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Papa John's Announces Appointment of Annette Calhoun to Senior Vice President, Human Resources

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Annette Calhoun to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this position, Calhoun is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's global Human Resources function, including benefits, compensation, organizational and leadership development, employee relations, recruiting, and office services.

"Annette has done an outstanding job leading our HR team since 2009, and we are pleased to recognize her efforts with this promotion," said Jude Thompson, Papa John's president and co-CEO. "I look forward to continuing to work with Annette and our leadership team to keep our culture special and keep our brand moving forward." Calhoun joined Papa John's Human Resources team in 1999. She was promoted to Senior Director of Benefits in 2005, and was named Vice President, Human Resources in 2009.

Calhoun has more than 20 years of management and human resources experience in various industries including retail, hospitality, legal and restaurant. Prior to joining Papa John's, she served as the head of Human Resources for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, a Louisville-based regional law firm, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of the firm's Human Resources function.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's is the world's third largest pizza company. For ten of the last eleven years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers' Choice in Chains in the pizza segment and was named 2007 Pizza Today Chain of the Year. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.

SOURCE: Papa John's International, Inc.

CONTACT: Papa John's International, Inc. Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318 Director, Corporate Communications darryl_carr@papajohns.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

North America

Kentucky INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Restaurant/Bar

Retail

Food/Beverage SUBJECT CODE: Personnel