SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DFRG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pauline J. Brown to the Board of Directors, effective on April 1, 2017. Inclusive of her appointment, the Company’s Board of Directors has been expanded to consist of seven members of which five are independent members.

Ms. Brown has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, private equity and consumer oriented businesses. She is currently Senior Lecturer of Business Administration of Harvard Business School, where she teaches an interdisciplinary course titled “The Business of Aesthetics.” She also serves as the host of SiriusXM’s weekly business show “Trendsetters.”

“Pauline is a seasoned strategist and business leader with deep experience in luxury goods, both operationally and as an investor, and has an impressive track record of delivering strong performances. She is an expert in global, high growth retail, and consumer companies and understands Del Frisco’s target consumer well. I am confident that Pauline will bring a new and valuable perspective into our boardroom,” said Ian R. Carter, Chairman of the Board of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.

Prior to these roles, Ms. Brown was the Chairman of North America at the leading luxury goods company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where she provided regional leadership for about 70 brands across five sectors. She also sat on the board of L Capital, a private equity fund backed by LVMH. Before joining LVMH, Ms. Brown was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, where she specialized in buyouts in the global consumer and retail sectors.

She joined Carlyle from Avon Products, where she was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Global Business Development, responsible for developing the company's long-term growth strategy and driving key components of a major restructuring plan. Ms. Brown came to Avon from The Estée Lauder Companies, where she was the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and New Business Development, in charge of all mergers, acquisitions and licensing activities. She began her business career as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company.

Ms. Brown received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the Executive Alumni Councils of both schools.

About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. is a collection of 53 restaurants across 24 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award-winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

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