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Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of Marie L. Perry to the Company's Board of Directors


Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. ("RHGI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:RUTH)
announced today that Marie L. Perry has been appointed to serve as an
independent member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. With
her appointment, the Board will be comprised of eight members, six of
whom are independent. Ms. Perry will stand for election by vote of the
shareholders at the Company's next annual meeting.

Ms. Perry is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer of Jamba, Inc. ("Jamba Juice"), an operator of
healthful living company and franchise-owned stores offering freshly
blended whole fruit and vegetable smoothies, bowls, juices, cold-pressed
shots, boosts, snacks, and meal replacements. She has served in this
role since August 2016 and served as Jamba Juice's Executive Vice
President, Finance, from May 2016 to August 2016. From 2003 to 2016, Ms.
Perry held roles leading all aspects of the finance team at Brinker
International, Inc. including having served as interim CFO during a
12-month period, and most recently, serving as Senior Vice President,
Controller and Treasurer. Ms. Perry also held senior finance and
accounting roles at American Airlines and KPMG. She is a certified
public accountant.

"Marie's experience as a public company chief financial officer and the
diversity of her skills will make her a valuable member of our Board. We
are confident she will make great contributions to the Company and we
welcome her to our Board" said Michael O'Donnell, Executive Chairman of

About Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded by Ruth Fertel 50 years ago in New
Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to
prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This
timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has
become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with
over 150 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth's Chris remains
true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on
500-degree sizzling plates. This is how it's done.

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