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Nasdaq Welcomes The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) to The Nasdaq Stock Market

New York, N.Y., November 20, 2014 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced that trading of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on November 20, 2014.

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., operator of The Habit Burger Grill, is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads. Fresh ingredients include USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and line-caught sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, and has since grown to over 100 restaurants in 10 markets throughout California, Arizona, Utah and New Jersey.

“Since its first restaurant opening 45 years ago, The Habit continues to excel in the fast casual dining sector through its commitment to hospitality, quality and fresh, delicious ingredients,” said Nelson Griggs, Executive Vice President, Listing Services, Nasdaq. “We congratulate The Habit Restaurants on its successful listing and we look forward to celebrating more milestones with them in the years to come.”

By listing with Nasdaq, The Habit Restaurants, Inc. joins some of the world’s largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq is the exchange of choice to 67 percent of public U.S. restaurants listed on the U.S. markets.

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