Dunkin Brands, Inc.
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. (Form: 3, Received: 04/11/2017 16:43:02)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Jaspon Katherine D.

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/7/2017 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. [DNKN]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

C/O DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC., 130 ROYALL STREET

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer (i) /

(Street)

CANTON, MA 02021       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person


Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock   1938   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (1) 2/23/2020   Common Stock   9830   $3.02   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (1) 3/9/2021   Common Stock   8794   $7.31   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (2) 2/12/2023   Common Stock   15000   $37.26   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (3) 2/28/2021   Common Stock   15198   $51.67   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (4) 2/12/2022   Common Stock   17654   $47.39   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (5) 2/23/2023   Common Stock   14344   $44.35   D    
Option to Purchase Common Stock     (6) 2/16/2024   Common Stock   10421   $54.95   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The option has previously vested based on time and performance criteria.
(2)  The option has previously vested based on time criteria.
(3)  The option vests in four equal annual installments that began on 2/28/2015.
(4)  The option vests in four equal annual installments that began on 02/12/2016.
(5)  The option vests in four equal annual installments that began on 02/23/2017.
(6)  The option vests in four equal annual installments that begin on 02/16/2018.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Jaspon Katherine D.
C/O DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC.
130 ROYALL STREET
CANTON, MA 02021


Chief Financial Officer (i)

Signatures
/s/ Katherine D. Jaspon 4/11/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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POWER OF ATTORNEY

       The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Ryan Schaffer and Richard
Emmett, with full power of substitution, as the undersigned's true and lawful
attorney-in-fact to:

(1)     prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf,
and submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Form ID,
including amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or appropriate
to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned to make electronic
filings with the SEC of reports required by Section 16(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any rule or regulation of the SEC;

(2)     execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity
as officer and/or director of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms
3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, and the rules thereunder;

(3)             do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that
may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5,
complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such
form with the SEC and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

(4)     take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing that, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

        The undersigned hereby grants to such attorney-in-fact full power and authority
to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary,
or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein
granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could
do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby
ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such
attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in
serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming,
nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

       This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company,
unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
foregoing attorney-in-fact.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of April 7, 2017.


                                                                /s/ Katherine D. Jaspon
                                                                Katherine D. Jaspon