Panera Bread Company 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): April 24, 2012
PANERA BREAD COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 314-984-1000
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:
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Attached as Exhibit 99.1, and incorporated herein by reference, is a copy of the press release of Panera Bread Company (the “Company”) dated April 24, 2012 announcing the Company's financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 27, 2012 and describing the Company's earnings targets for the second quarter and full year of fiscal 2012.
The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
The Company will host a conference call that will be broadcast on the Internet at 7:30 A.M. Central Time on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, earnings targets and business outlook for the second quarter and full year of fiscal 2012, and preliminary comparable net bakery-cafe sales results for the first 27 days of the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Investors can access the call at http://www.panerabread.com/investor. Access to the call will be made available for 14 days after the call and the release will be archived for one year.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed:
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.