Mondelez International, Inc. 8-K 2012
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 14, 2012
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.)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On March 14, 2012 our Board of Directors approved $1.7 billion of one-time costs and $0.4 billion in capital expenditures to facilitate the tax-free spin-off of the North American grocery business to our shareholders announced August 4, 2011. The one-time costs include transaction and transition costs for preparing the businesses for independent operations of approximately $0.6 billion and restructuring and implementation costs of approximately $1.1 billion for optimizing operations. Approximately three-quarters of the total costs are expected to result in cash expenditures. The program is expected to be completed by year-end 2014.
This Item 2.05 contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words, and variations of words, such as expect, intend, goal, plan, believe, continue, may, will, and similar expressions are intended to identify our forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, those related to our expected costs; our proposed spin-off; launching the North American grocery and global snacks companies; our capital expenditures and that our spin-off will be tax free. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, our failure to successfully separate the North American grocery and global snacks businesses, managements distraction with spin-off activities and away from business operations, continued volatility of input costs, pricing actions, increased competition, risks from operating internationally including weak economic conditions outside of the U.S., continued consumer weakness and tax law changes. Please also see our risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in our filings with the SEC, including our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Kraft Foods disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this Item 2.05, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
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.