SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 12, 2012
Commission file number: 001-35511
BURGER KING WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 12, 2012, Burger King Worldwide, Inc.(the Company) announced that it had entered into a joint venture agreement (the Agreement) with ALSEA, S.A.B. de C.V. (ALSEA). Under the Agreement, Burger King Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, contributed to the joint venture all of its 97 BURGER KING® company-owned restaurants in Mexico in exchange for cash and a minority interest in the joint venture. ALSEA, through the joint venture, will become the master franchisee, have operating control of the BURGER KING® brand throughout Mexico and will have exclusivity for new restaurant development in Mexico for 20 years. Upon completion of the transaction, the joint venture will own and operate 203 BURGER KING® restaurants in Mexico and will commit to open several hundred more over the next 20 years.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued by the Company on December 12, 2012.
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.
Date: December 13, 2012