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UFPC Names New Vice President of Equipment Purchasing

Louisville, Ky. — May 28, 2008 —

Daniel E. Woodside, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (UFPC), announces that Scott Palmer has joined the company as Vice President, Equipment Purchasing, effective June 9, 2008.

Through a staff of 17, including four direct reports, Palmer will manage all equipment purchasing, distribution, store modeling and re-imaging for the Yum! Brands, Inc. system.

Palmer joins UFPC from Whataburger Restaurants LP, where he served as Director of Equipment and Supplies, responsible for the overall strategy and execution of equipment, parts, smallwares, packaging and supply chain services for the Whataburger system. Palmer's history with equipment purchasing also includes assignments with AmeriServe, PrimeSource and Independent Purchasing Cooperative. Palmer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

“His knowledge and enthusiasm will be a welcome addition to a team rich with experience, dedication and high standards of performance,” Woodside said.

UFPC is headquartered in Louisville, Ky., and operates offices in Irvine, Calif., Wichita, Kan., and Dallas, Texas. UFPC is the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. UFPC manages the supply chain for all corporate- and most franchise-owned A&W, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant outlets in the United States. UFPC negotiates volume purchases of equipment, food, packaging and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators and distributors who supply their restaurants.




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