1. Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 8, 2018
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3. BIR Tax Identification No.
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10/F Jollibee Plaza Building, 10 F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City Postal Code 1605
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(632) 634-1111
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COMMON 1,086,702,465
TREASURY 16,447,340
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Jollibee Foods CorporationJFC

PSE Disclosure Form 4-30 - Material Information/Transactions References: SRC Rule 17 (SEC Form 17-C) and
Sections 4.1 and 4.4 of the Revised Disclosure Rules

Subject of the Disclosure

JFC to Invest in Buyer of Tim Ho Wan Master Franchise Holder for Asia Pacific

Background/Description of the Disclosure

Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the largest Asian food service company, disclosed today that JFC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd., shall invest up to 45 Million Singapore Dollars in Titan Dining LP (“Titan”), a private equity fund that has executed (through a wholly owned subsidiary) a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the Asia Pacific master franchise holder of the “Tim Ho Wan” brand, Tim Ho Wan Pte. Ltd. (THWPL), and its affiliate Dim Sum Pte. Ltd. (DSPL), which owns and operates Tim Ho Wan stores in Singapore (the Companies).

THWPL holds the exclusive long-term master franchise to operate “Tim Ho Wan” food and beverage business within the Asia Pacific region (excluding Hong Kong). Aside from DSPL in Singapore, THWPL also has franchisees in Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and the Philippines, with further development planned in the Asia Pacific region. There are 40 restaurant outlets under THWPL and DSPL, both company-owned and franchised stores.

Titan has a fund size of SGD 100 Million, with JFC’s planned investment constituting 45% of the total committed investments in Titan, and the balance coming from other investors. Titan is managed by Titan Dining Partners Ltd., consisting of individuals with extensive experience in the food and beverage sector in the Asia Pacific region. JFC will sit in the Investment Committee of Titan. Titan may eventually add other brands in the food service sector to its portfolio, with the objective to grow strong Asia Pacific food service brands across multiple geographies and markets, and to bring strong global food service brands to Asia Pacific.

This agreement provides JFC the opportunity to acquire a substantial ownership in Tim Ho Wan’s master franchise in the Asia Pacific region when the term of the fund ends in 7 years, through a purchase mechanism that is provided for in the agreement with Titan Dining LP. To prepare for this eventuality, JFC will operate as a franchisee of Tim Ho Wan in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (PRC).

JFC Chairman, Mr. Tony Tan Caktiong gave the following statement: “This investment gives JFC the opportunity to have a significant interest in the Tim Ho Wan franchise in the long term and will bring very healthy financial returns to JFC. Our long-term interest in Tim Ho Wan is in line with JFC’s mission: to serve great tasting food and spread the joy of eating to everyone!”

Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin-star dim sum restaurant chain which originated in Hong Kong in 2009. It has been dubbed as the world’s most affordable Michelin-star restaurant. Its restaurants are typically full-packed with long waiting line at lunch and dinner. In April, 2018, Tim Ho Wan was rated by CNN as offering the Best Value among Hong Kong’s best dim sum restaurants.

JFC already has three brands serving Chinese cuisine: Chowking, a Chinese fast casual concept with presence mostly in the Philippines and JFC’s second largest brand in terms of system wide sales (577 stores worldwide), Yonghe King, a Taiwanese food-inspired restaurant chain in China that is famous for its freshly prepared soya milk (310 stores), and Hong Zhuang Yuan, a full-service restaurant chain in Beijing, PRC with cuisine centered on congee (44 stores). The three brands combined account for 23% of JFC’s systemwide sales in 2017.

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