Wendy's International, Inc. Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any status protected by law.

Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on any characteristic protected by applicable law.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity not merely because it is our legal obligation, but because of our firm conviction that it is right and makes good business sense. Our belief is that profitability, responsible growth and business success result from the maximization of our human resources. All employees are responsible for supporting the concept of equal employment opportunity.

Any employee who has questions regarding our policy or feels that we are failing in our dedication to equal opportunity should contact his or her supervisor or any other member of the Company's management team, but Human Resources must be informed. Please follow the complaint procedure set forth in the Company’s Anti-Harassment policy and, if necessary, the reconsideration process. The Company will likewise be guided by that policy's procedures and prohibition against retaliation.