Greif Bros. 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2012 (June 6, 2012)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (740) 549-6000
(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 Instruction A.2. below):
Section 2 Financial Information
On June 6, 2012, Greif, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release (the Earnings Release) announcing the financial results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2012. The full text of the Earnings Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The Earnings Release included the following non-GAAP financial measures (the non-GAAP Measures):
Management of the Company uses the non-GAAP Measures to evaluate ongoing operations and believes that these non-GAAP Measures are useful to enable investors to perform meaningful comparisons of current and historical performance of the Company. Management of the Company also believes that the non-GAAP Measures provide a more stable platform on which to compare the historical performance of the Company than the most nearly equivalent GAAP data.
Section 7 Regulation FD
On June 7, 2012, management of the Company held a conference call with interested investors and financial analysts to discuss the Companys financial results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2012. The file transcript is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Section 8 Other Events
Exhibit 99.3 to this Form 8-K includes certain quarterly statistical information for Greif, Inc. and its subsidiaries for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2010 and October 31, 2011 and the quarters ended January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2012. This information is being disclosed under both Items 7.01 and 8.01 of this Form 8-K and shall be considered furnished under Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.