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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 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 11, 2021
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YUM! BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission file number 1-13163

North Carolina 13-3951308
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
1441 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
(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:

☐ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

☐ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

☐ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

☐ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
  Title of Each Class Trading Symbol Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
  Common Stock, no par value YUM New York 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 8.01 Other Events

On August 11, 2021, YUM! Brands, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (the “Company”) and certain affiliates entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) under which a special purpose subsidiary of the Company named Taco Bell Funding, LLC (the “Issuer”) has agreed to issue and sell $900 million of the Issuer’s Series 2021-1 1.946% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-I (the “Class A-2-I Notes”), $600 million of its Series 2021-1 2.294% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-II (the “Class A-2-II Notes”) and $750 million of its Series 2021-1 2.542% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2-III (the “Class A-2-III Notes” and, together with the Class A-2-I Notes and the Class A-2-II Notes, the “Notes”).

On August 11, 2021, 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. Description
99.1
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




SIGNATURE

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.


      YUM! BRANDS, INC.  
      (Registrant)  



Date: August 11, 2021   /s/ John Lane  
      Treasurer  


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