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*
TRIARC COMPANIES INC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1155 PERIMETER CENTER WEST

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30338

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Deerfield Capital Corp. [ DFR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
See footnotes (1), (2) and (3)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/29/2008
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 03/29/2008 J(1)(2)(3) 9,835,010 D (1)(2)(3) 0 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. On December 21, 2007, 9,629,368 shares of the Issuer's Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (the "DFR Preferred Stock") were issued to Triarc Deerfield Holdings, LLC ("TD Holdings"), a subsidiary of Triarc Companies, Inc. ("Triarc"), as merger consideration payable by the Issuer to TD Holdings in respect of TD Holdings' interests in Deerfield & Company LLC, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 17, 2007, among the Issuer, DFR Merger Company, LLC, Deerfield & Company, LLC and Triarc.
2. On March 11, 2008, the shareholders of the Issuer voted to convert the DFR Preferred Stock into shares of the Issuer's common stock (the "DFR Common Stock"), on a one-for-one basis, and as a result, all shares of DFR Preferred Stock were automatically converted into shares of DFR Common Stock, which, when combined with Triarc's previous holdings, resulted in Triarc's ownership of 9,835,010 shares of DFR Common Stock.
3. On March 19, 2008, Triarc declared a special stock dividend (the "Stock Dividend") on the existing Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share (the "Triarc Class A Common Stock"), and Class B Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share (the "Triarc Class B Common Stock"), consisting of 0.106028 shares of DFR Common Stock for each share of Triarc Class A Common Stock outstanding and each share of Triarc Class B Common Stock outstanding as of the close of business on March 29, 2008 (the "Record Date"). The Stock Dividend is payable on April 4, 2008 to holders of record of the Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock at the close of business on the Record Date.
/s/ Nils H. Okeson, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel 04/01/2008
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