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named Tom Emrey, a former executive at


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Universal Studios Home Entertainment, as its new chief financial officer.

DineEquity, the operator of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, said early Tuesday that Emrey will take over as finance chief on Sept. 12.

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Emrey replaces John F. Tierney following "a brief transitional period." The company didn't say why Tierney was leaving his post.

Emrey will join DineEquity after most recently serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast. Prior to that, Emrey was CFO at Universal Studios Home Entertainment between 2003 and 2004, and had also held several senior finance positions at

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Shares of DineEquity were unchanged in premarket trading Tuesday after closing lower at $37.97 in Friday's session. Stock markets were closed Monday in the U.S. for the Labor Day holiday.

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