Dunkin Brands, Inc.
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC. (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/21/2017 16:04:40)


 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2017
 

DUNKIN’ BRANDS GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
 
001-35258
20-4145825
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
130 Royall Street
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)
(781) 737-3000
(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, 2018 (the “Transition Date”), Bill Mitchell will resign as an employee of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) pursuant to a separation agreement dated November 21, 2017. Under that agreement, Mr. Mitchell will continue to receive his base salary and benefits through the Transition Date. The Company will pay Mr. Mitchell, as severance, his current base salary for a period of twelve (12) months following the Transition Date, in accordance with the offer letter between Mr. Mitchell and the Company dated August 2, 2010, as amended. In consideration of the above, Mr. Mitchell and the Company agreed to additional covenants and releases.





SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
By:
/s/ Nigel Travis
 
 
Nigel Travis
 
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Date: November 21, 2017