WINTER PARK, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2017--
Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (“RHGI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:RUTH)
announced today that Stephen M. King has been appointed to serve as an
independent member of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018.
With his appointment, the Board will be comprised of eight members,
seven of whom are independent. Mr. King will stand for election by vote
of the shareholders at the Company’s next annual meeting.
Mr. King is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dave & Buster’s
Entertainment, Inc. (“Dave & Buster’s”), a leading owner and operator of
high-volume entertainment and dining venues that offer customers the
opportunity to “Eat, Drink, Play and Watch,” all in one location. He has
served as Chairman of the Board of Dave & Buster’s since June 2017 and
as Chief Executive Officer since September 2006. From March 2006 until
September 2006, Mr. King served as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Dave & Buster’s. From 1984 to 2006, he served in
various capacities for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., a company
that owns and operates casual dining restaurants worldwide, including
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operating
Officer and President and Chief Operating Officer of International.
“Steve is a veteran public company CEO with a track record of delivering
strong business results in the hospitality industry. We are delighted to
welcome Steve to our Board,” said Michael O’Donnell, Chairman & Chief
Executive Officer of RHGI.
About Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.
Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc., headquartered in Winter Park, Florida,
is the largest fine dining steakhouse company in the U.S. as measured by
the total number of Company-owned and franchisee-owned restaurants, with
over 150 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations worldwide specializing in
USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris’ signature fashion –
For information about our restaurants, to make reservations, or to
purchase gift cards, please visit www.RuthsChris.com.
For more information about Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., please visit www.rhgi.com.
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