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The Habit Restaurants, Inc. Postpones Proposed Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:HABT) ("The Habit" or the "Company") today announced that, in light of current capital market conditions, its previously announced secondary offering of shares of common stock to be sold by certain of the Company's stockholders has been postponed. The Company's registration statement on Form S-1, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and pursuant to which the Company would receive no proceeds, has not been withdrawn and the Company and certain of the Company's stockholders expect to continue to evaluate the potential for and timing of such secondary offering by certain of the Company's stockholders.

Piper Jaffray & Co., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as lead book-runners for the offering. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is also acting as a book-runner for the offering and Stifel and Stephens Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to this offering was filed with the SEC, but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor may there be any offer, solicitation or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state or jurisdiction.

About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.

The Habit Burger Grill is a fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 125 restaurants in 12 markets throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida and Nevada.

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