Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. (Form: SC 13G/A, Received: 02/10/2017 12:44:40)


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 06 )*
 
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.  

(Name of Issuer)
 
COMMON

(Title of Class of Securities)
 
14574X104

(CUSIP Number)
 
Calendar Year 2016

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
     x  Rule 13d-1(b)
 
     o  Rule 13d-1(c)
 
     o  Rule 13d-1(d)
 
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 


 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  14574X104            
 
           
1   NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
  FIRST MANHATTAN CO
13-1957714
     
2   CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

  (a)   o
  (b)   x
     
3   SEC USE ONLY
   
   
     
4   CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
   
  USA
       
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH:  5   SOLE VOTING POWER
   
  531,800
     
6   SHARED VOTING POWER
   
  2,356,923
     
7   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
  531,800
     
8   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
   
  2,483,522
     
9   AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
   
  3,015,322
     
10   CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  o
     
11   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
   
  8.41%
     
12   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
   
  BD ,  IA
 

FOOTNOTES
   
 
 
 

 
 
Item 1.

 
(a)
Name of Issuer
 
 
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP

 
(b)
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
 
 
968 JAMES STREET
SYRACUSE, NY 13203

Item 2.

 
(a)
Name of Person Filing
 
 
FIRST MANHATTAN CO.

 
(b)
Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
 
 
399 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022

 
(c)
Citizenship
 
 
USA

 
(d)
Title of Class of Securities
 
 
COMMON

 
(e)
CUSIP Number
 
 
14574X104

 
Item 3.
If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 
(a)
x
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 
(b)
o
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(c)
o
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(d)
o
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 
(e)
x
An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 
(f)
o
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 
(g)
o
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 
(h)
o
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 
(i)
o
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 
(j)
o
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 
(k)
o
A group, in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:

 
 
 

 
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned: 3,015,322

 
(b)
Percent of class: 8.41%

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:

 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: 531,800

 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 2,356,923

 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 531,800

 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 2,483,522

Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
 
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following o .
 
N/A
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
 
N/A
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company
 
N/A
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
 
N/A
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group
 
N/A
 
 
 

 
 
 
Item 10.
Certification
   
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.
 
 

SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
  FIRST MANHATTAN CO.
 
       
Date: February 10, 2017
By:
/s/  NEAL K. STEARNS  
    Name: NEAL K. STEARNS  
    Title:  SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR  
       
 
Footnotes:

Attention:
Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)