Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Classic Sweet Treats Coming to Panama

16 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shops to open over the next five years,

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - December 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with Barcenas Group International Inc., to bring 16 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shops to Panama over the next five years.

“This agreement marks our company’s second partner in Central America and the continued growth of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts brand in Latin America,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Senior Vice President and President – International. “Our partners in Panama, Barcenas Group International Inc., understand the demands of the Panamanian customer and have what it takes to create the experience enjoyed in our shops around the world. We are excited to be working with them in this new market.”

Rafael Barcenas, President of Barcenas Group International Inc., said the people of Panama will love Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sweet treats and premium coffee.

“I am excited to help bring the classic and beloved Krispy Kreme Doughnuts brand to Panama,” said Barcenas. “The Panamanian people will have a new favorite once they try the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts products loved all over the world.”

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 25 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at, or on one its many social media channels, including, and

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These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports and statements filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, are difficult to predict, involve uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond the Company’s control, and could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors or to assess the impact of each such factor on the Company. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.


Sarah Roof
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