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Paul Melancon Joins Jack in the Box Inc. as Vice President, Controller

SAN DIEGO, Jul 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE:JBX) today announced that Paul D. Melancon has joined the company as vice president and controller. He will be responsible for overseeing the company's general accounting, financial reporting and financial services activities.

Melancon most recently served as vice president and corporate controller for Guess?, Inc. A veteran corporate finance and business operations executive with nearly three decades of financial and accounting management experience, Melancon previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hyper Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. He also spent nearly 10 years with Sears, Roebuck and Co., most recently as vice president of finance for the company's Sears Tire Group. Melancon began his career in 1978 with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Melancon, a certified public accountant, has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE:JBX) is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box(R) restaurants, one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,020 restaurants in 17 states. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company also operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill(R), an emerging leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 210 restaurants in 33 states. Based in San Diego, Jack in the Box Inc. has nearly 45,000 employees. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.

SOURCE: Jack in the Box Inc.

Jack in the Box Inc.
Brian Luscomb, 858/571-2229
brian.luscomb@jackinthebox.com
www.jackinthebox.com