FAQ

1. About Yum! Brands
2. Franchising
3. Financial Information
4. Transfer Agent
5. Shareholder Information

About Yum! Brands

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 140 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

How long has the company been in business?
Yum! Brands has been one of the world’s largest restaurant companies since 1997 after KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell spun-off from PepsiCo.

Spin-Off from PepsiCo Tax Basis Information
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What year did each of the restaurant companies start?
KFC, 1952
Pizza Hut, 1958
Taco Bell, 1962

Who is the independent auditing firm for Yum! Brands Inc.?
KPMG LLP
400 West Market Street, Suite 2600
Louisville, KY 40202

When does Yum! Brands’ fiscal year end?
Please refer to reporting calendar here.

What are Yum! Brands’ SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures) numbers?
SIC: 551112/CUSIP Number: 988498101
Please note that CUSIP Numbers reflect the alphabetical listing of companies; therefore, the CUSIP for Yum! Brands is different from that of the company’s former name, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc.

How can I request an annual report or other investor information?
You can view our current and previous Annual Reports here.  To request a copy of the most current Annual Report via mail please contact our Yum! Investor Relations team at 888/298-6986 or yum.investor@yum.com.  In your request, please provide complete contact information including your name, phone number and mailing address. For international requests, please include the country.  Only the most current year’s annual report is provided in hard copy.

Can you provide a list of all Yum! Brands’ U.S. restaurants with their unit numbers?
Number of restaurants by state can be found here.
Researching public phone books and online Restaurant Locators on each restaurant brand’s website will help you find our restaurants.

Franchising

How can I get franchise information?
Visit www.yum.com/franchising for more information.

Financial Information

What does the term same-store sales mean?
Same-store sales growth is the estimated percentage change in sales of all restaurants that have been open and in the Yum! Brands system one year or more.

Where can I find same-store sales information for Yum! Brands restaurants?
This information can be accessed online by clicking here.

Are Income Statement line items (i.e., operating profit, margin, revenue, and the like) disclosed for each restaurant company?
Information that is publicly disclosed by brand is included in the company’s Forms 10-Q and 10-K and annual reports, which can be accessed online here.

Transfer Agent

What is a transfer agent?
A transfer agent is an agency employed by a publicly traded company that maintains records of shareholders (except those whose shares are held by a broker), resolves questions concerning certificates, and effects trades on behalf of shareholders.

Who is the transfer agent for Yum! Brands?
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

How can I contact the transfer agent?
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

Yum! Brands Common Stock Shareholder Information

How can I find a quote for Yum! Brands’ common stock?
The ticker symbol for Yum! Brands is YUM. You can see a scrolling indicator of current Yum! Brands share prices (delayed 20 minutes) at www.yum.com/investors.
To get a price for Yum! Brands stock on a particular date, click here to view historical prices.

How can I replace a lost certificate?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

Please note there may be a fee associated with the replacement of a lost certificate.

How can I get information about my registered Yum! Brands stock?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

How can I change my address for my registered Yum! Brands stock?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

Can I buy shares of Yum! Brands directly?
Yes.  Please refer to information on Computershare’s direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan information here.

Has YUM common stock split?
Yes.  YUM shares split two for one June 18, 2002, and began trading on a split-adjusted basis on that date. Shareholders received double the shares they owned prior to the record date of the split, June 6, 2002.

On May 17, 2007, Yum! Brands’ Board of Directors announced the company’s second two-for-one split for shareholders of record as of June 1, 2007.  Shareholders received double the shares they owned on June 26, 2007, the payable date.  YUM shares began trading on a split-adjusted basis June 27, 2007.

Does Yum! Brands pay a dividend?
Yes.  Yum! Brands began paying a quarterly dividend in 2004.  The first dividend was distributed August 6, 2004, to shareholders of record July 16, 2004.  View Yum! Brands’ dividend history.

What is the dividend payment date?
The date on which dividends are payable as determined by Yum! Brands’ Board of Directors.

What is the dividend record date?
The date on which an individual must be a shareholders to receive dividends on their shares.

What is the ex-dividend date?
A date prior to the dividend record date, based on industry regulations, necessary to allow for the settlement of securities traded through a broker by the dividend record date. Stock purchased from a broker after the ex-dividend date is not entitled to the succeeding dividend. Generally, the ex-dividend date is two business days prior to the dividend record date.

How can I get a duplicate Form 1099?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

Why did I not receive a Form 1099 even though I received dividends from Yum! Brands last year?
By law, if your dividends total less than $10 in any given calendar year, no tax is withheld, and you have no tax liability for those dividends.

How can I sell my registered Yum! Brands shares?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

What is escheated/abandoned property?
Escheated property (assets of any kind) refers to that which is transferred to state government because a person has failed to claim that property or died without a will or an heir to his or her estate.

Abandoned (unclaimed) property is that which is transferred (escheated) to the state due to failure of the owner to claim the property (shares of common stock and dividends) within a specified period of time.

Why have my Yum! Brands shares or dividends or both been turned over to the state?
All states have adopted abandoned property laws that require our transfer agent, on behalf of Yum! Brands, to escheat to the owner’s respective state all unclaimed holdings and outstanding cash dividends after a certain period of time.

Note:  Property may be declared abandoned and therefore escheated if a shareholder’s address is incorrect and results in mailed materials being returned to the transfer agent as “undeliverable” or “addressee unknown.”  To update your address, contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)

How can I have my annual report and proxy statement and proxy card sent to me electronically rather than by mail?
Contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at:
www.computershare.com/investor
1-888-439-4YUM (1-888-439-4986) (U.S. and Canada)
1-781-575-3100 (Outside U.S. and Canada)