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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
MAY PETER W

(Last) (First) (Middle)
280 PARK AVENUE

(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)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/07/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
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 02/07/2012 P 1,250,000(1) A $4.9915(1) 81,748,145 I By Trian Partners(2)(3)
Common Stock 8,318,044 D
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price shown in Column 4 is a weighted average purchase price. The price range for the purchases is $4.94 to $5.03. 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, L.P ("Trian Management") 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 Entities"), and as such determines the investment and voting decisions of the Trian Entities with respect to the shares of the Issuer held by them. Mr. May is a member of Trian Fund Management GP, LLC, which is the general partner of Trian Management, and as such is in a position to determine the investment and voting decisions made by Trian Management on behalf of the Trian Entities. Mr. May is also a member of Trian Partners General Partner, LLC ("Trian GP LLC"), the general partner of Trian Partners GP, L.P. ("Trian GP"), and as such is in a position to determine the investment and voting decisions made by Trian GP LLC on behalf of Trian GP.
3. (FN 2, contd.) Accordingly, Mr. May may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own (as that term is defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) the shares beneficially owned by the Trian Entities and Trian GP. Mr. May disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
Remarks:
The transactions involving securities of the Issuer reported in this filing are the same securities and transactions reported separately in Form 4s filed by Trian Fund Management, L.P.; Trian Partners General Partner, LLC; Trian Fund Management GP, LLC; Trian Partners Parallel Fund I General Partner, LLC; Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund General Partner, LLC; Trian Partners GP, L.P.; Trian Partners, L.P.; Trian Partners Master Fund, L.P.; Trian Partners Parallel Fund I, L.P.; Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund, L.P. and Trian Partners Strategic Investment Fund GP, L.P. (collectively, the "Trian Entities"). The shares of the Issuer referred to in this filing as beneficially owned by Trian Partners are the same shares as those reported to be beneficially owned by the Trian Entities in such Form 4s.
Stuart I. Rosen, Attorney-in-Fact for Peter W. May 02/09/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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