RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 00016187560001618755false 0001618756 2019-08-08 2019-08-08 0001618756 qsr:RestaurantBrandsInternationalLimitedPartnershipMember 2019-08-08 2019-08-08
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 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):
August 8, 2019
 
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC.
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Canada
Ontario
 
001-36786
001-36787
 
98-1202754
98-1206431
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership
130 King Street West, Suite 300
Toronto,​​​​​​​ Ontario M5X 1E1
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
(905)
845-6511
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
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8-K
filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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14a-12
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
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communications pursuant to Rule
14d-2(b)
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR
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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 Shares, without par value
 
QSR
 
New York Stock Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange
Class B exchangeable limited partnership units
 
QSP
 
Toronto Stock Exchange
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 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
On August 9, 2019, Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI” or the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as the underwriter (the “Underwriter”), HL1 17 LP (the “Selling Shareholder”), an affiliate of 3G Capital Partners LP (“3G Capital”), as the selling shareholder, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as the forward seller and forward purchaser (in both roles, the “Forward Counterparty”) relating to the sale of 24,000,000 common shares (the “Shares”) of RBI, no par value (the “Common Shares”) to the Underwriter (the “Offering”). The Offering relates to Common Shares that the Selling Shareholder will receive upon exchange of an equal number of Class B exchangeable limited partnership units (the “Partnership exchangeable units”) in Restaurant Brands International Limited Partnership (“RBI LP”), which is expected to close on or before August 29, 2019 (the “Exchange”). RBI will not sell any Common Shares in the Offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the Shares in the Offering.
Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Forward Counterparty agreed to sell 24,000,000 Common Shares to the Underwriter, at a price of $72.50 per Common Share, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. In connection with the Offering, the Selling Shareholder entered into a forward sale agreement (the “Forward Sale Agreement”) with the Forward Counterparty with respect to an aggregate of 24,000,000 Common Shares (the “Forward Shares”). In connection with the Forward Sale Agreement, the Forward Counterparty or its affiliates agreed to borrow an aggregate of 24,000,000 Common Shares from third parties that will be delivered to the Underwriter in the Offering. The Selling Shareholder is expected to physically settle the Forward Sale Agreement by delivering to the Forward Counterparty the Common Shares received upon the Exchange. Upon settlement of the Forward Sale Agreement, the Selling Shareholder will receive, in cash, $72.50 per Common Share, subject to certain adjustments as provided in the Forward Sale Agreement. The settlement of the Forward Sale Agreement is expected to occur on or before August 29, 2019.
The Offering is expected to close on August 13, 2019. After giving effect to the Exchange and the settlement by the Selling Shareholder of the Forward Shares with the Forward Counterparty, 3G Restaurant Brands Holdings LP (“3G RBH”) will hold approximately 36% of the combined voting power with respect to RBI.
Pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, RBI, the Selling Shareholder, 3G RBH and an affiliate of 3G RBH (the “3G Funds”) have agreed with the Underwriters, subject to certain exceptions, not to dispose of or hedge any of their Common Shares or securities convertible into or exchangeable for Common Shares during the period from the date of the Offering, continuing through the date 60 days thereafter, except with the prior written consent of the Underwriter. RBI has also agreed to (i) impose and enforce the restrictions applicable to the 3G Funds set forth above with respect to each of its directors affiliated with the 3G Funds, and each of its directors that beneficially owns more than one million Common Shares and (ii) impose a trading blackout for each of its executive officers and directors, other than those directors described in the preceding clause, for ten business days from the date of the Offering. In addition, RBI and the Selling Shareholder have agreed to indemnify the Underwriter against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or to contribute to payments the Underwriter may be required to make in respect of those liabilities.
A copy of the opinion of Stikeman Elliott LLP relating to the validity of the Shares is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form
8-K.
Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure
 
 
 
 
 
 
On August 8, 2019, RBI issued a press release regarding the receipt of an initial exchange notice related to Partnership exchangeable units of RBI LP, the intent to satisfy the exchange notice with the delivery of Common Shares and the commencement of the Offering. On August 9, 2019, RBI issued a press release announcing the upsize and pricing of the Offering. Copies of the press releases are attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form
8-K.
The information in this Item 7.01 as well as the press releases attached as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
 
 
(d) Exhibits
 
 
 
 
         
Exhibit
No.
   
Description
         
 
  5.1
   
         
 
23.1
   
         
 
99.1
   
         
 
99.2
   
         
 
104
   
Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES
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.
             
     
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC.
 
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, by its general partner
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC
.
         
     
/s/ Jill Granat
Date: August 13, 2019
     
Name:
 
Jill Granat
     
Title:
 
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary