Sizzler International

(SZ)

said Thursday that Thomas E. Metzger has resigned as the president and chief executive of its

Sizzler USA

subsidiary to attend to family matters.

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Charles L. Boppell, president and chief executive of Sizzler International, will assume Metzger's old role until a replacement can be found.

The franchised steakhouse restaurant company said Metzger resigned following the death of his father, which required him to turn his full attention to his family and the family business.

Shares of Sizzler, which is based in Culver City, Calif., fell 1 cent, or 0.8%, to $1.25 in recent

New York Stock Exchange

trading.