Kimberly-Clark 8-K 2006
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: December 13, 2006
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Item 8.01 Other Events
As a result of organizational changes that were effective January 1, 2006, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (the Corporation) began reporting four business segments as initially presented in the Corporations Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2006. The two new business segments, K-C Professional & Other and Health Care, had previously been combined into the Business-to-Business segment. The Personal Care and Consumer Tissue business segments were not affected by the organizational changes and continue to be reported on their historical basis.
The Corporation is recasting the presentation of its reportable segments for all periods reported in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 to conform to the new reporting structure. These changes do not affect the Corporations consolidated net sales, operating profit, net income, earnings per share, Consolidated Balance Sheet or Consolidated Cash Flow Statement.
Included in this Form 8-K are the following Items: Business (Item 1), Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) (Item 7), and the consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2005 (Item 8) restated only to reflect the above change to the Corporations reportable segments.
Item 9.01 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.