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The Wendy's Company Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.02 Per Share; Provides Details Regarding Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings Release and Webcast

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Wendy's Company Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.02 Per Share; Provides Details Regarding Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Earnings Release and Webcast08:10 EST Monday, February 13, 2012 DUBLIN, Ohio (Business Wire) -- The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) today announced the declaration of its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per share, payable on March 15, 2012 to stockholders of record as of March 1, 2012. As of Jan. 1, 2012, the Company had approximately 390 million shares of common stock outstanding. Company to Release Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Earnings on March 1 The Company will release its audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011, ended Jan. 1, 2012, before the market opens on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The Company previously reported its preliminary results on Jan. 30, 2012. A live webcast and conference call will follow at 10 a.m. ET from the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.aboutwendys.com. Hosting the call will be President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick, Chief Financial Officer Steve Hare and Chief Communications Officer John Barker. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-572-6014 or for international callers by dialing 281-913-8524. A replay will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 or for international callers by dialing 404-537-3406; the conference ID for the replay is 52501716. The replay will be available until midnight ET on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The webcast and any accompanying materials will also be archived on the Company's website at www.aboutwendys.com. About The Wendy's Company The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's® system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com or www.wendys.com. Notes There can be no assurance that any additional regular quarterly cash dividends will be declared or paid after the date hereof, or of the amount or timing of such dividends, if any. Future dividend payments, if any, are subject to applicable law, will be made at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be based on such factors as the Company's earnings, financial condition, cash requirements and other factors. Media and Investor:The Wendy?s CompanyJohn Barker, 614-764-3044john.barker@wendys.comorDave Poplar, 614-764-3311david.poplar@wendys.com