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May 21, 2002

USA: Shareholders OK new name for Tricon

The shareholders of Louisville, Ky.-based restaurant operator Tricon Global Restaurants officially approved changing the company's name to Yum! Brands Inc at a meeting last Thursday. The global giant, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell fastfood chains, completed its acquisition of Long John Silver's and A&W All American Food Restaurants from Yorkshire Global Restaurants last week.

The shareholders of Louisville, Ky.-based restaurant operator Tricon Global Restaurants officially approved changing the company’s name to Yum! Brands Inc at a meeting last Thursday.

The global giant, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell fastfood chains, completed its acquisition of Long John Silver’s and A&W All American Food Restaurants from Yorkshire Global Restaurants last week.

David Novak, the company’s chairman and CEO, commented: “Yum! Brands better reflects our expanding portfolio of brands.”

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