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Welbilt Announces Nomination of Jan Fields to Board of Directors


Will stand for election at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on
April 27, 2018;

Brings valuable food industry experience

Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT), a leading global provider of commercial
foodservice equipment, announced today that Janice L. Fields has been
nominated to stand for election to its Board of Directors at its 2018
Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 27, 2018. Fields, 62, has served
as President of McDonald's USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald's
Corporation (NYSE:MCD), the world's leading global foodservice retailer,
from 2010 until her retirement in 2012. During her 35-year career at
McDonald's, Fields held numerous roles, from starting as a crew member
to holding several executive positions within McDonald's USA including
U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006
and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006
through 2010, when she was named President. Fields currently serves on
the Board of Directors of: Monsanto Corporation (NYSE:MON) since 2008,
including as chair of its Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
Committee since 2015; Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) since 2013, including as
chair of its Governance and Nominating Committee since 2014; Buffalo
Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) from 2016 to 2018, including as its
Chairperson from August 2017 to February 2018; and the Ronald McDonald
House Charities Global Brand since 2012.

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Welbilt Director Nominee Jan Fields (Photo: Business Wire)

Welbilt Director Nominee Jan Fields (Photo: Business Wire)

"I am pleased to have Jan nominated to serve on our Board," commented
Cindy Egnotovich, Welbilt's Chairperson of the Board. "She has vast
experience as both an executive and a board member in the Quick Service
Restaurant industry, a key end market of Welbilt."

"Jan has broad operational, financial and leadership experience from her
long career in the food industry, with particular expertise in
marketing, strategic planning, risk management, production and human
resources. I believe Jan will be an asset to Welbilt and its
shareholders," added Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, Welbilt's President and CEO.

About Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world's top chefs, premier chain operators
and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions.
Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge,
operator insights, and culinary expertise. We offer fully-integrated
kitchen systems and our products are backed by KitchenCare® aftermarket
parts and service. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida and
operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe
and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,500
distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. We have approximately
5,400 employees and generated sales of $1.45 billion in 2017. Our
portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®,
Delfield®, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster®, Garland®,
Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®.
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