Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, announced today that the Board of Directors approved a total dividend cash payment of US$50,035,624 for 2013 to be paid in four equal installments of US$12,508,906 each. The first cash dividend payment amounting to US$0.0597 per share of outstanding Class A and Class B shares will be distributed April 5, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 2, 2013. Subsequent dividends will be distributed according to the following payment schedule:
July 5, 2013
July 2, 2013
October 4, 2013
October 1, 2013
January 3, 2014
December 30, 2013
*Shareholders of record at the close of business.
As a reference, the Company will hold its Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting in Lima, Perú on April 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (local time), for all shareholders of record on March 19, 2013. Voting material is being distributed accordingly.