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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 7, 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)
 
(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)
 
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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 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
 
On June 7, 2021, Hormel Foods Corporation (the Company) completed the previously announced acquisition of the Planters® snacking portfolio from the Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC). The acquisition includes the Planters®, NUT-rition®, Planters® Cheez Balls and Corn Nuts® brands, as well as three production facilities.

The purchase price is approximately $3.35 billion, subject to customary adjustments. The acquisition was funded from the Company's cash on hand and long-term debt.

The Company intends to file the finalized agreement and any amendments with its next quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

Section 7 – REGULATION FD
 
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
 
On June 7, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing it has acquired the Planters® snacking portfolio from the Kraft Heinz Company. A copy of the press 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
 
(a)    Financial Statements of Business Acquired

Any required historical financial information with respect to the Planters® snacking portfolio will be filed by amendment to this Item 9.01(a) within 71 calendar days after the date on which this Current Report on Form 8-K is required to be filed.

(b)    Pro Forma Financial Information

Any required unaudited pro forma condensed financial information with respect to the combined company will be filed by amendment to this Item 9.01(b) within 71 calendar days after the date on which this Current Report on Form 8-K is required to be filed.

(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: June 7, 2021
By /s/ JAMES N. SHEEHAN
    JAMES N. SHEEHAN
    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
   
   
   
     
Dated: June 7, 2021
By /s/ JANA L. HAYNES
    JANA L. HAYNES
    Vice President and Controller
   

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