Yum! Brands Reports Estimated Period 8 Global Sales Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2006--Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today reported estimated Period 8, 2006, sales results for

  • Yum! Restaurants International Division system sales: +9% in local currency.
  • China Division system sales: +25% in local currency.
  • U.S. blended same-store sales: -3%.

Period 8 SYSTEM-Sales Growth
                                      2006        2005        2006
                                      Local       Local        U.S.
                                     Currency    Currency    Dollars
                                    ----------  ----------  ----------
Yum! Restaurants International          +9%         +3%        +10%
CHINA Division                         +25%        +16%        +29%
      Mainland China                   +28%        +17%        +32%

YRI Period 8 system-sales growth benefited by approximately 1 ppt.
from the inclusion of Rostik's restaurants in Russia. On March 24,
2006, YUM acquired the Rostik's brand.

Period 8 U.S. Company SAME-STORE-Sales Growth
                   Period 8, 2006      Period 8, 2005
                  ----------------    ----------------
U.S. BLENDED            -3%                 +5%
Taco Bell               -3%                 +9%
Pizza Hut               -7%                 -2%
KFC                     Even                +5%

2006 Period 8 End Dates            2006 Period 9 End Dates
--------------------------------- -----------------------------------
International Division  7/17/2006  International Division   8/14/2006
China Division          7/31/2006  China Division           8/31/2006
U.S. Business           8/12/2006  U.S. Business             9/9/2006
--------------------------------- -----------------------------------

Period 9, 2006 Sales Release

Sales results for Period 9 (the four-week period ending September 9, 2006, for U.S. businesses) are tentatively scheduled to be released before the market's opening Monday, September 18, 2006. Historical sales results for each of our divisions are available in spreadsheet format at

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Note: China Division includes mainland China, Thailand and the KFC Taiwan business.

Yum! Brands Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with over 34,000 restaurants, which includes over 2,000 licensed restaurants, in more than 100 countries and territories. Four of the company's restaurant brands -- KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's -- are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican-style food and quick-service seafood categories respectively. Yum! Brands is the worldwide leader in multibranding, which offers consumers more choice and convenience at one restaurant location from a combination of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, A&W or Long John Silver's brands. The company and its franchisees today operate over 3,400 multibrand restaurants. Outside the United States in 2005, the Yum! Brands' system opened about three new restaurants each day of the year, making it one of the fastest growing retailers in the world. For the past three years, the company has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's "Top 50 Employers for Minorities." It also has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Employers for Women" by Fortune, one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise Magazine for the past two years, one of the "Corporate 100 Companies Providing Opportunities for Hispanics" by Hispanic Magazine, one of the "Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity" by Hispanic Trends Magazine and by BusinessWeek as one of the "Top 15 Companies for In-Kind Corporate Philanthropy."

CONTACT: Yum! Brands Inc., Louisville
Tim Jerzyk, VP Investor Relations, 888-298-6986
Quan Nghe, Director Investor Relations, 888-298-6986
Amy Sherwood, VP Public Relations, 502-874-8200

SOURCE: Yum! Brands Inc.