SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 15, 2016
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Restaurant Brands International Inc.
226 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ontario L6K 3X7
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On July 15, 2016, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (the Company), on recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the NCG Committee), appointed Ali Hedayat to the Board to fill a recent vacancy on the Board, effective immediately. Also on July 15, 2016, the Board, on recommendation of the NCG Committee, increased the size of the Board to twelve members and appointed Cecilia Sicupira to the Board, effective immediately.
The Board has determined that each of Mr. Hedayat and Ms. Sicupira qualifies as independent under the applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange and applicable Canadian securities laws. There are no arrangements or understandings between either of Mr. Hedayat or Ms. Sicupira and any other persons with respect to his or her appointment as a director. Neither of Mr. Hedayat or Ms. Sicupira, nor any of their respective immediate family members has been a participant in any transaction or currently proposed transaction with the Company that is reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Each of Mr. Hedayat and Ms. Sicupira will participate in the non-management director compensation arrangements described under the heading Director Compensation in the Companys 2016 Proxy Statement filed on April 29, 2016. The Company also intends to enter into an indemnification agreement with each of Mr. Hedayat and Ms. Sicupira, the form of which was previously filed with the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.
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.
|RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC.|
|Date: July 15, 2016||/s/ Jill Granat|
|Title:||General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|