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 10, 2018
DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
130 Royall Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)
(Registrant’s telephone number)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers and Other Events.
Effective as of March 16, 2019 (the “Transition Date”), Richard Emmett will resign as Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) pursuant to a separation agreement dated October 10, 2018. Under that agreement, Mr. Emmett will continue to receive his base salary and benefits through the Transition Date. The Company will pay Mr. Emmett, as severance, his current base salary for a period of up to twelve (12) months following the Transition Date, in accordance with the offer letter between Mr. Emmett and the Company dated November 23, 2009, as amended. Pursuant to the separation agreement, Mr. Emmett and the Company agreed to additional covenants and releases.
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.
DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC.
/s/ David Hoffmann
Chief Executive Officer
Date: October 10, 2018