Wendy\'s

  1. What is The Wendy's Company?
  2. Where are The Wendy's Company's shares of Common Stock traded and what is the stock symbol?
  3. What is the location of The Wendy's Company's Headquarters?
  4. When is the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?
  5. Who can attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?
  6. Why did I receive a notice of voting rather than the printed proxy and annual report?
  7. Who is The Wendy's Company's independent auditor?
  8. When is The Wendy's Company's fiscal year-end?
  9. How many employees do The Wendy's Company and its subsidiaries have?
  10. How do I contact The Wendy's Company's Investor Relations department if I have questions or need more information?
  11. What are The Wendy's Company's SIC (Standard industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures)numbers?
  12. What is the The Wendy's Company's Federal Tax ID number?
  13. Has The Wendy's Company issued a stock dividend or spilt its stock?
  14. What is a transfer agent?
  15. Who is the transfer agent for The Wendy's Company and what services do they provide?
  16. How can I contact AST?
  17. How can I find a quote for The Wendy's Company's Common Stock?
  18. When will Form 1099 for dividends be mailed?
  19. Does The Wendy's Company offer a direct stock purchase plan and/or dividend reinvestment plan?
  20. How can I get franchise information?
  21. Where can employees of Wendy's receive W-2 information?
  22. Where can I find information on the 2006 spin off of Tim Hortons as well as the 2009 reorganization of Tim Hortons?
  23. What companies merged to create Wendy's/Arby's Group, the predecessor to The Wendy's Company?
  24. How does the sale of Arby's affect Stockholders?
  25. Why do you have an investment in Arby's on your balance sheet and what is the accounting treatment for that investment?
  26. Where can I get financial reports for periods prior to the 2008 merger for Triarc Companies Inc. or Wendy's International, Inc.?
  27. Where can I access historical dividend information for Wendy's International, Inc. prior to 9/29/2008?
  28. Where can I access historical stock prices for Triarc Companies and Wendy's International prior to 9/29/2008?
  29. Where can I access historical financial information for Wendy’s/Arby’s Restaurants, LLC?
  30. How did the acquisition of Wendy’s International, Inc. by Triarc Companies, Inc. affect Wendy’s stockholders?
  1. What is The Wendy's Company?

    The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information regarding the Wendy's® brand, visit www.wendys.com.

    [Back to top]

  2. Where are The Wendy's Company's shares of Common Stock traded and what is the stock symbol?

    On December 27, 2011, The Wendy’s Company transferred the listing of its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Stock Market.  The Wendy’s Company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “WEN.”

    [Back to top]

  3. What is the location of The Wendy's Company's Headquarters?

    The Wendy’s Company
    One Dave Thomas Blvd.
    Dublin, OH 43017
    Telephone: (800) 443-7266 or (614) 764-3100

     

    [Back to top]

  4. When is the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?

    The Annual Meeting of Stockholders is typically held during the latter weeks of May or early June  All holders of record of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on the Annual Meeting record date are entitled to vote on all business transacted at the Annual Meeting.  Following the record date, the Company will mail or otherwise make available to stockholders of record the Company’s proxy materials for the Annual Meeting.

    [Back to top]

  5. Who can attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?

    All stockholders as of the Annual Meeting record date are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Admission to the Annual Meeting will be by ticket only and packages and bags may be inspected and required to be checked in at the registration desk. You also will be required to present identification containing a photograph. If you are a registered stockholder (your shares are held in your name) and plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please check the appropriate box on your proxy card and retain the top portion of your proxy card, which serves as your admission ticket. If you are a beneficial owner (your shares are held by a bank, broker or other holder of record) and you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, your admission ticket is either your notice regarding the availability of proxy materials or the top portion of your voting instruction form, whichever you have received. The Proxy Statement also includes information on how to obtain an admission ticket from the Company. Stockholders who do not obtain admission tickets in advance may obtain them upon verification of ownership at the registration desk on the day of the Annual Meeting.

    [Back to top]

  6. Why did I receive a notice of voting rather than the printed proxy and annual report?

    As permitted by Securities and Exchange Commission rules, we are making our proxy materials available to stockholders electronically via the Internet.  Following the Annual Meeting  record date, we will begin mailing to our stockholders a notice containing instructions on how to access our proxy materials and vote online. If you receive that notice, you will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials unless you request a printed copy by following the instructions for requesting such materials contained in the notice. Adopting this process allows The Wendy’s Company to reduce our overall costs and the environmental impact of printing and mailing our proxy materials.

