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Chick-fil-A Founder Speaks to the Atlanta Press Club

Dec. 10, 2007

WHAT Truett Cathy, founder and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A, will make his first appearance at the Atlanta Press Club to unveil his formula for success. He will be joined by the Chick-fil-A Mascot who will hand out 2008 calendars, free sandwich cards and the collectible plush cows. Chick-fil-A Bowl fans are invited to wear their school colors. Mr. Cathy will also sign his latest book, How Did You Do It, Truett?*

WHO Cathy is listed in a “billionaire’s club” with fellow Georgians Ann Cox Chambers, her nephew James Kennedy and Home Depot co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Born in Eatonton in 1921, he holds the distinction as the only native Georgian in this top ranking. Cathy opened his first restaurant in 1946 and has grown his fast-food empire based on Biblical principals. Even though the restaurants are not open on Sunday, Chick-fil-A ranks as the second-largest quick-serve chicken chain in the United States. Cathy is known for his benevolence through his WinShape® Foundation, which has given more than $23 million in scholarships to Chick-fil-A restaurant employees since 1973.

WHEN Wednesday, December 12 11:00 a.m. — Registration & Book Signing* Noon — Lunch 12:25 p.m. — Remarks 12:45 p.m. — Question & Answer Session

*Barnes & Noble will have books for purchase.

WHERE The Commerce Club 34 Broad Street, 16th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303

For directions, please visit www.thecommerceclub.org/location.html. Because of limited parking at TCC, please consider using MARTA, whose Five Points station is across the street, or parking in nearby decks on Marietta Street.

R.S.V.P. This luncheon is open to the public. APC members may purchase individual tickets for $28 each or tables of 10 for $280, which includes signage. The nonmember prices are $35 for individual tickets and $350 for tables of 10 with signage. Parking is $6 and is not included in the ticket price. Tickets and tables may be purchased at www.atlantapressclub.org or by calling 404-577-7377. No tickets will be sold after noon on Tuesday, December 11. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

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