El Pollo Loco, Inc.
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/09/2017 16:09:07)
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): March 9, 2017 (March 7, 2017)

EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
001-36556
 
20-3563182
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission
 
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
 
File Number)
 
Identification No.)

3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 100, Costa Mesa, California
 
92626
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (714) 599-5000

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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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 March 7, 2017, Stephen J. Sather, the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the registrant (“we” or “us” or “the Company”) informed our board of directors that as part of succession planning he intends to retire from the Company on or before December 31, 2017, subject to the Company hiring his replacement.

Mr. Sather’s retirement is solely due to personal reasons, and not because of any disagreement with the Company.

Mr. Sather is additionally a member of our board of directors, with a term expiring at our 2018 annual meeting. Mr. Sather intends to retire from the board contemporaneously with his retirement as President and CEO and, accordingly, does not intend to stand for re-election in 2018.

The Company has hired Korn Ferry to lead the search for the Company’s next CEO.




SIGNATURES

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.

 
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
 
(Registrant)

Date: March 9, 2017

 
/s/ Laurance Roberts
 
Laurance Roberts
 
Chief Financial Officer