Ruby Tuesday’s President, CEO Resigns

September 14, 2016

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced that, effective immediately, the board of directors appointed F. Lane Cardwell, Jr. as interim president and chief executive officer following the resignation of James J. “JJ” Buettgen. Additionally, Buettgen, who had also served as board chairman, will not stand for reelection at the upcoming annual meeting of shareholders on October 5, and lead director Stephen Sadove was named non-executive board chairman. The company’s board of directors has retained Heidrick & Struggles to begin a search for a permanent president and chief Executive Officer.

Stephen Sadove, board chairman and lead director, says, “We would like to thank