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Yum! Brands Opens First Pizza Hut in Iraq
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Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets

LOUISVILLE, KY, April 9, 2014 – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced the opening of the first Pizza Hut in Iraq with franchise partner, Al Kout Food Company.  The introduction of the first Pizza Hut in Iraq reflects the reach of the world’s largest pizza chain and the Company’s expansion in emerging markets.

“We’re pleased to be able to bring Pizza Hut to Iraq as part of the explosive growth for our brand around the world,” said Scott Bergren, CEO, Pizza Hut and Chief Innovation Officer, Yum! Brands. “While Pizza Hut’s footprint is already significantly larger than our nearest competitor, we’ve still just scratched the surface of global growth.  We are taking the powerful Pizza Hut Red Roof icon and accelerating the development of our brand across the Delivery, Express, and Dine-In channels around the world as only we can.”  Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut division has more than 13,000 restaurants in 85 countries, excluding the Yum! China and India divisions. Overall, the Company has nearly 15,000 Pizza Hut units worldwide, making it the world’s largest and most successful pizza brand.

The new restaurant is located in the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq in the popular Majidi Mall in Erbil. The restaurant features a full casual dine-in experience for Iraqi consumers with a vibrant, youthful design and seating for 120 people.  The menu is in Kurdish and offers a range of appetizers, pizzas and flatbreads, pasta, salads, desserts and drinks. more.

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Yum! News 2014

April 9, 2014 Yum! Brands Opens First Pizza Hut in Iraq; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets

March 31, 2014 Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April “CSR Month”

March 26, 2014 KFC China Launches New Menu and Marketing Strategy Nationwide; Milestone Signifies Next Phase of Company’s Aggressive and Comprehensive Plan to Restage KFC in China

KFC Thailand Replaces the Colonel with Consumer Selfies on ‘Happy Buckets’

January 9, 2014 Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Efforts Result in Record–Breaking $37 Million in Cash and Food Donations

January 7, 2014 Yum! Brands Appoints Gibbs President of Pizza Hut U.S., Marker as General Manager of KFC U.S.

January 3, 2014 Cricket Fans Take Flight in KFC Australia’s Green & Gold Skybox

November 20, 2013 Yum! Brands Realigns Business Divisions to Propel Global Growth; US and Yum! Restaurants International Combined to Focus on Global Brands

November 13, 2013 Yum! Brands Directs $1.5 Million of World Hunger Relief Funds to Philippines