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Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 6, 2017

 

 

DineEquity, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-15283   95-3038279

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File No.)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

450 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California   91203-2306  
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  

(818) 240-6055

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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Item 8.01   Other Events.

On October 6, 2017, DineEquity, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Corporation declared a fourth quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.97 per share of common stock, payable on January 12, 2018, to the Corporation’s stockholders of record as of December 18, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number        

 

Description

   
99.1   Press Release Regarding Declaration of Dividend issued by the Corporation on October 6, 2017.  


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: October 6, 2017     DINEEQUITY, INC.
    By:      

/s/ Bryan R. Adel

     

Bryan R. Adel

Senior Vice President, Legal, General

Counsel and Secretary

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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News Release

Investor Contact

Ken Diptee

             Executive Director, Investor Relations

DineEquity, Inc.

818-637-3632

Media Contact

Craig Hoffman

Director, Corporate Communications

DineEquity, Inc.

818-637-3603

DineEquity, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

 

Board Declares a Dividend of $0.97 Per Share of Common Stock

GLENDALE, Calif., October 6, 2017 — DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.97 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of 2017. The dividend will be payable on January 12, 2018 to the Company’s stockholders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2017.

About DineEquity, Inc.

Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With more than 3,700 restaurants combined in 19 countries and approximately 400 franchisees, DineEquity is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on DineEquity, visit the Company’s website located at www.dineequity.com.


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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” and other similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of general economic conditions; the Company’s indebtedness; risk of future impairment charges; trading volatility and the price of the Company’s common stock; the Company’s results in any given period differing from guidance provided to the public; the highly competitive nature of the restaurant business; the Company’s business strategy failing to achieve anticipated results; risks associated with the restaurant industry; risks associated with locations of current and future restaurants; rising costs for food commodities and utilities; shortages or interruptions in the supply or delivery of food; ineffective marketing and guest relationship initiatives and use of social media; changing health or dietary preferences; our engagement in business in foreign markets; harm to our brands’ reputation; litigation; fourth-party claims with respect to intellectual property assets; environmental liability; liability relating to employees; failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations; failure to effectively implement restaurant development plans; our dependence upon our franchisees; concentration of Applebee’s franchised restaurants in a limited number of franchisees; credit risk from IHOP franchisees operating under our previous business model; termination or non-renewal of franchise agreements; franchisees breaching their franchise agreements; insolvency proceedings involving franchisees; changes in the number and quality of franchisees; inability of franchisees to fund capital expenditures; heavy dependence on information technology; the occurrence of cyber incidents or a deficiency in our cybersecurity; failure to execute on a business continuity plan; inability to attract and retain talented employees; risks associated with retail brand initiatives; failure of our internal controls; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company’s Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements.