General Mills 10-Q 2007
COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings represent earnings before income taxes and after-tax earnings of joint ventures, distributed income of equity investees, fixed charges, and amortization of capitalized interest, net of interest capitalized. Fixed charges represent gross interest expense and subsidiary preferred distributions to minority interest holders, plus one-third (the proportion deemed representative of the interest factor) of rent expense. Calculations are based on underlying numbers. We have reclassified previously reported Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges to conform to the current year presentation.