Jack in the Box Inc. Promotes Three Executives

SAN DIEGO - December 03, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today announced the promotions of three executives: Mark H. Blankenship, Ph.D., to Executive Vice President and Chief People, Culture & Corporate Strategy Officer; Paul D. Melancon to Senior Vice President of Finance, Controller & Treasurer; and Keith Guilbault to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Blankenship, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, is responsible for the company’s Human Resources, Compensation & Benefits, Jack’s University, Training & Development, Consumer Intelligence & Analytics, Internal Brand Communications and Corporate Strategy process. He joined Jack in the Box Inc. in 1997 as Division Vice President of Training & Development and Field Human Resources. In 2005, Blankenship was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, and in 2010 was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc., Blankenship was Vice President of Human Resources for Mitchell International. He has a doctorate and a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Sacramento.

Prior to his promotion, Melancon had served as Vice President and Controller since joining Jack in the Box Inc. in 2005. He added the title of Treasurer in 2008. A certified public accountant, Melancon has 34 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the company, he was a senior executive at several major companies, including Guess?, Inc., Hyper Entertainment, Inc., and Sears, Roebuck and Co. He also spent 11 years with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Melancon received his MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

In his new role as Chief Marketing Officer for the Jack in the Box® brand, Guilbault now has responsibility for all marketing functions, including marketing communications, advertising, media and merchandising, as well as oversight of the brand’s menu strategy and several functions integral to product development and marketing, including Research & Development, Regional Marketing and Operations Support. Guilbault, who had served as Vice President of Menu & Innovation since 2012, has held several positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 2004 as a Regional Vice President in Central California, including DVP of Brand Innovation & Regional Marketing, DVP of Operations Initiatives and Vice President of Franchising. Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc., Guilbault held management positions for several large companies, including Mobil Oil Corporation, Priceline Webhouse Club and Freemarkets, Inc. Guilbault received his MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Rhode Island.

About Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,250 restaurants in 21 states. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with over 600 restaurants in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.

Contact:

Jack in the Box Inc.

Brian Luscomb
(858) 571-2291

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