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Press release from CNW Group

MTY reports record earnings for its 2012 fiscal period

Thursday, February 14, 2013

MTY reports record earnings for its 2012 fiscal period08:55 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013TSX Trading Symbol: "MTY"MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of multiple concepts of quick service restaurants, reports today the results of its operations for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2012.Highlights of the fourth quarter and fiscal year:Net income reaches historical highs of $22.1 million for the year ($1.15 per share) and $6.3 million for the quarter ($0.33 per share)EBITDA increases 34% for the yearCash and cash equivalent at the end of the year at $33.0 millionSystem wide sales grow 31% to $688.7 million for the yearSame store sales growth of 1.08% for the year; decline of 0.91% for the fourth quarterNumber of locations decreases to 2,199 locations(In thousands of $, except per share information)   3-month period ended 12-month period ended  November30, 2012November30, 2011 November30, 2012November30, 2011 Revenues26,34723,11614%96,22078,35823%Operating expenses17,36915,31613%61,29451,92818%EBITDA8,9787,80015%34,92625,98334%Income before taxes8,1876,88719%30,50422,82134%Net income attributable to shareholders6,2634,73332%22,06716,19436%Basic and diluted EPS0.330.25 1.150.85Note: These are financial highlights only. Management's Discussion and Analysis, the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended November 30, 2012 will be available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.mtygroup.com.Certain information in this News Release may constitute "forward-looking" information that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, future expectations and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. When used in this News Release, this information may include words such as "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other terminology. This information reflects current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speaks only as of the date of this News Release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Additional information is available in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.On Behalf of the Board of Directors of MTY Food Group Inc._____________________________________ Stanley Ma, Chairman, President & CEO   SOURCE: MTY FOOD GROUP INC.For further information: Eric Lefebvre, Chief Financial Officer at 1-514-336-8885 or by email at ir@mtygroup.com, or visit our website: www.mtygroup.com or SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com under the Company's name.