Hormel Foods 8-K 2009
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) October 5, 2009
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1 Hormel Place
Austin, MN 55912
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (507) 437-5611
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Section 5 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On October 5, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Susan K. Nestegard to its Board of Directors. Ms. Nestegard was nominated to fill the seat created by the retirement of current Board member Luella G. Goldberg. The press release also announced the retirement of current Board member Gary J. Ray. The retirements of Ms. Goldberg and Mr. Ray will be effective on November 23, 2009.
Ms. Nestegard is the executive vice president of Global Healthcare at Ecolab, Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, MN. Ms. Nestegard will join the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Nestegard is not a party to any transaction with the Company or any subsidiary of the Company, and the Company has not entered into any material contracts or arrangements in connection with her election to the Board of Directors. She will participate in the Hormel Foods Corporation 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
The press release announcing this election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Section 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits pursuant to Item 5.02
99.1 Press release, dated October 5, 2009, announcing the addition of Susan K. Nestegard to the Companys Board of Directors
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.