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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)  May 20, 2021

HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 1-2402 41-0319970
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
 
1 Hormel Place
Austin, MN  55912
(Address of Principal Executive Office, including zip code)

(507) 437-5611
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 
 
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:
 
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 Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock $0.01465 par value HRL 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.



Section 2 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
 
On May 20, 2021, the Company issued an earnings release announcing its financial results for the second quarter ended April 25, 2021.  A copy of the earnings release is furnished as Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 
Section 9 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d)    Exhibits
 
104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL.
 
  
 
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
  HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
    (Registrant)
     
Dated: May 20, 2021
By /s/ JAMES P. SNEE
    JAMES P. SNEE
    Chairman of the Board, President and
    Chief Executive Officer
   
   
   
     
Dated: May 20, 2021
By /s/ JAMES N. SHEEHAN
    JAMES N. SHEEHAN
    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer

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