    [Back to top]

  7. Who is The Wendy's Company's independent auditor?

    Deloitte & Touche LLP
    Two World Financial Center
    New York, NY 10281-1414

     

    [Back to top]

  8. When is The Wendy's Company's fiscal year-end?

    We use a 52/53-week fiscal year convention. Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday that is closest to December 31 of each year. Each fiscal year generally is comprised of four 13-week fiscal quarters, although in the years with 53 weeks, the fourth quarter represents a 14-week period.

    [Back to top]

  9. How many employees do The Wendy's Company and its subsidiaries have?

    As of December 29, 2013, The Wendy’s Company and its subsidiaries had approximately 37,000 employees, including 2,500 salaried employees and 34,500 hourly employees.

    [Back to top]

  10. How do I contact The Wendy's Company's Investor Relations department if I have questions or need more information?

    For additional information or answers to other questions you may have, please contact:

    The Wendy's Company
    Attention: Investor Relations
    One Dave Thomas Blvd.
    Dublin, OH 43017
    Telephone: (800) 443-7266 or (614) 764-3100
    Email: Email Investor Relations

     

    [Back to top]

  11. What are The Wendy's Company's SIC (Standard industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures)numbers?

    SIC No. (The Wendy’s Company):  5810

     

    Company Securities CUSIP No.
    The Wendy's Company Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share 95058W100
    Wendy's International, Inc. $1,325 Million Senior Secured Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility 950589AC5
    Wendy's International, Inc. $225 Million 5.2% Senior Notes due 2014 50590AK5
    Wendy's International, Inc. $100 Million 7% Senior Notes due 2025 950590AG4

     

    [Back to top]

  12. What is the The Wendy's Company's Federal Tax ID number?

    The Wendy’s Company’s Federal Tax ID number is 38-0471180.

    [Back to top]

  13. Has The Wendy's Company issued a stock dividend or spilt its stock?

    The Company has not split its stock at any time while operating under the corporate name of The Wendy’s Company (July 5, 2011 – current) or Wendy’s Arby’s Group, Inc. (September 29, 2008 – July 5, 2011). 

    On September 29, 2008, Wendy’s International, Inc. merged with, and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of, Triarc Companies, Inc. (“Triarc”), and Triarc changed its name to Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc.  In conjunction with the merger, Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. assumed the “WEN” trading symbol on the New York Stock Exchange.  As consideration for the merger, each outstanding common share of Wendy’s International, Inc., other than those shares for which dissenters rights were perfected, was converted into the right to receive 4.25 newly issued shares of Triarc’s Class A common stock, together with cash in lieu of fractional shares of Class A common stock.    

    Prior to the merger on September 29, 2008, the Company was named Triarc Companies, Inc. On September 4, 2003, Triarc distributed a special stock dividend of two shares of newly designated Class B Common Stock, Series 1 (NYSE: TRY.B), for each share of Class A Common Stock (NYSE: TRY) outstanding as of August 21, 2003.

    On April 4, 2008, Triarc distributed a special stock dividend of 0.106028 shares of common stock of Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE: DFR) for each share of Class A Common Stock and each share of Class B Common Stock outstanding as of March 29, 2008.

    Wendy's International, Inc.'s stock split history is outlined below.

    Date Split
    September 1977 4-for-3
    June 1978 2-for-1
    March 1981 3-for-2
    November 1982 3-for-2
    March 1984 4-for-3
    March 1985 4-for-3
    May 1986 5-for-4

     

    [Back to top]

  14. What is a transfer agent?

    A transfer agent is an agency employed by a publicly traded company that maintains records of stockholders (except those whose shares are held by a bank, broker or other holder of record), resolves questions concerning stock certificates, and effects trades on behalf of stockholders.

    [Back to top]

  15. Who is the transfer agent for The Wendy's Company and what services do they provide?

    American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST) is The Wendy’s Company's transfer agent and registrar. AST is responsible for maintaining all records of registered stockholders (including name, address and telephone number), issuing or canceling stock certificates, and resolving questions pertaining to lost, destroyed, stolen or inherited stock certificates. Should your shares be held in "streetname" by a bank, broker or other holder of record, you will need to contact the record holder for these services.

