>BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year of 2009

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>HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb 11, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 that ended on Tuesday, December 29, 2009.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 increased approximately 13.5% to $112.6 million compared to $99.3 million for the same quarter last year. Comparable restaurant sales decreased by 0.2% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 compared to a decrease of 0.7% during the same quarter last year. Net income and diluted net income per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 were $1.7 million and $0.06, respectively. As previously announced in our press release on January 7, 2010, the fourth quarter results include a $1.7 million pre-tax charge related to the settlement and disposition of the Company’s entire auction rate securities (“ARS”) investment portfolio and $0.5 million of legal costs associated with negotiating and documenting the settlement of the Company’s related claim against the broker-dealer for its ARS portfolio. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the aforementioned $2.2 million of pre-tax charges and their related tax effect, the Company’s non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share for the fourth quarter were $3.3 million and $0.12, respectively. A reconciliation between GAAP and these non-GAAP financial measures is included in the accompanying financial data.

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