News Release

November 19, 2019

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Recognized For Advancing Gender Parity In The Boardroom

CEO David Deno will speak about the importance of diversity in a panel discussion

TAMPA, Fla. (November 18, 2019) – With nearly 40% female representation on its Board of Directors, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN) has been recognized as a leader in gender diversity among S&P 500/Fortune 1000 companies. In support of the company’s commitment to enhancing boardroom gender diversity, David Deno, Bloomin’ Brands CEO, will participate in a panel discussion at the National Conversation on Board Diversity by 2020 Women on Boards.

“A diverse Board of Directors, with a variety or perspectives, creates an environment that results in better business decisions,” said David Deno, Chief Executive Officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. “We appreciate the dedication of all our Board Members and what they bring to the table.” HOLD Quote from 2020WOB

The National Conversation on Board Diversity occurs annually on a single day in locations across the country. The Tampa event will be held at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 21.

Earlier this month, Bloomin’ Brands was recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions for its achievement in female board representation. With a corporate board comprised of 37.5 percent women, Bloomin’ Brands exceeds the national average for female-held board seats, which is currently 23.4 percent.

“Bloomin’ Brands is part of a growing number of forward-thinking companies which are raising the bar and accelerating the U.S. towards the goal of gender parity by 2025,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of the Ellig Group and Chair and Founder of the Breakfast of Corporate Champions.

Bloomin’ Brands has been recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York four times in the biennial event – in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 - since the organization started its 50/50 gender parity initiative in 2011.

About Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world with a portfolio of leading, differentiated restaurant concepts. The Company has four founder-inspired brands: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. The Company owns and operates approximately 1,450 restaurants in 48 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 20 countries, some of which are franchise locations. For more information, please visit