    [Back to top]

  16. How can I contact AST?

    American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
    Operations Center
    6201 15th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11219

    Domestic: (877)681-8121 or (718)921-8200
    Facsimile: (718)921-8124
    E-Mail: info@amstock.com
    Website: www.amstock.com

     

    [Back to top]

  17. How can I find a quote for The Wendy's Company's Common Stock?

    The Wendy's Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "WEN." You can see a scrolling indicator of current WEN share prices (delayed 20 minutes) at www.ir.wendys.com

    On September 29, 2008, Wendy’s International, Inc. merged with, and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of, Triarc Companies, Inc., and Triarc changed its name to Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc.  In conjunction with the merger, Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. assumed the “WEN” trading symbol on the New York Stock Exchange.  To get a historical price for shares of Wendy’s International, Inc. prior to September 29, 2008, click here. To get a historical price for shares of Triarc Companies, Inc. prior to September 29, 2008, click here.

    [Back to top]

  18. When will Form 1099 for dividends be mailed?

    If you hold your shares through a broker, please contact the broker directly with questions regarding your Form 1099.

    If you hold your shares directly, you should receive a Form 1099 from The Wendy’s Company’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST) with your final dividend of the year (for dividends totaling $10 or more). Please contact AST if you do not receive your Form 1099.

    American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
    Operations Center
    6201 15th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11219

    Domestic: (877)681-8121 or (718)921-8200
    Facsimile: (718)921-8124
    E-Mail: info@amstock.com
    Website: www.amstock.com

     

    [Back to top]

  19. Does The Wendy's Company offer a direct stock purchase plan and/or dividend reinvestment plan?

    The Wendy’s Company does not offer a direct stock purchase plan or a dividend reinvestment plan.

    [Back to top]

  20. How can I get franchise information?

    [Back to top]

  21. Where can employees of Wendy's receive W-2 information?

    [Back to top]

  22. Where can I find information on the 2006 spin off of Tim Hortons as well as the 2009 reorganization of Tim Hortons?

    On September 29, 2006, Wendy’s International, Inc. (“Wendy’s International”) distributed all of the outstanding shares of Tim Hortons Inc. (“Hortons”) that it owned to Wendy’s International shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2006. In the distribution (the “Spin-Off”), shareholders received 1.3542759 shares of Hortons common stock for every one (1) Wendy’s common share owned, and received cash for any fractional share of Hortons stock that was distributed to them and sold on their behalf.

    [Click here] to access additional information related to the Tim Hortons spin-off.

    The reorganization of Tim Hortons (THI) from a U.S. public company to a Canadian public company in September 2009 created a taxable event for non tax exempt Canadian and U.S. resident individual shareholders. As a result of the reorganization, there was a deemed disposition at fair market value for both Canadian and U.S. tax purposes.

    Please see Tim Hortons' frequently asked questions from their website for additional details: http://www.timhortons.com/us/en/about/faqs.html

    [Back to top]

  23. What companies merged to create Wendy's/Arby's Group, the predecessor to The Wendy's Company?

    On September 29, 2008, Triarc Companies, Inc., the franchisor of the Arby's restaurant system, completed its merger with Wendy’s International, Inc. The combined company was re-named Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and on September 30, 2008 began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “WEN.”

    As part of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc., the Arby’s and Wendy’s brands operated as independent business units headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and Dublin, OH, respectively. Support center services, including all public company responsibilities and other shared services, were headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

    Beginning in January 2011, the Company announced that it was exploring strategic alternatives for the Arby’s brand in order to focus on the development and performance of the Wendy’s brand.  This review of strategic alternatives culminated in July 2011, when a subsidiary of the Company completed the sale of the Arby’s business.  Following the sale of Arby’s, the Company changed its name to The Wendy’s Company and announced plans to consolidate its restaurant support center operations into one facility in Dublin, Ohio.

    [Back to top]

  24. How does the sale of Arby's affect Stockholders?

    Following the completion of the Company’s sale of Arby’s in July 2011, the Company changed its name from Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. to The Wendy’s Company.  No adjustments were made to the Company’s common stock in connection with the Arby’s sale, and the trading symbol for the Company’s common stock (“WEN”) did not change.

    [Back to top]

  25. Why do you have an investment in Arby's on your balance sheet and what is the accounting treatment for that investment?

    When we sold Arby’s in July 2011, we retained an 18.5% interest in Arby’s. This investment allows us to benefit from the brand’s future successes. This investment is accounted for as a cost method investment. There is an investment asset on our balance sheet reflecting the cost of the investment as of the date of the sale. No gain or loss related to this investment will be reflected on the income statement until the time we dispose of the asset.

    [Back to top]

  26. Where can I get financial reports for periods prior to the 2008 merger for Triarc Companies Inc. or Wendy's International, Inc.?

