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Murtha to Lead Bloomin' Brands International Efforts

YUM Brands veteran to assume new position on Nov. 11.

Pat Murtha will be the new executive vice president of Bloomin' Brands, and president of Bloomin' Brands International, effective Nov. 11, 2013. In this role, Murtha is responsible for helping define, develop and implement the company's international growth strategy.

Prior to joining Bloomin' Brands, Murtha held leadership roles at YUM Brands where he spent 17 years in a variety of positions including chairman of the board and managing director of KFC, Japan, Ltd., chief operating officer of Pizza Hut and chief people officer, YUM Restaurants International. In addition, Murtha held leadership roles at Ameritech and PepsiCo., Inc.