* Jerome A. Atkinson
...William V. Lapham, Audit Committee Chair Emilio Alvarez-Recio, Audit Committee Member Jerome A. Atkinson, Audit Committee Member
...Jerome A. Atkinson became a director of AVADO BRANDS INC in 2000 and serves as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.Mr. Atkinson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Assurant Group, the largest subsidiary of Fortis, Inc., a diversified financial and insurance services company.Prior to rejoining Assurant Group, where he first became associated with Fortis in 1988, he was General Counsel and Secretary to the Fortis, Inc.Board of Directors in addition to being a member of Fortis' Management Board from 1996 to 2001.Prior to his association with Fortis, he was employed by The Signature Group from 1985 to 1988.Mr. Atkinson started his career in the Ford White House in 1975, first as Staff Attorney and then Deputy General Counsel for the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs.Mr. Atkinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.Mr. Atkinson
is 53 years old.
...Robert Sroka, Compensation Committee Chair Emilio Alvarez-Recio, Compensation Committee Member Jerome Atkinson, Compensation Committee Member
...* Jerome A. Atkinson (10)
(10) Includes 19,486 shares which Mr. Atkinson
has the right to acquire within 60 days upon the exercise of stock options at an exercise price of $0.96.Mr. Atkinson is a director of AVADO BRANDS INC.