Wendy's International, Inc. (NYSE: WEN) announced yesterday that it is postponing its Analyst and Investor Meeting scheduled for September 24-25 due to the crisis affecting the nation. Management and employees of Wendy's and Tim Hortons hope that this communication finds everyone safe. We express the most sincere sympathy to our colleagues and their families who have been affected by the tragedy in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in Somerset, Pa.

The Company has contacted the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto to cancel reservations for attendees. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for investors who have signed up for the meeting and made airline reservations. We will announce details about a new meeting date as soon as possible.

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Wendy's International, Inc. is one of the world's largest restaurant operating and franchising companies, with $7.7 billion in 2000 systemwide sales and two quality brands -- Wendy's and Tim Hortons. Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and is the third largest quick-service hamburger chain in the world with more than 5,870 restaurants in the United States, Canada and international markets. Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by Tim Horton and Ron Joyce and is the largest coffee and fresh baked goods chain in Canada. There are more than 2,000 Tim Hortons restaurants of which more than 1,900 are in Canada.