Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. Shareholders Elect Attorney Luke Lirot To Board Of Directors
HOUSTON-(July 31, 2007)-Rick's Cabaret International, Inc.
operator of upscale gentlemen's clubs, today held its Annual Meeting
of Shareholders in Houston, Texas. In addition to re-electing
all current directors, shareholders elected prominent first amendment
attorney Luke Lirot
as the sixth member of the
Board of Directors.
Mr. Lirot, who has a private law practice in Florida, is a past
president of the First Amendment Lawyers' Association
and has actively participated in numerous state and federal legal
matters, with a specialization in adult entertainment issues.
Shareholders at the annual meeting, held at the company’s
Rick's Cabaret-North nightclub in Houston, also ratified the selection
of Whitley Penn LLP
as the company's independent
auditors and approved an amendment to the 1999 stock option plan
About Rick's Cabaret
Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates
upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals
that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations.
The company owns and operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New
York City, New Orleans, Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis and other
cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC"
and "Club Onyx." No sexual contact is permitted at any
of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet
membership Web site, couplestouch.com
and a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL
Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK.
For further information contact [email protected]
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's
actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this
document, including: the risks and uncertainties associated
with operating and managing an adult business; the business
climates in New York City and elsewhere; the success or lack thereof
in launching and building the company's businesses in New York City
and elsewhere; the Company's ability to identify and secure suitable
locations for new nightclubs on acceptable terms, open the anticipated
number of new nightclubs on time and within budget; achieve anticipated
rates of same-store sales; hire and train additional nightclub personnel
and integrate new nightclubs into its operations; unexpected increases
in costs of sales or employee, pre-opening or other expenses; the
economic conditions in the new markets into which the Company expands
and possible uncertainties in the customer base in these areas;
fluctuations in quarterly operating results; the impact of any negative
publicity or public attitudes; competitive pressure from other national
and regional nightclub chains; risks and uncertainties related to
the operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions
relevant to real estate transactions, and numerous other factors
such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses,
competition and dependence on key personnel. Rick's has no obligation
to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the
occurrence of future events or circumstances. For further information
go to www.ricks.com.