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)

January 25, 2019

Commission file number 1-13163
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, Kentucky
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (502) 874-8300
Former name or former address, if changed since last report:   N/A

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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
Yum! Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) has appointed David Gibbs, currently its President and Chief Financial Officer, to the additional role of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 25, 2019. Mr. Gibbs, 55, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since May 2016. Mr. Gibbs's prior positions with the Company and its subsidiaries have included Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Pizza Hut Division (January 2015 to May 2016), President of Pizza Hut U.S. (January 2014 to December 2014), President and Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Restaurants International, Inc. (May 2012 through December 2013). In connection with his appointment, Mr. Gibbs will receive a restricted stock unit grant which will have a grant date value of $5 million and a scheduled vesting date of February 11, 2024.

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.


January 28, 2019
/s/    John P. Daly
Vice President and
Associate General Counsel