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Paychex Selected as Preferred Human Resources Provider for Papa Murphy's Franchise Owners

February 17, 2015

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH), the nation’s largest “Take ‘N’ Bake” pizza chain, has selected Paychex as the preferred human resource services provider for its franchise owners.

 

“Paychex is excited to provide this important service to Papa Murphy’s,” said Mark Bottini, senior vice president of sales at Paychex. “We’re confident that we will help Papa Murphy’s franchise owners enhance employee engagement and better manage HR compliance by providing a cost-effective, scalable package of services.”

As the recommended provider, Paychex provides Papa Murphy’s franchise owners with access to HR and employee management solutions, including an on-site HR professional, a custom employee handbook, and an online HR library. Additionally, the partnership provides franchise owners with a solution for developing and implementing HR training programs for their employees that are separate and independent from the franchisor.

“Papa Murphy’s has been looking for a way to effectively meet the HR needs of our owners, and Paychex provides solutions we need to do that,” said Jennifer Lowrance, senior HR generalist, Papa Murphy’s Intl. “Our franchise owners who choose to work with Paychex can be confident that they will have best-in-class assistance with their recruitment, hiring, firing, compensation, and harassment and discipline issues.”

Paychex is a reliable, strategic partner that offers a combination of product, distribution, customer service and relationship management in a proven program that allows franchisors to enhance their franchisor-franchisee relationships and facilitate franchisee growth by delivering cost-effective and scalable HR services, payroll, benefits and insurance solutions while reducing liability risks for the franchisor.

To learn more about the solutions available from Paychex and how they can benefit your franchise, visit Paychex at booth no. 216 at the #IFA2015 Convention, February 15 – 18, 2015, in Las Vegas.

About Papa Murphy’sPapa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take 'N' Bake pizza chain in the United States, selling uncooked pizzas that customers bake at home. The Company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy's core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the Company offers a growing menu of grab 'n' go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.

Lisa Fleming
Manager, Public Relations
585-387-6402

Lisa Fleming

Lisa Fleming joined Paychex in 2006 and last year was promoted to the position of public relations manager. As part of her role, Lisa leads the department’s external communications efforts and manages the company’s relationship with its outside PR agency partner, Eric Mower & Associates. Lisa is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York where she studied English and Communications.