DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands, announced today that due to the increasing public health risk posed by COVID-19 and in accordance with current governmental state of emergency orders, the Company's 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be changed from an in-person meeting to a virtual only meeting to be held solely by means of remote communication. Stockholders will not be able to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in person.
The 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on the previously announced date on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 now at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. As noted in the proxy statement filed by the Company on March 20, 2020, stockholders of record as of end of business on March 2, 2020 are entitled to participate in the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Stockholders will be able to attend and vote online (for those who intend to vote in person) at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/FRGI2020 by entering the 16-digit control number provided on their proxy card. This website also contains instructions as to how to participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
For those who do not intend to vote at the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of the Stockholders, eligible stockholders may continue to vote at www.proxyvote.com, by phone, and by mail until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 28, 2020, in accordance with the instructions provided in the proxy materials. Stockholders will not receive a new proxy card reflecting the change to a virtual only meeting. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote the Company's shares owned by stockholders in connection with the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
For further information, please refer to the Company's Notice of 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2020, which can be accessed on the Company's website at www.frgi.com under Investor Relations.
About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast casual/quick service restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature fresh-made cooking, drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.
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