Arcos Dorados Announces Dividend Payment

  Arcos Dorados Announces Dividend Payment

Business Wire

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- March 22, 2013

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:

                           
Payment Date                Record Date*
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.

About Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee in terms of
systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the largest quick
service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has
the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s
restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories,
including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao,
Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto
Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The
Company operates or franchises 1,948 McDonald’s-branded restaurants with over
90,000 employees serving approximately 4.3 million customers a day, as of
December 2012. Recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin
America, Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARCO).
To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our
website: www.arcosdorados.com

Contact:

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc.
Sofia Chellew, (+5411) 4711-2515
sofia.chellew@ar.mcd.com
 
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