Chanticleer Holdings Announces Revised
Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 19,
2012 -- Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) ("Chanticleer Holdings" or the "Company"), a minority owner
in the privately-held parent company of the Hooters® brand, Hooters of America (“HOA”), and a franchisee of international
Hooters restaurants, announced today, its revised second quarter 2012 financial results for the three-month period ended June 30,
As a result of the completion of the financial
review of the three-month period ended June 30, 2012, total revenues increased by approximately $41,000 to $1,727,821 and net loss
increased by $110,235 to $843,616, as a result of higher cost of sales, accrual of additional payroll taxes, and an increase in
other expenses. The Company reported a net loss per share of $0.56. The quarter over quarter increase in net loss per share is
attributable to the increase in expenses and the one for two reverse split in the Company’s common stock, which became effective
May 11, 2012. Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $104,589 to $3,568,416 due to the Company’s former South African subsidiaries’
CFO, Mark Hezlett’s misappropriation of funds. The Company’s final financial results for the three-month period ended
June 30, 2012 are included in its Form 10-Q/A filed today with SEC.
As previously stated by the Company, Mr.
Hezlett has agreed to repay all of the misappropriated funds. Mr. Hezlett is abiding by his payment arrangement by making payments
as scheduled. The Company expects to recover most of the funds by 2013 year-end.
Mike Pruitt, President and CEO of Chanticleer
Holdings, commented, “We still expect to file a Form 10-Q for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012 with the SEC
prior to year-end 2012. Once our third quarter results have been filed, we plan to update our shareholders with regards to our
business and operational initiatives. We are also pleased our Emperor’s Palace location, during the second quarter, generated
revenues of approximately $676,000 with gross margin of approximately 61% and generated net income of approximately $50,000.”
The Company is continuing to work with
NASDAQ to provide the Staff with all information requested in a timely manner. However, at this time we are not able to provide
guidance as to when trading will resume. The Company intends to continue to inform investors of any material developments in a
About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Chanticleer Holdings is focused on expanding the Hooters® casual
dining restaurant brand in international emerging markets. Chanticleer currently owns in whole or part of the exclusive franchise
rights to develop and operate Hooters restaurants in South Africa, Hungary and parts of Brazil, and has joint ventured with the
current Hooters franchisee in Australia, while evaluating several additional international opportunities. The Company currently
owns and operates in whole or part of six Hooters restaurants in its international franchise territories: Durban, Johannesburg,
Cape Town and Emperor's Palace in South Africa; Campbelltown in Australia; and Budapest in Hungary.
In 2011, Chanticleer and a group of noteworthy private equity
investors, which included H.I.G. Capital, KarpReilly, LLC and Kelly Hall, president of Texas Wings Inc., the largest Hooters franchisee
in the United States, acquired Hooters of America (HOA), a privately held company. Today, HOA is an operator and the franchisor
of over 430 Hooters® restaurants in 28 countries. Chanticleer maintains a minority ownership stake in HOA and its CEO, Mike
Pruitt, is also a member of HOA's Board of Directors. For further information, please visit www.chanticleerholdings.com or www.hooters.com and
follow us on Twitter at @ChantHoldings or @Hooters.
Any statements that are not historical
facts contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "plans,"
"projects," "will," "may," "anticipates," "believes," "should," "intends,"
"estimates," and other words of similar meaning. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ
materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements. These factors include those described in
the companies' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release
speak only as of the date the statements were made, and the companies do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking
statements. We intend that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the PSLRA.
Shannon DiGennaro, V.P. Investor Relations