Mr. Heyer continued: "Rick's reputation as one of the most well respected executives in the restaurant industry, along with his intimate knowledge of Jamba's operations and strategic goals, were instrumental in the Board's unanimous decision to have him serve as the Company's Chairman."Jamba is uniquely positioned as the leading health and wellness brand in the restaurant industry, and I am honored to be given an opportunity to lead the Company's operations and continued growth," said Mr. Pace. "Having served as a Director of Jamba for the last three years, I have a strong understanding of the unique opportunity that Jamba has to build on its leadership position within the quick serve, health and wellness category. We have a phenomenal brand, engaged franchisees and a talented team, all of which are key ingredients that will allow Jamba to reach its full potential for customers, employees, and shareholders." Mr. Pace graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. About Jamba, Inc. Jamba, Inc., owns and franchises Jamba Juice® stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company. Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas and a variety of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, Energy Bowls™, baked goods and snacks. As of September 29, 2015, there were 884 store locations globally. There were 94 Company-owned and operated stores and 720 franchise-operated stores in the United States, and 70 franchise-operated international stores. Jamba Juice Company expanded the Jamba® brand by direct selling of consumer packaged goods ("CPG") and licensing its trademarks. CPG products for at-home enjoyment are also available online, through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba® outlets in the United States.
Fans of Jamba Juice® can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.jambajuice.com or by contacting Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).