This excerpt taken from the HBI 10-Q filed Nov 13, 2006.
Spin off from Sara Lee Corporation
On September 5, 2006, we were spun off from Sara Lee in a pro rata dividend of all of our outstanding common stock to Sara Lee stockholders. Prior to completing the spin off, Sara Lee received a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the spin off will qualify as a tax-free distribution under Section 355 and a tax-free reorganization under Section 368(a)(1)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a condition to the spin off, on September 5, 2006 we distributed to Sara Lee a cash dividend payment of $1.95 billion and repaid a loan from Sara Lee in the amount of $450 million. As a result of the spin off, Sara Lee ceased to own any equity interest in our company and we became an independent, separately traded, publicly held company. In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we describe the businesses contributed to us by Sara Lee in the spin off as if the contributed businesses were our business for all historical periods described. References in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to our historical assets, liabilities, products, businesses or activities of our business are generally intended to refer to the historical assets, liabilities, products, businesses or activities of the contributed businesses as the businesses were conducted as part of Sara Lee and its subsidiaries prior to the spin off.