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 15, 2018


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


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:


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Item 8.01             Other Events



On November 15, 2018, YUM! Brands, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (the “Company”) and certain affiliates entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Barclays Capital Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., in each case, for themselves and as representatives of the initial purchasers named therein, under which a special purpose subsidiary of the Company has agreed to issue and sell $825 million of the Issuer’s Series 2018-1 4.318% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-I (the “Class A-2-I Notes”) and $625 million of its Series 2018-1 4.940% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-II (the “Class A-2-II Notes” and, together with the Class A-2-I Notes, the “Notes”).


On November 15, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing its entry into the Purchase Agreement and the pricing of the Notes. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01             Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit No.








Press release regarding the Company’s entry into the Purchase Agreement and pricing of the Notes issued by the Company on November 15, 2018.





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 15, 2018

 /s/ Keith Siegner






 Vice President, Investor Relations,






 Corporate Strategy and Treasurer