GLENDALE, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that it has accepted the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Thomas W. Emrey, to be effective March 15, 2017. Mr. Emrey is leaving to accept the position of Chief Financial Officer at Munchkin, Inc., a leading global infant products lifestyle brand. Effective March 15, 2017, Greggory H. Kalvin, DineEquity's Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, will assume the role of interim CFO until a permanent successor to Mr. Emrey is named. A search for a permanent CFO has commenced.
Commenting on Mr. Emrey's departure, Richard J. Dahl, Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of DineEquity, Inc. said, "On behalf of everyone at DineEquity and our board of directors, I would like to thank Tom for his many contributions during his tenure as CFO. Tom has been a valued member of the DineEquity executive team for more than 5 years. We wish him much success in his future endeavors." Mr. Dahl added, "I am confident that Gregg Kalvin, our long-time controller, will do an excellent job."
About DineEquity, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With more than 3,700 restaurants combined in 18 countries and 3 U.S. territories and approximately 400 franchisees, DineEquity is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on DineEquity, visit the Company's Web site located at www.dineequity.com.
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