CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR) announced today the
appointment of Dennis J. Lacey as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Before joining CKE, Lacey was with Imperial Bancorp for two years,
most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Prior to that, he served as president and chief executive officer of
Capital Associates, Inc. where he was instrumental in leading a
business turnaround which resulted in 21 consecutive quarters of
profits for the company. Before that, Lacey was an audit partner at
Coopers and Lybrand. Lacey holds a bachelor’s degree in finance
and accounting from the University of West Florida.

“We feel Dennis is uniquely qualified to serve as our chief financial
officer,” said Andrew F. Puzder, CKE’s president and chief
executive officer. “His financial expertise, coupled with his CEO and
turnaround experience make him ideally suited for the role of CFO
at CKE Restaurants, Inc.”

Carl A. Strunk, who served as CKE’s chief financial officer for four
years, has been named executive vice president, finance to focus primarily on the Company’s credit facility, banking
relationships and capital restructuring. Mr. Strunk also retains his position as executive vice president-chief financial
officer of American National Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANFI) where his role has been expanded.

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