Restaurant Brands International

OAKVILLE, Ontario - December 12, 2014 - Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX, NYSE: QSR) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the transaction with Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX, NYSE: THI) and Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (BKW). The transaction creates Restaurant Brands International, a new global quick service restaurant leader operating two iconic, independent brands.
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About Restaurant Brands International
Restaurant Brands International is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with approximately $23 billion in system sales and over 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries. Restaurant Brands International owns two of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – Tim Hortons® and Burger King®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 50 years.

About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons® is one of the largest restaurant chains in North America and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of September 28, 2014, Tim Hortons® had 4,590 system wide restaurants, including 3,665 in Canada, 869 in the United States and 56 in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

About Burger King Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1954, Burger King® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original Home of the Whopper, the Burger King® system operates in approximately 14,000 locations serving more than 11 million guests daily in 100 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 100 percent of Burger King® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.

Visit the Restaurant Brands International website at www.rbi.com