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Brinker International Board Declares Common Dividend


DALLAS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 Mar. 28, 2007 to shareholders of record as of Mar. 15, 2007.

At the end of second quarter fiscal year 2007, Brinker International either owned, operated, or franchised 1,712 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar (1,275 units), Romano's Macaroni Grill (247 units), On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (151 units), and Maggiano's Little Italy (39 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.
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    /CONTACT:  Stacey Calbert, Media Relations, +1-800-775-7290, or Laura
Conn, Investor Relations, +1-972-770-5810, both of Brinker International,
    /Web site: /

CO:  Brinker International, Inc.
ST:  Texas

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