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Krispy Kreme® Announces Atiba Adams as Chief Legal Officer

Krispy Kreme, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNUT) today announced that Atiba Adams will join the company as Chief Legal Officer effective June 25, 2024. Adams will report to Josh Charlesworth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Krispy Kreme.

Adams brings more than 20 years of legal experience guiding multibillion-dollar publicly traded and privately held companies such as Mars, Pfizer, and most recently, Bausch + Lomb, where he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

“Atiba’s strong, global legal background, public company experience, and expertise in the sweet treat industry make him a great addition to the team,” said Charlesworth. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him and I look forward to working together in pursuit of a bigger and better Krispy Kreme.”

Adams commented, “I am thrilled to join Krispy Kreme, an iconic global brand with tremendous growth opportunity. I look forward to partnering with the Global Leadership Team and contributing to the company’s continued success.”

Adams holds a B.A. in Political Science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. He will be based out of Krispy Kreme’s corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About Krispy Kreme, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Krispy Kreme is one of the most beloved and well-known sweet treat brands in the world. Our iconic Original Glazed® doughnut is universally recognized for its hot-off-the-line, melt-in-your-mouth experience. Krispy Kreme operates in more than 35 countries through its unique network of fresh doughnut shops, partnerships with leading retailers, and a rapidly growing Ecommerce and delivery business with more than 14,000 fresh points of access. Our purpose of touching and enhancing lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme guides how we operate every day and is reflected in the love we have for our people, our communities and the planet. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at, or on one of its many social media channels, including and


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