Mondelez International, Inc. 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 (Date of earliest event reported): March 15, 2006
KRAFT FOODS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 646-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
Sale of Milk-Bone Pet Snacks Brand and Assets
On March 16, 2006, Kraft Foods Inc. (the Company) issued a press release in connection with the sale of its Milk-Bone pet snacks brand and assets. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
IRS Tax Audit Resolution
The Company files U.S. federal taxes as part of the Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) consolidated federal income tax return and under the terms of the Companys Tax Sharing Agreement with Altria, the Company pays all federal tax liabilities to Altria in cash. In March 2006, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concluded its examination of Altrias consolidated tax returns for the years 1996 through 1999 and issued a final Revenue Agents Report on March 15, 2006. Altria and the Company have agreed with this Report as to all items relating to the Company. Consequently, Altria will reimburse the Company in cash federal tax reserves of $337 million and pre-tax interest of $46 million ($29 million after tax). The Company will also recognize net state tax reversals of $39 million, resulting in a total net earnings benefit of $405 million or $0.24 per diluted share. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Kraft Foods Inc. Press Release, dated March 16, 2006 - Sale of Milk-Bone Pet Snacks Brand and Assets
99.2 Kraft Foods Inc. Press Release, dated March 16, 2006 - IRS Tax Audit Resolution
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.
DATE: March 16, 2006