>NPC International, the largest Pizza Hut franchisee in the world.
Founded in 1962, NPC International went public in 1984. Shares of NPC International, Inc., were traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NPCI until August 31, 2001 when the stockholders approved a merger through which the company went private. On May 3, 2006, the Company was sold to Merrill-Lynch Global Private Equity Group. NPC currently operates 1155 stores in 28 states