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SONIC ANNOUNCES BOARD APPOINTMENTS, OFFICER PROMOTIONS

 OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: SONC), the Oklahoma City-based parent corporation of Sonic Industries, the operator and franchisor of Sonic Drive-Ins, announced today the election of two members to its board of directors, and the promotion of one of its senior officers.
 Robert Rosenberg, chief executive officer-Allied Lyons Retailing U.S.A., has been named to Sonic's board of directors. Allied Lyons owns the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream chains. Rosenberg filled a vacancy on Sonic's board created by the recent resignation of Donald Doyle, who left the board to take the position of chief executive officer of Carl Karcher Enterprises, a California-based hamburger chain.
 "Mr. Rosenberg brings to the Sonic board 30 years of restaurant and franchising industry experience," observed Stephen Lynn, president and chief executive officer-Sonic Corp. "While we regret Don's departure from our board, we are very pleased to have someone of Bob Rosenberg's caliber join us."
 Lynn also announced the promotion of Clifford Hudson to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Hudson's appointment to Sonic's board of directors.
 Lynn will continue as president and chief executive officer of Sonic Corp.
 "Cliff and I have worked together nearly 10 years," Lynn reported. "I am pleased to have him move into this new position of additional responsibility.
 "With his assumption of the day-to-day responsibilities of our internal operations, I will be in a better position to spend more time on franchisee and stockholder relationships, and the strategic aspects of our business including broader restaurant industry activities," said Lynn.
 Hudson has been with Sonic since 1984, most recently serving as chief financial officer. He is a member of the Economic Affairs Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Governor's Economic Advisory Committee.
 Sonic is America's largest drive-in chain, and is the nation's fifth-largest hamburger chain. Started in 1953 as a root beer stand in Shawnee, Okla., Sonic has grown to more than 1,250 drive-ins scattered in 25 states throughout the southern half of the United States. Sonic carhops serve cooked-to-order food and 1950s nostalgia directly to customers' cars.
 For more information about Sonic Corp., please contact Nancy L. Robertson at 405-232-4334.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy L. Robertson, manager-corporate communications of Sonic, 405-272-8234/
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