SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 6, 2017
DAVE & BUSTER’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
2481 Manana Drive
Dallas TX 75220
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 357-9588
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.|
On April 6, 2017 the Company announced that Hamish A. Dodds has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Hamish A. Dodds served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hard Rock International, an owner, operator, and franchisor of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues in over seventy countries, from 2004 until 2017. Mr. Dodds previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of CabCorp, a fully integrated beverage company in Central America, and as division president for PepsiCo Beverages covering South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Mr. Dodds is a fellow member of the Institute of Charter Management Accountants and has served in a variety of general management and financial positions for PepsiCo, The Burton Group (now Arcadia Group) in the United Kingdom, and Overseas Containers, Ltd. Mr. Dodds serves on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Mr. Dodds has served on our Board of Directors since April 2017. He brings substantial international, retail, consumer goods, and hospitality experience to our Board of Directors.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99||Press release dated April 6, 2017.|
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.
|DAVE & BUSTER’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.|
|Date: April 6, 2017||By:||/s/ Jay L. Tobin|
|Jay L. Tobin|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel|
|For Investor Relations Inquiries:|
|Arvind Bhatia, CFA|
|Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.|
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. Appoints Hamish A. Dodds to Board of Directors
DALLAS, TX — (Globe Newswire) — April 6, 2017 — Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ: PLAY), (“Dave & Buster’s” or the “Company”), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced that Hamish A. Dodds has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors as an independent director, effective April 6, 2017. Dave & Buster’s Board of Directors now consists of nine members inclusive of his appointment.
Mr. Dodds served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hard Rock International, an owner, operator, and franchisor of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues in over seventy countries, from 2004 until 2017. Prior to this, Mr, Dodds served as the Chief Executive Officer of CabCorp, a fully integrated beverage company in Central America, and as division president for PepsiCo Beverages covering South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Previously, he served in a variety of general management and financial positions for PepsiCo, The Burton Group (now Arcadia Group) in the United Kingdom, and Overseas Containers, Ltd. He serves on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
Mr. Dodds holds an honorary doctorate, Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts, Business Studies from Robert Gordon’s University in Scotland and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants.
“We are extremely delighted to welcome Hamish to our board. He is an accomplished leader and an enormously talented executive with a proven track record of building enduring worldwide partnerships. Hamish’s extensive international, retail, entertainment and hospitality experience makes him an excellent choice, and we look forward to his contributions as we embark on our next phase of growth,” said Alan J. Lacy, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
About Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 96 venues in North America that combine entertainment and dining and offer customers the opportunity to "Eat Drink Play and Watch," all in one location. Dave & Buster's offers a full menu of "Fun American New Gourmet" entrées and appetizers, a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Dave & Buster's currently has stores in 33 states and Canada.
For Investor Relations Inquiries:
Arvind Bhatia, CFA
Director of Investor Relations