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DALLAS – Joseph Taylor has been named senior vice president and CFO at Brinker International Inc., effective immediately. Brinker is the parent company of Chili’s Bar & Grill and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity and to continue partnering with our talented team members and supporting our iconic brands,” Taylor said in a statement. “I look forward to helping Wyman and the team deliver results and drive value for our shareholders and guests.”

Taylor has held multiple roles during his 17-year career at the company. He joined Brinker in 1999 as vice president of finance before moving on to lead corporate affairs and investor relations. He most recently has been serving as interim CFO since April. Taylor was vice president for Banc America Securities and Bank of America Inc. before joining Brinker.

“We are thrilled to announce Joe's promotion to CFO,” said Wyman Roberts, CEO and president of Brinker. “Throughout Joe’s tenure at Brinker, he’s played an instrumental role in driving shareholder value and as CFO, I’m confident he’ll continue to be my partner in doing just that. His extensive industry background and experience, coupled with his deep knowledge of Brinker and our strategic initiatives will continue to be an asset to our team.”

As of the fourth quarter ended June 28, Brinker owned, operated or franchised 1,622 Chili’s restaurants and 52 Maggiano’s restaurants.