Form 8-K





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): June 3, 2019



Dine Brands Global, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-15283   95-3038279
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)


File No.)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

450 North Brand Boulevard,

Glendale, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(818) 240-6055

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 Par Value   DIN   New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Pursuant to its established management succession plan, the Board of Directors of Dine Brands Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), has appointed Jay D. Johns, age 58, as the new President, IHOP, effective June 13, 2019. The Corporation has accepted the resignation of its current President, IHOP, Darren M. Rebelez, also effective June 13, 2019. Mr. Rebelez is departing the Corporation to pursue another opportunity as chief executive officer.

Mr. Johns has served as the Senior Vice President, Operations for IHOP since April 2017 and has been an integral part of IHOP’s success over the last six years. Mr. Johns has been with the Corporation in various operations leadership roles since February 2009, including serving as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations Implementation from November 2013 to April 2017. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Johns’ knowledge of the business, solid relationships with our franchisees, and his strategic leadership over the years position him as the ideal candidate to lead IHOP into its next phase.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

Charles Scaccia has also been appointed as Senior Vice President, Operations for IHOP. Mr. Scaccia has been with IHOP for over 21 years, most recently as the Regional Vice President, Franchise Operations.


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 hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 3, 2019     DINE BRANDS GLOBAL, INC.

/s/ Bryan R. Adel


Bryan R. Adel

Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary