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The Habit Restaurants, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Habit Restaurants, Inc. ("The Habit") announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

The Habit is a fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads.

Piper Jaffray & Co., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as lead book-runners for the proposed offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is also acting as a book-runner for the proposed offering, and Stifel and Stephens Inc. are acting as co-managers for the proposed offering.

The proposed offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from: Piper Jaffray & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by emailing prospectus@pjc.com, or by calling (800) 747-3924; Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, by emailing syndicate@rwbaird.com, or by calling (800) 792-2473; or Wells Fargo Securities, c/o Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, by emailing cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com, or by calling 1-800-326-5897.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

CONTACT: Media: (949) 943-8691 Media@habitburger.com

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