SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 18, 2013
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
DineEquity, Inc. (the Corporation) plans to hold discussions with certain lenders to seek amendments, including a re-pricing, of its senior secured credit facility (the Credit Facility). Although the Corporation is currently in compliance with, and expects to continue to be in compliance with, the existing covenants set forth in the Credit Facility, the Corporation would like to amend certain covenants to provide additional flexibility. There can be no assurance that such amendments will be obtained. As of December 31, 2012, the balance of the senior unsecured term loan outstanding under the Credit Facility was $472 million.
In connection with the discussions, the Corporation plans to disclose to certain lenders pro forma financial information for the twelve months ended September 30, 2012 (the Pro Forma Financial Information). The Pro Forma Financial Information is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Pro Forma Financial Information is unaudited; however, during the course of the preparation of its audited consolidated annual financial statements and related notes for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, the Corporation may identify items that require material adjustments to the Pro Forma Financial Information presented in Exhibit 99.1.
The information contained in this Item 7.01, including the related information set forth in the Pro Forma Financial Information attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein, is being furnished and 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. The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing or other document pursuant to the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in any such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 thereunto duly authorized.