Moelis & Company served as exclusive financial advisor to CPK. Latham & Watkins LLP served as outside counsel to the Company and Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. served as outside counsel to the special committee. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Golden Gate Capital.About California Pizza Kitchen California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Of the chain’s 265 restaurants, 205 are company-owned and 60 operate under franchise or license agreements. CPK premium pizzas are also available to sports and entertainment fans at three Southern California venues: Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and STAPLES Center. Also included in the Company’s portfolio of concepts is LA Food Show Grill & Bar, which is located in Manhattan Beach, California. The Company also has a licensing arrangement with Nestlé USA to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen premium frozen products. For more details, visit www.cpk.com. About Golden Gate Capital Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private investment firm with approximately $9 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations. Golden Gate is one of the most active acquirers of leading brands in the restaurant and retail sector. Representative investments include On the Border Mexican Grill, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Eddie Bauer, Express, J.Jill, and Zales. For additional information, visit www.goldengatecap.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the intent of any parties about future actions. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties relating to these matters that are discussed in the documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the Company. These forward-looking statements reflect CPK’s expectations as of the date of this press release. CPK undertakes no obligation to update the information provided herein.