CKE Restaurants, Inc. Names Dennis J. Lacey Chief Financial Officer

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from CKE Restaurants, Inc.

    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
     CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and
 licensees, operates more than 3,700 quick-service restaurants, including
 980 Carl's Jr. restaurants located in 13 Western states and Mexico;
 2,657 Hardee's restaurants in 32 states and 11 foreign countries; and 125 Taco
 Bueno restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
 

SOURCE CKE Restaurants, Inc.
    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
     CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchisees and
 licensees, operates more than 3,700 quick-service restaurants, including
 980 Carl's Jr. restaurants located in 13 Western states and Mexico;
 2,657 Hardee's restaurants in 32 states and 11 foreign countries; and 125 Taco
 Bueno restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
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