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Brinker International Board Declares Common Dividend

DALLAS, Aug 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Board of Directors for Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share on the common stock of the company. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 26, 2007 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 14, 2007.

At the end of fiscal year 2007, Brinker International either owned, operated, or franchised 1,801 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar (1,361 units), Romano's Macaroni Grill (241 units), On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (158 units), and Maggiano's Little Italy (41 units).

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by general business and economic conditions, the impact of competition, the impact of acquisitions and divestitures, the seasonality of the company's business, adverse weather conditions, future commodity prices, fuel and utility costs and availability, terrorists acts, consumer perception of food safety, changes in consumer taste, health epidemics or pandemics, changes in demographic trends, availability of employees, unfavorable publicity, the company's ability to meet its growth plan, acts of God, governmental regulations, and inflation.

SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.

Media, Stacey Calbert, +1-972-770-8722, or Investors, Lynn Schweinfurth,
+1-972-770-7228, both of Brinker International, Inc.