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Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (The) (CAKE)

4/19/2005 and 4/26/2006 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.

4/14/2004 Proxy Information

In April 2002, the Company made a relocation loan to Michael J. Dixon, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, and his spouse in the original principal amount of $203,000. The purpose of the loan was to assist in Mr. Dixon’s move to a location closer to the Company’s principal executive offices. The loan is secured by a second deed of trust on Mr. Dixon’s residence and a pledge of certain options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock issued to Mr. Dixon (and shares issued on exercise of the stock options). The loan bears interest at a rate of 5% per annum plus the difference, if any, from time to time, between the prime rate of interest, as defined in the loan documents, less the prime rate as of the date of the loan. The loan provides for repayment of principal in the amounts of $25,000, $50,000, and $50,000 on April 30, 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively. The balance of the outstanding principal and all accrued and unpaid interest is due and payable on April 30, 2006. The Company may accelerate the loan if, among other things, Mr. Dixon’s employment ceases for any reason. During the year ended December 30, 2003, the largest amount of indebtedness outstanding under this relocation loan was $212,563.20. At April 1, 2004, the outstanding indebtedness on this loan was $29,685.79. This relocation loan was made prior to the implementation of the restrictions under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July 2002. In accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Company will not materially modify or renew this loan.

4/14/2003 Proxy Information

Sheila Overton, spouse of David Overton, is employed by the Company as senior director of information technology and has been employed by the Company since 1985. During fiscal 2002, she received a salary of $53,376, an automobile allowance of $4,200 and a bonus of $12,250 under the Company’s Performance Incentive Plan. During fiscal 2002, Ms. Overton exercised vested stock options previously granted to her under the Company’s 1992 Performance Employee Stock Plan which were subject to expiration in fiscal 2002 for gross proceeds of $594,344.

In August 2001, the Company sponsored the formation of The Cheesecake Factory – Oscar and Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation, a non-profit corporation (the “Foundation”) that, among its other intended activities, will provide a vehicle for employee participation in qualified local community service and charitable programs. Executive officers of the Company who serve on the board of directors of the Foundation include David Overton, Gerald W. Deitchle, Peter J. D’Amelio and Debby R. Zurzolo. In May 2002, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the donation of 2,500 shares of common stock held in the Company’s treasury to the Foundation.

In April 2002, the Company made a relocation loan to Michael J. Dixon, the Company’s Vice President of Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, and his spouse in the original principal amount of $203,000. The purpose of the loan was to assist in Mr. Dixon’s move to a location closer to the Company’s principal executive offices. The loan is secured by a deed of trust on Mr. Dixon’s residence and a pledge of certain options to purchase shares of the Company’s stock issued to Mr. Dixon (and shares issued on exercise of the stock options). The loan bears interest at a rate of 5% per annum plus the difference, if any, from time to time, between the prime rate of interest, as defined, less the prime rate as of the date of the loan. The loan provides for repayment of principal in the amounts of $25,000, $50,000, and $50,000 on April 30, 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively. The balance of the outstanding principal and all accrued and unpaid interest is due and payable on April 30, 2006. The Company may accelerate the loan if, among other things, Mr. Dixon’s employment ceases for any reason. During the year ended December 31, 2002, the largest amount of indebtedness outstanding under this relocation loan was $210,422.60. At April 1, 2003, the outstanding indebtedness on this loan was $212,563.20. This relocation loan was made prior to the implementation of the restrictions under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July 2002. In accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Company will not materially modify or renew this loan.