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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on November 12, 2015.





Meeting Information            


CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.         Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting    
           For holders as of:   September 21, 2015    


Date: November 12, 2015



    Time: 10:00 AM CT



Location:  Cracker Barrel Old Country


  Store, Inc.


  305 Hartmann Drive

  Lebanon, Tennessee







  LEBANON, TN 37088-0787

    You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.


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Voting Items       

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:


1. To elect nine directors.




   01)      James W. Bradford      06)    Norman E. Johnson
   02)      Thomas H. Barr      07)    William W. McCarten
   03)      Sandra B. Cochran      08)    Coleman H. Peterson
   04)      Glenn A. Davenport      09)    Andrea M. Weiss
   05)      Richard J. Dobkin        

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5.


2. To approve the Company’s shareholder rights plan.


3. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement that accompanies this notice.


4. To reapprove the material terms of the performance goals under our 2010 Omnibus Stock and Incentive Plan for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.


5. To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2016 fiscal year.


6. To conduct other business properly brought before the meeting.