Press Release

Denny’s Director Brenda Lauderback Named to NACD Directorship 100

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (September 13, 2017) – Denny’s (Nasdaq:DENN) today announced that Brenda Lauderback, Director and Board Chair, has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100 list. The recognition highlights her exemplary leadership in the boardroom and archetypal influence within the corporate governance community.

“On behalf of Denny’s and our board, I am delighted to congratulate Brenda on this well-deserved recognition by the NACD Directorship 100,” said John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denny’s. “Her leadership and commitment to Denny’s growth and success have been invaluable, and we are proud to have her on our board and lucky to benefit from her unparalleled experience.”

Brenda Lauderback joined Denny’s board of directors in May 2005 and has served as Board Chair since May 2016. Mrs. Lauderback has over 25 years of experience within the retail industry and over 35 collective years of participation on public community boards. She currently serves as a Director of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and Select Comfort Corporation. Previously, she served as Director of Big Lots, Inc., President of the Wholesale and Retail Group of Nine West Group, Inc., President of the Wholesale Division of U.S. Shoe Corporation, and Vice President/General Merchandise Manager of Dayton Hudson Corporation. Mrs. Lauderback is also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.

“I am honored to be named to this list and join the company of those selected and recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors,” said Lauderback. “In my 12 years with Denny’s, I have been proud to work alongside my fellow board members and the executive team to help drive the company’s growth and development.”

The NACD Directorship 100 nominees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high-performance standards. An independent selection committee reviews each nominee’s history of advancing board performance and leading corporate-governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles in areas such as risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation and transparency.

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About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny's has approximately 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 147 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Indonesia, and Aruba. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.