The Company to Reconvene Meeting on May 21st for Shareholders to Act on Outstanding Proposal
GLENDALE, CA, May 14, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- IHOP Corp. (NYSE: IHP) announced the results of its annual meeting
of shareholders held yesterday. The Company's shareholders approved
Proposals 1, 3 and 4 as set forth in its proxy statement dated April
17, 2008. The approved proposals were:
Proposal 1: The election of three Class II directors: Michael S.
Gordon, Larry Alan Kay, and Julia A. Stewart.
Proposal 3: The ratification and approval of the adoption of the
2008 IHOP Corp. Senior Executive Incentive Plan for the purposes of
Section 162(m) of the Code.
Proposal 4: The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young
LLP, as the Company's independent public accountants for the year
ending December 31, 2008.
The Company adjourned its annual meeting of shareholders without
taking action on Proposal 2, which was related to the amendment of the
IHOP Corp. 2001 Stock Incentive Plan. The decision to adjourn the
meeting was made because the Company learned that certain
shareholders had submitted a proxy indicating their vote on Proposal
2, but such votes had not yet been received or processed by its
tabulation agent. The deferral of the vote on Proposal 2 will insure
that these and other shareholders have their votes counted with
regard to Proposal 2.
The Company encourages all shareholders to read the proxy statement
dated April 17, 2008 and to submit a proxy indicating their vote on
Proposal 2 prior to the reconvened meeting. The record date for
shareholders entitled to vote remains April 1, 2008. Shareholders
who need proxy materials are encouraged to contact the Corporate
Secretary at (818) 240-6055. Valid proxies submitted by the
Company's shareholders prior to the May 13, 2008 meeting will
continue to be valid for purposes of the reconvened meeting.
The IHOP Corp. 2008 annual meeting of shareholders will be reconvened
on May 21, 2008 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the Company's corporate
offices at 450 North Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California.
About IHOP Corp.
Based in Glendale, California, IHOP Corp. franchises and operates
restaurants under the International House of Pancakes, or IHOP, and
the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar brands. With more than 3,300
restaurants combined, IHOP Corp. is the largest full-service
restaurant company in the world. IHOP Corp.'s common stock is listed
on the NYSE under the symbol "IHP." For more information on IHOP
Corp., visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site
located at www.ihop.com.
There are forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
They use such words as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," or
other similar terminology, and include statements regarding the
strategic and financial benefits of the acquisition of Applebee's
International, Inc., expectations regarding integration and cost
savings, and other financial guidance. These statements involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause
the actual results to be materially different than those expressed or
implied in such statements. These factors include, but are not
limited to: the implementation of the Company's strategic growth
plan; the availability of suitable locations and terms for the sites
designated for development; the ability of franchise developers to
fulfill their commitments to build new restaurants in the numbers and
time frames covered by their development agreements; legislation and
government regulation including the ability to obtain satisfactory
regulatory approvals; risks associated with executing the Company's
strategic plan for Applebee's; risks associated with the Company's
incurrence of significant indebtedness to finance the acquisition of
Applebee's; the failure to realize the synergies and other perceived
advantages resulting from the acquisition; costs and potential
litigation associated with the acquisition; the ability to retain key
personnel after the acquisition; conditions beyond the Company's
control such as weather, natural disasters, disease outbreaks,
epidemics or pandemics impacting the Company's customers or food
supplies; or acts of war or terrorism; availability and cost of
materials and labor; cost and availability of capital; competition;
continuing acceptance of the IHOP, International House of Pancakes
and Applebee's brands and concepts by guests and franchisees; the
Company's overall marketing, operational and financial performance;
economic and political conditions; adoption of new, or changes in,
accounting policies and practices; and other factors discussed from
time to time in the Company's news releases, public statements and/or
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially the
"Risk Factors" sections of Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K
and 10-Q. Forward-looking information is provided by IHOP Corp.
pursuant to the safe harbor established under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and should be evaluated in the context
of these factors. In addition, the Company disclaims any intent or
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Director, Investor Relations
SOURCE: IHOP Corp.