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March 02, 2015 06:00 ET

Chanticleer Holdings Appoints Brian O'Connell Vice President of European Business Development

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - March 02, 2015) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today the appointment of Brian O'Connell as Vice President of European Business Development.

As part of Chanticleer Holdings' leadership team, O'Connell will be responsible for pursuing opportunities to expand the Company's Hooters footprint organically and through franchise development of its better-burger concept throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

O'Connell has over 12 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors. Prior to joining Chanticleer Holdings, he worked with J.P. Morgan on their Pan European sales desk in London and prior to that he worked at a number of investment firms in London including Prosdocimi, a boutique merchant bank, and Valiance Advisors where he was responsible for overseeing a $100 million portfolio of direct co-investments in natural resource, technology and life science companies. Brian holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a postgraduate diploma in Information Technology from the University of Limerick in Ireland.

"We are excited to have Brian on board to oversee the implementation of our franchise strategy and to broaden our stakeholder base in Europe as we look to capitalize on his extensive experience in the European financial sector. He will be a valuable asset to the Company and we welcome him to the team," commented Mike Pruitt, president and CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to take part in Chanticleer Holdings global expansion. Chanticleer Holdings' brands have great appeal among European investors and I believe the Company has the foundation in place to successfully expand its footprint throughout its targeted international markets," commented Brian O'Connell.

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and Europe, and two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Burger Co. and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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