that Frances Allen has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Allen currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer, for Denny’s Corporation (Nasdaq: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains. Her leadership has resulted in positive sales for several consecutive quarters and numerous successful marketing initiatives for America’s Diner. Prior to joining Denny’s, Ms. Allen was Chief Marketing Officer for Dunkin Donuts, where she was instrumental in increasing sales by launching healthier menu options and several successful marketing campaigns. Her prior roles also include managing marketing efforts at Sony Ericsson Mobil Communications, Pepsi-Cola North America and Frito-Lay. Ms. Allen holds a B.S. in Mathematics with Actuarial Studies from Southampton University in the United Kingdom and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

William H. McGill, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We are proud and honored to have Frances Allen join our Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Frances. We are confident she will be a strong addition to our Board and her wealth of experience and expertise in marketing will support our ongoing efforts to grow the MarineMax brand. We look forward to her future contributions to the Company.”

“MarineMax has already established itself as a retail leader in recreational boating, and I’m excited for the opportunity to further enhance the reach and impact of the brand,” added Frances Allen. “I am delighted to join MarineMax’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with them and the company’s management team to continue to maximize long term shareholder value.”

About MarineMax

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. Focused on premium brands, such as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, Cabo, Hatteras, Azimut Yachts, Grady-White, Bayliner, Harris FloteBote, Crest, Scout, Sailfish, Scarab Jet Boats, Aquila, Nautique and Malibu, MarineMax sells new and used recreational boats and related marine products and services as well as provides yacht brokerage and charter services. MarineMax currently has 54 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas and operates MarineMax Vacations in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. MarineMax is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. For more information, please visit

Source: MarineMax, Inc.

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