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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 23, 2020

 

SANDERSON FARMS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Mississippi

 

1-14977

 

64-0615843

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

127 Flynt Road

Laurel, Mississippi

 

39443

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(601) 649-4030

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value per share

 

SAFM

 

Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 23, 2020, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (the “Registrant”) issued a press release reporting that one of its employees at its McComb, Mississippi processing plant had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Registrant took immediate steps to protect the health and safety of its employees, including identifying individuals in the positive employee’s work area who could be at risk, and sending those employees, along with the infected employee, home to self-quarantine with pay. The Registrant’s other actions in response to this development are discussed in the release, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated by reference in this report.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

Exhibit

No.

   

Description

         
 

99.1

   

Press release of Sanderson Farms, Inc. dated March 23, 2020.

         
 

104

   

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit

No.

   

Description

         
 

99.1

   

Press release of Sanderson Farms, Inc. dated March 23, 2020.

         
 

104

   

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

SANDERSON FARMS, INC.

(Registrant)

Date: March 23, 2020

 

 

By:

 

/s/ D. Michael Cockrell

 

 

 

D. Michael Cockrell

 

 

 

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

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