About Einstein Noah Restaurant GroupEinstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is a leading company in the quick casual restaurant industry that operates and licenses locations primarily under the Einstein Bros.® and Noah's New York Bagels® brands and primarily franchises locations under the Manhattan Bagel® brand. The Company's retail system consists of over 790 restaurants in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates a dough production facility. The Company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol BAGL. Visit www.einsteinnoah.com for additional information. Forward Looking Statement Disclosure Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements which are not historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Words such as “expects”, “intends”, “plans”. “possible”, “estimate”, “believes” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, statements about any potential declaration and payment of a special cash dividend and consummation of a new senior credit facility are forward-looking statements and may not occur. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance (financial or operating), or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance (financial or operating), or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, (i) the ability of the Company to refinance its current senior credit facility, (ii) the state of capital markets, (iii) general economic conditions; (iv) the results for the 2012 third quarter are not necessarily indicative of future results; (v) the Company’s ability to improve transactions and its long-term growth are dependent upon consumer acceptance of its products and marketing initiatives, general economic and market conditions, among other factors; and (vi) the Company’s ability to build brand equity and create long-term value for its shareholders is dependent upon the success of our initiatives, financial results and the factors listed above, among other factors. These and other risks are more fully discussed in the Company's SEC filings, including under the section heading “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.