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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 7, 2019
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5501 LBJ Freeway, 5th Floor,
Dallas, Texas

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(972) 686-6500
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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 7, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, voted to increase the total size of the Board of Directors from seven members to eight members and elected Kate S. Lavelle to fill the resulting vacancy as an independent Class III director of the Company, effective March 7, 2019. Ms. Lavelle has also been appointed to serve on the Company’s Audit Committee, effective March 7, 2019. Ms. Lavelle is entitled to receive compensation under the Company’s non-employee director compensation policy, including a grant of restricted stock, and has also entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement with directors.
Ms. Lavelle has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, including 12 years in the restaurant and food service industry, and served on the board of directors of Sonic Corp. from January 2012 until December 2018. Previously, Ms. Lavelle served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. from December 2004 until July 2010. Prior to that, she was Global Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of LSG Sky Chefs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines, from January 2003 until August 2004, and also served in various other management positions for LSG Sky Chefs from March 1998 until January 2003. She began her career at Arthur Andersen LLP where for more than 10 years she served as Senior Audit Manager in charge of administration of audits and other professional engagements. Ms. Lavelle has also served as a director of Swift & Company, an American food processing company, and Jones Lang LaSalle, a global financial and professional services firm.
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing Ms. Lavelle’s appointment is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits


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 thereunto duly authorized.
Wingstop Inc.
March 8, 2019
/s/ Darryl R. Marsch
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary