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Dunkin' Brands Updates Management Team

Expanded roles for Twohig and Mitchell.

To help accelerate system-wide growth, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN) is expanding the roles of Paul Twohig, president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Bill Mitchell, president, Baskin-Robbins U.S. and Canada, to include international regions. As a result of these changes, Giorgio Minardi, president, Dunkin' Brands International, will leave the company.

In addition to his current position, Twohig will assume responsibility for the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in Europe and Latin America. He will also oversee global development for both brands. Mitchell will add the oversight of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins in Korea, Japan and China to his portfolio of responsibilities. Responsibility for the company's brands in the Middle East and Southeast Asia will remain with Vice President John Varughese, who will also begin to oversee both brands in India.

Twohig joined Dunkin' Brands in 2009 after having held leadership positions with Starbucks, Burger King and Panera Bread Company. A seasoned restaurant executive, Mitchell came to Dunkin' Brands in 2010 from Papa John's where he had held the position of president, global operations.