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): November 16, 2018 (November 15, 2018)

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(614) 764-3100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01
Other Events.

On November 15, 2018, The Wendy’s Company (the “Company”) entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement (the “ASR Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”), to repurchase the Company’s common stock, par value $0.10 (the “Common Stock”) as part of the Company’s existing share repurchase program.
Under the ASR Agreement, on November 16, 2018, the Company will pay Jefferies an initial purchase price of $75.0 million in cash and will receive an initial delivery of approximately 3.64 million shares of Common Stock. The total number of shares of Common Stock to ultimately be purchased by the Company under the ASR Agreement will generally be based on the average of the daily volume-weighted average prices of the Common Stock during the term of the ASR Agreement. Upon final settlement of the ASR Agreement, the Company may be entitled to receive additional shares of Common Stock from Jefferies or, under certain circumstances specified in the ASR Agreement, the Company may be required to deliver shares of Common Stock or make a cash payment, at its option, to Jefferies. The ASR Agreement contains provisions customary for agreements of this type, including provisions for adjustments to the transaction terms, the circumstances generally under which the ASR Agreement may be accelerated, extended or terminated early by Jefferies and various acknowledgments, representations and warranties made by the parties to one another. The ASR Agreement is scheduled to expire in approximately 13 weeks, but may conclude earlier at Jefferies’ option.


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.

Date: November 16, 2018

By: /s/ Dana Klein                   
Dana Klein
Senior Vice President - Corporate and Securities Counsel, and
Assistant Secretary