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): May 16, 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 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 16, 2018. A total of 78,910,271 shares were present or represented by proxy at the meeting, representing approximately 95.4% of all shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The matters presented for a vote and the related results are as follows:
Proposal one was the election of three nominees to serve as directors of the Company each for a term of three years. The result of the vote was as follows:
Pursuant to the foregoing votes, the three nominees listed above were elected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors. There were no additional Director nominations brought before the meeting.
ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION (SAY-ON-PAY)
Proposal two was the advisory vote on the approval of the executive compensation of the named executive officers of the Company. The result of the vote was as follows:
Pursuant to the foregoing vote, the stockholders adopted a non-binding advisory resolution indicating their approval of the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers.
ADVISORY VOTE ON THE FREQUENCY OF FUTURE SAY ON PAY VOTES
Proposal three was the advisory vote with respect to the frequency of future advisory votes on the executive compensation of the named executive officers of the Company. The result of the vote was as follows:
In light of the outcome of this vote, the Board of Directors has made the determination to continue to hold the advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers on an annual basis.
RATIFICATION OF THE INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Proposal four was the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year. The result of the vote was as follows:
Pursuant to the foregoing vote, the ratification of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year was approved.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 22, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program for up to an aggregate of $250 million of its outstanding common stock. The authorization is valid for a period of two years. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. announcing Board approval of new share repurchase authorization
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/ Richard Emmett
Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer
Date: May 22, 2018