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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): June 17, 2021
PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 1-9273 75-1285071
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1770 Promontory Circle 80634-9038
Greeley CO (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (970) 506-8000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 PPC The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June 17, 2021, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the execution of an acquisition agreement to acquire the Meats and Meals business of Kerry Consumer Foods in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the “Acquisition”). In addition, the Company posted on its websites a slide presentation containing certain information relating to the Acquisition referenced during the Company's conference call of June 17, 2021, as described in the press release. The press release and the slides are furnished herewith as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively.
The information furnished in Item 7.01 and in Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements contained in Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 that state the intentions, plans, hopes, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (referred to herein as the “Company”, “us”, “we”, or “Pilgrim’s”) and its management are considered forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will” and the negative thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the inability to complete the proposed transaction with Kerry Consumer Foods and satisfy the closing conditions to complete the transaction; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction with Kerry Consumer Foods, including the projected benefits to the Company’s profitability and future financial results as a result of the transaction; the risks and impacts of recent and future cyberattacks; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to contain the pandemic and resulting economic downturn on our operations and financial condition, including the risk that the health and safety measures at Pilgrim’s Pride production facilities will not be effective, the risk that we may be unable to prevent the infection of our employees at these facilities, the risk that we may need to temporarily close one or more of our production facilities, the risk that we may experience decreased production and sales due to the changing demand for food products, the risk that we may face a significant increase in delayed payments from our customers, and additional risks related to COVID-19 set forth in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the SEC; matters affecting the poultry industry generally; the ability to execute the Company’s business plan to achieve desired cost savings and profitability; future pricing for feed ingredients and the Company’s products; outbreaks of avian influenza or other diseases, either in Pilgrim’s Pride’s flocks or elsewhere, affecting its ability to conduct its operations and/or demand for its poultry products; contamination of Pilgrim’s Pride’s products, which has previously and can in the future lead to product liability claims and product recalls; exposure to risks related to product liability, product recalls, property damage and injuries to persons, for which insurance coverage is expensive, limited and potentially inadequate; management of cash resources; restrictions imposed by, and as a result of, Pilgrim’s Pride’s leverage; changes in laws or regulations affecting Pilgrim’s Pride’s operations or the application thereof; changes in immigration legislation or increased enforcement efforts in connection with existing immigration legislation that cause the costs of doing business to increase, cause Pilgrim’s Pride to change the way in which it does business, or otherwise disrupt its operations; competitive factors and pricing pressures or the loss of one or more of Pilgrim’s Pride’s largest customers; currency exchange rate fluctuations, trade barriers, exchange controls, expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in international markets and distribution channels; and the impact of uncertainties



of pending or future litigation and the legal matters described in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, as well as other risks described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The forward-looking statements in the exhibits attached hereto speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The exhibits attached hereto also include information that may be considered non-GAAP financial information as contemplated by Regulation G under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including EBITDA and EBITDA margin. A reconciliation of the forward-looking non-GAAP information to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is not included therein, because, without unreasonable effort, the Company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the amount or timing of the non-GAAP adjustments that are used to calculate these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures. While the Company believes that the use of these measures provides a tool for investors to evaluate the impact of the proposed transaction, they should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, the financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP as reported by the Company in its SEC filings.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
99.1
99.2
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File formatted in iXBRL



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.
  PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
 
Date: June 18, 2021 /s/ Matthew Galvanoni
  Matthew Galvanoni
 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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