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Domino's Owners Win Prestigious National Award at Annual Meeting

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 4, 2003 – Out of Domino's more than 1,400 store owners, 14 Domino's Pizza franchisees were awarded the prestigious Domino's Pizza Gold Franny Award for operational excellence at the company's Worldwide Rally in Las Vegas.

Highly coveted among Domino's Pizza franchisees, the award is given to storeowners who rank in the top one percent on several measurements. Criteria includes sales performance, product quality and operational audit scores, community involvement, store safety and security levels, and store crew morale.  

The Award winners were:

  1. Pam Tobie, San Diego, CA
  2. Brent Hamill, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Mike Paul/Mike Brown, San Diego, CA
  4. Dennis Schwesinger, Newhall, CA
  5. Paul Mahoney, Sherman Oaks, CA
  6. Brent McKnight, St. Altus, OK
  7. Jim Denburg, New City, NY
  8. Frank Lazauskas, Newark, NJ
  9. Freddie Wehbe, Gainesville, FL
  10. Tom Reynolds, Louisville, KY
  11. Richard/Glenn/Richard III Mueller, New Orleans, LA
  12. Jeff May, Pensacola, FL
  13. Tony Osani/Jay Newby, Huntsville, AL
  14. Jason Shifflett, Memphis, TN

The International Franchise Association established the Franny Awards more than 20 years ago as a means for franchisers to honor franchisees for excellence. The Domino's Pizza Leadership Team selects recipients for the award on an individual basis.  

"A Franny Award is one of the highest honors that Domino's bestows upon a franchisee for operational excellence," said Patrick Knotts, executive vice president, Flawless Execution, Domino's Pizza. "The tireless efforts from these top franchisees produced solid results for Domino's Pizza in 2002, and they are an inspiration to their peers."

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza operates a network of 7,253 Company-owned and franchised stores in the United States and more than 50 countries. Domino's is the recognized leader in pizza delivery with worldwide sales approaching $4 billion in 2002. Domino's Pizza is committed to leading the industry in product quality and operational excellence. Domino's Pizza was named the 2003 Chain of the Year by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication in the pizza industry.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Domino's Pizza, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.