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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)  January 8, 2020

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

Delaware
001-35625
20-8023465
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

2202 North West Shore Boulevard, Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33607
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code  (813) 282-1225

 N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock
 $0.01 par value

 
BLMN
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 
 
 
 
 




Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
 
On January 8, 2020, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Donagh M. Herlihy, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, will leave the Company effective January 26, 2020. The Company entered into a Severance Agreement and General Release (“Separation Agreement”) with Mr. Herlihy, pursuant to which Mr. Herlihy will receive a lump sum severance payment of $1,500,000 and certain other benefits. The Separation Agreement also includes a release of claims and certain other covenants.

SIGNATURE

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.



 
 
 
BLOOMIN’ BRANDS, INC.
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
Date:
January 14, 2020
By:
/s/ Kelly Lefferts
 
 
 
Kelly Lefferts
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary


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