This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences of the Spin Off
The following is a summary of certain material U.S. federal income tax consequences to Sara Lee and the holders of Sara Lee common stock resulting from the spin off. This discussion is based upon the Code, existing and proposed Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, and current administrative rulings and court decisions, all as in effect as of the date of this information statement, and all of which are subject to change. Any such change, which may or may not be retroactive, could materially alter the tax consequences to Sara Lee or the holders of Sara Lee common stock as described in this information statement. This summary does not discuss all U.S. federal income tax considerations that may be relevant to you in light of your particular circumstances or to a stockholder that may be subject to special tax rules, including, without limitation:
In addition, the following discussion does not address the tax consequences of the spin off under state, local, or foreign tax laws, the tax consequences of transactions effectuated prior to or after the spin off (whether or not such transactions are undertaken in connection with the spin off), or the tax consequences to stockholders who received our common stock pursuant to the exercise of employee stock options, under an employee stock purchase plan, or otherwise as compensation.