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FOCUS Brands Inc. names Gary Bales as President of Cinnabon

FOCUS Brands Inc. announced last month that Gary Bales will be appointed President of Cinnabon when current president Geoff Hill joins parent company Roark Capital Group as Vice President on January 1, 2010. FOCUS Brands consists of Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Seattle’s Best Coffee® International. According to the information provided, Gary Bales will be assuming Geoff Hill’s role in addition to his existing role as President of Carvel.

“While we will certainly miss the talent, energy and enthusiasm of Geoff, I am excited to have Gary bring his vast experience to the Cinnabon brand, “said FOCUS Brands President and CEO Russ Umphenour. “With his terrific track record of success with Carvel, Gary’s strategic and long-term approach to operations and marketing make him the ideal leader to oversee both treat brands.”

FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 2,200 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 33 foreign countries. (kbp)

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