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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 17, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-40951   87-1104304

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2001 Spring Road, Suite 400

Oak Brook, Illinois

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(630) 954-3773

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value   PTLO   Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 17, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Portillo’s Inc. (the “Company”) elected Paulette R. Dodson to serve on the Company’s Board, effective immediately. Ms. Dodson also has been appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. In connection with Ms. Dodson’s election, the Board increased its size from seven to eight directors.

The Board determined that Ms. Dodson is an independent director within the meaning of the Nasdaq listing standards. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Dodson and any other persons pursuant to which she was elected as a director. There are no transactions and no proposed transactions between Ms. Dodson and the Company that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

The Company will enter into its standard form of indemnification agreement with Ms. Dodson, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the SEC on November 18, 2021. Ms. Dodson will also participate in the compensation arrangements established by the Company for non-employee directors.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 23, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Dodson to the Board. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

The press release is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01, and the information contained therein shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit Number    Description
99.1    Press release
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: December 23, 2021     Portillo’s Inc.

/s/ Michelle Hook

    Name:   Michelle Hook
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
      (Principal Financial Officer)
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