Dunkin’ was getting its fair share of ink this week with a couple of noteworthy press releases. First off, Dunkin’ Brands returned from the holiday announcing the appointment of Tony Weisman as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the Brand.  He is a marketing veteran and former North American CEO of DigitasLBi, a global digital agency network. Weisman will officially join Dunkin’ September and we welcome him to the fold.  Shortly thereafter, another release announced they’ll be writing $1.45 billion in new securitized notes, using the proceeds to prepay and retire the outstanding 2015 A-2-I Notes, pay transaction fees and general corporate purposes, which may include a return of capital to shareholders. At the end of the second fiscal quarter of 2017, there was approximately $733 million in outstanding principal amount under the 2015 A-2-I Notes. We don’t believe adding Weisman to the payroll played any role in the decision to refinance.