Benihana Inc. Responds to Public Statements of Certain Shareholders Concerning Forthcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders

Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHNA)(NASDAQ: BNHN) responded to public statements made by certain shareholders concerning the forthcoming special meeting of shareholders to consider and act upon a proposed merger the sole purpose of which is to increase the authorized number of shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock by 12,500,000.