Franchise Group, Inc. Announces the Sale of the Retail Real Estate Portfolio of W.S. Badcock Corporation

Franchise Team, Inc.

• Sale of Badcock Distribution Facilities and Headquarters Envisioned to Near Through Present Quarter

• Proceeds from All Serious Estate Revenue to Pay back Off Harmony of $175 Million Acquisition Financing

DELAWARE, Ohio, March 31, 2022 (Globe NEWSWIRE) — Franchise Team, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG) (“Franchise Team,” “FRG” or the “Company”) today declared that it has accomplished the sale-leaseback of 35 retail W.S. Badcock Company (“Badcock”) locations for gross proceeds of somewhere around $94 million. The 35 places are comprised of company and vendor owned places.

FRG expects to full the sale-leaseback of Badcock’s distribution centers and company headquarters all through its fiscal second quarter and intends to use funds proceeds to repay the remaining $175 million of Badcock acquisition financing.

B. Riley Real Estate acted as advisor and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP served as authorized counsel to Franchise Team.

About Franchise Group
Franchise Group is an proprietor and operator of franchised and franchisable companies that frequently appears to increase its portfolio of brand names though utilizing its running and funds allocation philosophy to create powerful funds move for its shareholders. Franchise Group’s business traces consist of Pet Materials Additionally, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Badcock Property Household furniture & much more, Buddy’s House Furnishings and Sylvan Learning. On a combined foundation, Franchise Team currently operates above 3,000 locations predominantly located in the U.S. that are either Business-operate or operated pursuant to franchising and dealer agreements.

Ahead-Searching Statements
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Franchise Team Trader Relations Call:
Andrew F. Kaminsky
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Franchise Team, Inc.
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(914) 939-5161