SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Fund Management, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Wendy's Co [ WEN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/08/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/08/2012 P 1,250,000 (1) A $5.0187 (1) 82,998,145 I Please see explanation below (2) (3) (4)
Common Stock 02/09/2012 P 2,100 A $5.03 83,000,245 I Please see explanation below (2) (3) (4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Fund Management, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners GP, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners Master Fund, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners Parallel Fund I, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund GP, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE
41ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10017

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price shown in Column 4 is a weighted average purchase price. The price range for the purchases is $4.99 to $5.04. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the number of shares purchased at each separate price.
2. Trian Fund Management GP, LLC ("Trian Management GP") is the general partner of Trian Fund Management, L.P ("Trian Management"), which serves as the management company for Trian Partners, L.P. ("Trian Onshore"), Trian Partners Master Fund, L.P. ("Trian Offshore"), Trian Partners Parallel Fund I, L.P. ("Parallel Fund I") and Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund, L.P. ("Strategic Fund" and collectively, the "Trian Funds").
3. (FN 2, contd.) Trian Partners General Partner, LLC is the general partner of Trian Partners GP, L.P., which is the general partner of Trian Onshore and Trian Offshore. Trian Partners Parallel Fund I General Partner, LLC is the general partner of Parallel Fund I. Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund General Partner, LLC is the general partner of Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund GP, L.P., which is the general partner of Strategic Fund.
4. Each reporting person states that neither the filing of this statement nor anything herein shall be deemed an admission that such person is, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise, the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this statement. Each reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities covered by this statement, except to the extent of the pecuniary interest of such person in such securities.
Remarks:
Each of Trian Fund Management GP, LLC, Trian Partners General Partner, LLC ("Trian GP LLC"), Trian Partners Parallel Fund I General Partner, LLC and Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund General Partner, LLC (the "GP Entities") is also a reporting person. Since the SEC's filing system will not accept CIK and CCC codes from more than ten joint filers of a report, the GP Entities have filed a separate Form 4 that relates to the same securities and transactions reported herein. Thus, in total, there are 11 joint filers: the GP Entities, Trian Fund Management, L.P. ("Trian Management") and each of the other persons that is a signatory to this Form 4. Nelson Peltz, Peter W. May and Edward P. Garden are members of Trian Fund Management GP, LLC, the general partner of Trian Management, which serves as the management company for each of Trian Partners, L.P., Trian Partners Master Fund, L.P., Trian Partners Parallel Fund I, L.P. and Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund, L.P., and are members of Trian GP LLC, the general partner of Trian GP, and as such are in a position to determine the investment and voting decisions made on behalf of each of the 11 joint filers. Messrs. Peltz, May and Garden currently report their holdings and transactions in the Issuer's securities in separate filings. The transactions reported in this filing and the filing by the other joint filers are also reported in the filings made by each of Messrs. Peltz, May and Garden and in each case relate to the same securities. In addition, the holdings of securities of the Issuer reported in this filing and in the filing by the other joint filers are also reported in the filings made by each of Messrs. Peltz, May and Garden as indirectly owned by each of them and in each case relate to the same shares.
Trian Fund Management, L.P., By: Trian Fund Management GP, LLC, General Partner, By: Edward P. Garden 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of Trian Partners GP, L.P. 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of Trian Partners Master Fund, L.P. 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of Trian Partners Parallel Fund I, L.P. 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of the general partner of Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund, L.P. 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of the general partner of Trian Partners, L.P. 02/10/2012
Edward P. Garden, member of the general partner of Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund GP, L.P 02/10/2012
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