|Maura C. Tobias
WILBRAHAM, Mass. - Sept. 13, 2006 - Paul V. Hoagland, executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer of Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (Amex: FRN), has been elected to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Hoagland will serve a three-year term with the association, which has 2000 members and associates and supports the food and beverage industry throughout Massachusetts.
Named to his present post in 2003, Hoagland previously served as Friendly's senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and assistant clerk. Hoagland held executive positions with New England Restaurant Company, Inc., Burger King Corporation and with I.T.T. Continental Baking Company before joining Friendly's in 2001.
He lives in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (Amex: FRN) is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in more than 515 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,500 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 71-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base.
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