SOURCE: DineEquity, Inc.

DineEquity, Inc.

October 18, 2010 17:27 ET

DineEquity, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today the expiration and results of its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for any and all of the outstanding principal amount of the following notes (collectively, the "Notes"):

--  (i) the Series 2007-1 Class A-2-II-A Fixed Rate Term Senior Notes with
    a legal maturity of December 2037 (the "Class A-2-II-A Notes"), and
    (ii) the Series 2007-1 Class A-2-II-X Fixed Rate Term Senior Notes with
    a legal maturity of December 2037 (the "Class A-2-II-X Notes" and,
    together with the Class A-2-II-A Notes, referred to as the "Applebee's
    Notes"), each issued by Applebee's Enterprises LLC, a Delaware limited
    liability company, Applebee's IP LLC, a Delaware limited liability
    company, and certain other entities listed as co-issuers under the
    indenture governing the Applebee's Notes (collectively referred to as
    the "Applebee's Issuers"); and

--  (i) the Series 2007-1 Fixed Rate Term Notes with a legal maturity of
    March 2037 (the "IHOP 2007-1 Notes"), and (ii) the Series 2007-3 Notes
    with a legal maturity of December 2037 (the "IHOP 2007-3 Notes"), each
    issued by IHOP Franchising, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company,
    and IHOP IP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively
    referred to as the "IHOP Issuers" and, together with the Applebee's
    Issuers, referred to as the "Issuers").

The Tender Offers expired at twelve midnight (end of day), Eastern Daylight Time, on October 15, 2010 (the "Expiration Date"). The principal amount of each class or series of the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn by the holders as of the Expiration Date is set forth in the table below:

                                              Aggregate
                                              Principal
                                            Amount of Valid   Percent of
                                                Tenders       Outstanding
                              Outstanding   Received as of    Principal
                              Principal     the Expiration      Amount
Notes                           Amount           Date          Tendered
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
Class A-2-II-A Notes        $   599,039,417 $   533,655,431           89.1%
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
Class A-2-II-X Notes        $   366,072,309 $   366,072,309            100%
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
IHOP 2007-1 Notes           $   175,000,000 $   170,800,000           97.6%
                            --------------- --------------- --------------


                             Tender Offer                       Total
                            Consideration    Early Tender   Consideration
Notes                           (1)(2)        Premium (1)     (1)(2)(3)
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
Class A-2-II-A Notes        $          985  $           30  $        1,015
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
Class A-2-II-X Notes        $          985  $           30  $        1,015
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
IHOP 2007-1 Notes           $        1,020  $           30  $        1,050
                            --------------- --------------- --------------


                                              Aggregate
                                              Principal
                                            Amount of Valid
                                              Tenders and     Percent of
                                               Consents       Outstanding
                              Outstanding   Received as of    Principal
                               Principal    the Expiration      Amount
Notes                            Amount          Date          Tendered
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
IHOP 2007-3 Notes           $   245,000,000 $   186,920,000           76.3%
                            --------------- --------------- --------------


                             Tender Offer                       Total
                             Consideration      Consent     Consideration
Notes                            (1)(2)       Payment (1)     (1)(2)(4)
                            --------------- --------------- --------------
IHOP 2007-3 Notes           $        1,045  $           30  $        1,075
                            --------------- --------------- --------------


(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes.

(2) Does not include accrued but unpaid interest that will be paid on the
Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase.

(3) For Applebee's Notes or IHOP 2007-1 Notes that were validly tendered
and not validly withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on
September 23, 2010 and that are accepted for purchase.

(4) For IHOP 2007-3 Notes that were validly tendered and not validly
withdrawn prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time on September 23, 2010
and that are accepted for purchase.

The Company has accepted for payment all of the Notes validly tendered (but not validly withdrawn) prior to the Expiration Date and, subject to the terms and conditions of the respective Tender Offers and of the consent solicitation relating to the IHOP 2007-3 Notes (the "Consent Solicitation"), holders who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on September 23, 2010 (the "Early Deadline") will receive the applicable Total Consideration set forth above. Subject to the terms and conditions of the respective Tender Offers and of the Consent Solicitation, holders who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw their Notes after the Early Deadline but prior to the Expiration Date will receive only the applicable Tender Offer Consideration set forth above, excluding any Early Tender Premium or any Consent Payment as described above. The payment date for the Tender Offers and the Consent Solicitation will occur on October 19, 2010.

This news release is for informational purposes only shall not constitute an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to sell or a solicitation of consents with respect to the Notes. The Tender Offers and the Consent Solicitation may only be made in accordance with the terms of and subject to the conditions specified in the applicable Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, with respect to the Applebee's Notes and the IHOP 2007-1 Notes, and the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, with respect to the IHOP 2007-3 Notes, in each case dated September 10, 2010, which more fully set forth the terms and conditions of each tender offer and of the Consent Solicitation, as applicable. The Tender Offers and the Consent Solicitation are not being made to the holders of the Notes in any jurisdiction where the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

About DineEquity, Inc.

Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With nearly 3,500 restaurants combined, DineEquity is the largest full-service restaurant company in the world. For more information on DineEquity, visit the Company's Web site located at www.dineequity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

There are forward-looking statements contained in this news release. They use such words as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," or other similar terminology. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the implementation of DineEquity, Inc.'s (the "Company") strategic growth plan; the availability of suitable locations and terms for sites designated for development; the ability of franchise developers to fulfill their commitments to build new restaurants in the numbers and time frames covered by their development agreements; legislation and government regulation including the ability to obtain satisfactory regulatory approvals; risks associated with the Company's indebtedness; conditions beyond the Company's control such as weather, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics impacting the Company's customers or food supplies, or acts of war or terrorism; availability and cost of materials and labor; cost and availability of capital; competition; potential litigation and associated costs; continuing acceptance of the International House of Pancakes ("IHOP") and Applebee's brands and concepts by guests and franchisees; the Company's overall marketing, operational and financial performance; economic and political conditions; adoption of new, or changes in, accounting policies and practices; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's news releases, public statements and/or filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially the "Risk Factors" sections of Annual and Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. Forward-looking information is provided by the Company pursuant to the safe harbor established under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and should be evaluated in the context of these factors. In addition, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.