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UNITED STATES

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): October 14, 2021

 

 

General Mills, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-01185   41-0274440

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

Number One General Mills Boulevard

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  55426
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (763) 764-7600

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below 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 Instructions 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, $.10 par value   GIS   New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due 2023   GIS23A   New York Stock Exchange
0.450% Notes due 2026   GIS26   New York Stock Exchange
1.500% Notes due 2027   GIS27   New York Stock Exchange

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. ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On October 5, 2021, General Mills, Inc. (the “Company”) agreed to sell $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.250% Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”) pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, dated October 5, 2021 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), among the Company and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule II thereto. The Notes will be issued pursuant to that certain Indenture, dated as of February 1, 1996 (as amended, the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, and the Officers’ Certificate and Authentication Order, dated October 14, 2021 (the “Officers’ Certificate”), pursuant to Sections 201, 301 and 303 of the Indenture. The offer and sale of the Notes has been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-259827). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on October 14, 2021.

The purpose of this Current Report is to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission the Underwriting Agreement, the Officers’ Certificate and the opinion of Dorsey & Whitney LLP with respect to the validity of the Notes.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d)

Exhibits.

 

1    Underwriting Agreement, dated October 5, 2021, among the Company and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule II thereto.
4    Officers’ Certificate and Authentication Order, dated October 14, 2021, for the 2.250% Notes due 2031 (which includes the form of Note) issued pursuant to the Indenture.
5    Opinion of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURE

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.

Date: October 14, 2021

 

GENERAL MILLS, INC.
By:  

  /s/ Kofi A. Bruce

  Name: Kofi A. Bruce
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
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