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Rob Lauber Named Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Multiple Honors Reflect Yum! Brands’ Learning Culture

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 8, 2013– Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) received several prestigious awards recently, recognizing the Company’s emphasis on education.
Rob Lauber, Vice President, Yum! University, was named Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Lauber also earned a Bronze Global Learning Award for his leadership in Yum!’s “Taking People With You” training. The awards were announced at this year's Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Palm Springs, Calif.

“Rob Lauber has played an integral role in developing and enabling Yum! Brands’ learning culture, which is focused on building people capability,” said Anne Byerlein, Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc. “He has created a vision to support our global, growing business and works tirelessly to build our future technology and learning platforms in order to reach our nearly 1.5 million associates around the world.”

Lauber was selected from more than 200 learning executives and solution providers, who were nominated by their peers in 15 categories. As CLO of the Year, Lauber was recognized for transforming innovation into learning and organizational value for Yum! Brands. Focused on enabling learning in culture as well as functional and leadership excellence, he created a strategy for developing a one-system approach to learning. Lauber’s method has enabled the company to target exceptional talent and capitalize on emerging business opportunities.

“Learning in Practice award winners are recognized for exhibiting transformational vision in enterprise education,” said Norm Kamikow, President/Editor-in-Chief of Human Capital Media, publishers of Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Lauber will be featured in a special report supplement to Chief Learning Officer magazine’s December issue.

In addition to this recognition, Yum! Brands received a gold medal in the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards for the Company's course in Effective Investigations. Pizza Hut was also honored with a silver medal in the Best Use of Learning category. The Brandon Hall Group awards were among the first to honor excellence in the commercial education industry.

Yum! Brands was also named to eLearning magazine’s "Learning 100."  ​This distinction is awarded to those companies which honor high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s leading restaurant company, with over 39,000 restaurants in 130 countries and territories. The Company’s restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.  Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development.  Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.

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Yum! News 2013

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

October 22, 2013 Yum! Brands Announces Opening of 40,000th Restaurant with KFC in Goa, India to Spotlight Emerging Market Leadership and Growth By 2015, India to Have 1,000 Restaurants in More Than 100 Cities; Yum! and Franchise Partners Plan to Invest $10 Billion in Emerging Markets by 2020

October 11, 2013 Yum! Brands Global IT Recognized with 2013 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award

October 10, 2013 Yum! Recognizes Global Volunteers with Huge Heart Champion Awards; $250,000 USD in Grants to be Awarded to Qualifying Non-profit Agencies

October 8, 2013 Rob Lauber Named Chief Learning Officer of the Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine; Multiple Honors Reflect Yum! Brands’ Learning Culture

October 3, 2013 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by Yum! Brands Foundation Honors Individuals From Around the Globe; Former President Jimmy Carter, Christina Aguilera, and Michael Bolton Honored; Six Young Adults from Around the World Receive Muhammad Ali Core Principle Awards; Mark Hogg of WaterStep Receives Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award

September 27, 2013 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens Reach 160 Worldwide Teaching Children Respect for Different Cultures, Addressing Hunger Relief and Educating About Nutrition; Yum! Brands Foundation Underwrites MAC Peace Garden Initiative as Extension of World Hunger Relief Effort; National Gardening Association Key Partner

September 18, 2013 Yum! Restaurants India and Smile Foundation celebrate World Hunger Relief

September 12, 2013 Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort Featuring Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New Public Service Announcement;

May 29, 2013 Yum! Brands Extends KFC Original Recipe Eleven Herbs and Spices to Mongolia; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets

May 20, 2013 Yum! Brands Foundation Awards Nearly $250,000 in Grant Prizes to 140 Schools for U.S. Hunger Relief Charities

February 28, 2013 Yum! Brands Recognized by International Franchise Association for Accomplishments in Diversity and Inclusion