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LouisvilleKY’s Yum! Brands names new president

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) has announced the promotion of David Gibbs, 55, to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the Company, has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the last two years. In his expanded role as President and COO, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of global KFC Division as well as the U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with the respective brand leaders reporting to him. Gibbs will retain his current Yum! Brands CFO role, title and responsibilities overseeing corporate…


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LouisvilleKY-based Yum! Brands Named to Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year for the Company’s focused commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The 2019 Bloomberg GEI includes 230 companies from 10 sectors across 36 countries and regions. “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve once again been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It’s a recognition of our ongoing commitment to ensure diversity and inclusion, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business,” said Tracy Skeans, Yum! Chief Transformation and People Officer. “Our focus on advancing women…


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Louisville Ky-based Yum! Brands faces financial transition with CFO exit

Company to launch internal and external search for successor Louisville, KY,  – Louisville-based Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) announced today that Patrick Grismer, 53, intends to resign as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 19, 2016. Mr. Grismer will continue to serve as CFO until that time and will help finalize the Company’s 2015 Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He will also present at the Company’s upcoming investor conference in Plano, Texas, on December 10, 2015. The Company will conduct a search of internal and external candidates to identify a successor. “Pat has added tremendous value as CFO…


Louisville’s Yum! Brands Annouces Two of Its Chains Are Cutting Artificial Flavors

Note: In two separate press releases, Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell and Pizza Hut announced today they’re cutting out all artificial flavors and colors in their food. Yum! Brands is based in Louisville. IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taco Bell® today shared details of its most comprehensive commitment to offering food for all by providing more choices with simpler ingredients and fewer additives. This promise of quality food at a great value is at the center of the brand’s identity. Today’s customers want simplicity, transparency and choice in the foods they eat, and Taco Bell is meeting these needs while continuing to serve food that’s always…