    All SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.) are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.  SEC filings by Triarc Companies, Inc. can be found under the entity name “Wendy’s Co.”  SEC filings by Wendy’s International, Inc. can be found under the entity name “Wendys International Inc.”

    [Back to top]

  27. Where can I access historical dividend information for Wendy's International, Inc. prior to 9/29/2008?

    Wendy's International, Inc. dividend history is outlined below.

    Announcement Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Dividend Payment Date Amount
    07-25-08 07-31-08 08-04-08 08-18-08 $0.125
    04-24-08 05-01-08 05-05-08 05-19-08 $0.125
    02-04-08 02-12-08 02-14-08 02-29-08 $0.125
    10-25-07 11-01-07 11-05-07 11-19-07 $0.125
    07-26-07 08-02-07 08-06-07 08-20-07 $0.125
    04-25-07 05-03-07 05-07-07 05-21-07 $0.125
    02-02-07 02-08-07 02-12-07 02-27-07 $0.085
    10-26-06 11-02-06 11-06-06 11-20-06 $0.085
    07-27-06 08-03-06 08-07-06 08-21-06 $0.17
    04-27-06 05-04-06 05-08-06 05-22-06 $0.17
    02-03-06 02-09-06 02-13-06 02-28-06 $0.17
    10-27-05 11-03-05 11-07-05 11-21-05 $0.17
    07-28-05 08-04-05 08-08-05 08-22-05 $0.135
    04-28-05 05-05-05 05-09-05 05-23-05 $0.135
    02-16-05 02-15-05 02-17-05 03-04-05 $0.135
    10-21-04 10-28-04 11-01-04 11-15-04 $0.12
    07-22-04 07-29-04 08-02-04 08-16-04 $0.12
    04-22-04 04-29-04 05-03-04 05-17-04 $0.12
    02-02-04 02-10-04 02-12-04 02-27-04 $0.12
    10-23-03 10-30-03 11-03-03 11-17-03 $0.06
    07-24-03 07-31-03 08-04-03 8-18-03 $0.06
    04-23-03 05-01-03 05-05-03 05-19-03 $0.06
    01-31-03 02-06-03 02-10-03 02-25-03 $0.06
    10-24-02 10-31-02 11-04-02 11-18-02 $0.06
    07-25-02 08-01-02 08-05-02 08-19-02 $0.06
    05-01-02 05-09-02 05-13-02 05-24-02 $0.06

     

    [Back to top]

  28. Where can I access historical stock prices for Triarc Companies and Wendy's International prior to 9/29/2008?

    On 9/29/2008, Triarc Companies, Inc. merged with and acquired Wendy’s International, Inc. and assumed the WEN ticker symbol. If you require historical stock price information prior to 9/30/2008, please click on the links below for historical TRY, TRY.B and Wendy’s stock information.

    Historical Stock Information: TRY

    Historical Stock Information: TRY.B

    Historical Stock Information: Wendy's (prior to merger)

    [Back to top]

  29. Where can I access historical financial information for Wendy’s/Arby’s Restaurants, LLC?

    All SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.) are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov under the entity name Wendy’s Restaurants, LLC.

    [Back to top]

  30. How did the acquisition of Wendy’s International, Inc. by Triarc Companies, Inc. affect Wendy’s stockholders?

    The merger constituted a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and Wendy’s International, Inc., Triarc Companies, Inc. and Green Merger Sub, Inc. were each a party to such reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(b) of the Code.

    A Wendy’s International shareholder did not recognize income, gain or loss upon such shareholder’s receipt of Wendy’s/Arby’s common stock in exchange for such shareholder’s Wendy’s International common shares, except with respect to cash that was received instead of fractional shares of Wendy’s/Arby’s common stock.

    The aggregate tax basis of the shares of Wendy’s/Arby’s common stock received in the merger, including fractional shares for which cash was ultimately received, was be the same as the aggregate tax basis of the Wendy’s International common shares exchanged therefor.

    The holding period for shares of Wendy’s/Arby’s common stock that a Wendy’s International shareholder received in the merger includes the holding period of the Wendy’s International common shares exchanged therefor.

    If a Wendy’s International shareholder received cash instead of a fractional share of Wendy’s/Arby’s common stock, such shareholder generally recognized capital gain or loss equal to the difference, if any, between such shareholder’s tax basis in the fractional share (as described in above) and the amount of cash received unless such shareholder actually or constructively owned Triarc stock before the merger and the distribution of cash to such shareholder had the effect of the distribution of a dividend. In that case, some or all of the cash received could be taxed as dividend income.

    [Back to top]