Jackson Hewitt Franchise Names Philip H. Sanford Executive Vice President of Strategy and Performance Measurement

PARSIPPANY, N.J. // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ("Jackson Hewitt") (NYSE: JTX) announced today the hiring of Philip H. Sanford as executive vice president of strategy and performance measurement. Mr. Sanford, 56, brings over 20 years of management experience to his new role. Mr. Sanford is the principal of Port Royal Holdings, LLC, a private equity firm and most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Value Place, LLC, an extended stay hotel chain. Mr. Sanford also served as chairman and chief executive officer of The Krystal Company, the owner, operator and franchisor of quick-service restaurants and senior vice president, finance and administration of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

"I and the other members of the management team look forward to working closely with Phil, whose extensive operational experience will be invaluable as we move forward with the implementation of our new strategic plan," said Harry Buckley, president and chief executive officer. "A key part of Phil's responsibilities will be the continuing measurement of Jackson Hewitt's performance in implementing and achieving our objectives under this plan as we seek to drive enhanced operational and financial performance in the upcoming 2011 tax season."

About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX), with more than 6,400 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States in the 2010 tax season, is an industry leader providing full service individual federal and state income tax return preparation. Most offices are independently owned and operated.

SOURCE Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

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