SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2018
Dine Brands Global, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or
450 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale,
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On October 9, 2018, Dine Brands Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Corporation) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Corporation declared a fourth quarter 2018 cash dividend of $0.63 per share of common stock, payable on January 4, 2019, to the Corporations stockholders of record as of December 20, 2018. 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.
|99.1||Press Release issued by the Corporation on October 9, 2018.|
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 9, 2018||DINE BRANDS GLOBAL, INC.|
Thomas H. Song
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director, Investor Relations
Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Executive Director, Communications
Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Dine Brands Global, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Dividend
GLENDALE, Calif., October 9, 2018 Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.63 per share of common stock for the fourth quarter of 2018. The dividend will be payable on January 4, 2019 to the Companys stockholders of record at the close of business on December 20, 2018.
About Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With approximately 3,700 restaurants combined in 18 countries and approximately 380 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Companys website located at www.dinebrands.com.
Statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as may, will, would, should, could, expect, anticipate, believe, estimate, intend, plan, goal 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: general economic conditions; our level of indebtedness; compliance with the terms of our securitized debt; our ability to refinance our current
|indebtedness or obtain additional financing; our dependence on information technology; potential cyber incidents; the implementation of restaurant development plans; our dependence on our franchisees; the concentration of our Applebees franchised restaurants in a limited number of franchisees; the financial health our franchisees; our franchisees and other licensees compliance with our quality standards and trademark usage; general risks associated with the restaurant industry; potential harm to our brands reputation; possible future impairment charges; the effects of tax reform; trading volatility and fluctuations in the price of our stock; our ability to achieve the financial guidance we provide to investors; successful implementation of our business strategy; the availability of suitable locations for new restaurants; shortages or interruptions in the supply or delivery of products from third parties or availability of utilities; the management and forecasting of appropriate inventory levels; development and implementation of innovative marketing and use of social media; changing health or dietary preference of consumers; risks associated with doing business in international markets; the results of litigation and other legal proceedings; third-party claims with respect to intellectual property assets; our ability to attract and retain management and other key employees; compliance with federal, state and local governmental regulations; risks associated with our self-insurance; natural disasters or other series incidents; our success with development initiatives outside of our core business; the adequacy of our internal controls over financial reporting and future changes in accounting standards; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Companys Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in the Companys 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 does not intend to, nor does it assume any obligation to, update or supplement any forward-looking statements after the date hereof to reflect actual results or future events or circumstances.|