Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Reports Q3 In-Line with Guidance; Refines 2012 Outlook; Announces Board Authorization of $500 Million Share Repurchase; Provides Outlook Including Expectation of Positive Free Cash Flow

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced its third quarter fiscal year 2012 results for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended June 23, 2012.

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Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Declares Special Dividend of $9.50 per share

Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FRS), announced today that the Board of Directors declared a special one-time dividend of  $9.50  per share payable on September 14, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012.  The total amount of the special dividend payment will be approximately $46.9 million based on the present number of shares outstanding and is expected to be funded from the Company's excess cash on hand.  After payment of the special dividend, the Company expects to have sufficient cash and borrowing capacity to execute its strategy of growing its Big Boy concept including new stores, existing store renovations, ongoing investments in the productivity of its food production facilities and its recently announced share repurchase program.

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Peet’s to Become Private in a Transaction Valued at $1 Billion

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEET) and Joh. A. Benckiser (“JAB”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which JAB will acquire Peet’s for $73.50 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1 billion. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the Peet’s Board of Directors, represents a premium of approximately 29% over Peet’s closing stock price on July 20, 2012.

At the close of the transaction, Peet’s will be privately owned and will continue to be operated by the company’s current management team and employees. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, founded in Berkeley, CA in 1966 by Alfred Peet, will remain based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with its home office in Emeryville and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified roast-to-order facility in Alameda.

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CEDC and Russian Standard Sign Amended Definitive Agreements On Strategic Alliance, Investment In CEDC

- Russian Standard Confirms its Commitment to Strategic Alliance with CEDC
- Reconfirms Its Commitment to Purchase Up to $210M of Newly Issued CEDC Senior Notes
- Proceeds To Extinguish CEDC 2013 Notes
- CEDC Announces Management Changes, Board Addition

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) announced today that it has signed amended definitive agreements on its previously announced strategic alliance with Russian Standard Corporation (through Roust Trading Ltd., its "Roust Trading" unit).

The alliance is expected to significantly strengthen CEDC's balance sheet and create a powerful portfolio of brands with enhanced production, distribution and sales channels throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

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Chanticleer Holdings Announces $11,000,000 Public Offering of Units and Listing on NASDAQ With New Symbol

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (HOTR) ("Chanticleer Holdings" or the "Company"), a business operator focused on expanding the Hooters casual dining restaurant brand in international markets, announces the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,444,450 units at an offering price of $4.50 per unit, with each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock. The units will begin trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market on June 21, 2012 under the symbol "HOTRU". The common stock and warrants will not be separately transferable for a minimum of 30 days, unless the representatives of the underwriters determine that an earlier date is acceptable, and no later than 45 days from the date of the prospectus. Each warrant will have an exercise price of $5.00 per share, will be exercisable upon separation of the units, and will expire in five years. When separately transferable, the warrants will trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "HOTRW".

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