Hillshire Brands Co 8-K 2005
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): February 9, 2005
Sara Lee Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Three First National Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60602-4260
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (312) 726-2600
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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On February 9, 2005, the Board of Directors of Sara Lee Corporation (Sara Lee) elected Brenda C. Barnes as its Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Barnes succeeds C. Steven McMillan, who has served as Chairman of the Board of Sara Lee since October 2001 and as Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee since July 2000. Mr. McMillan will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through Sara Lees annual meeting of stockholders in October 2005, after which he will retire from the company.
Ms. Barnes, age 51, has served as Sara Lees President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2004. She previously served as the Interim President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts from November 1999 to March 2000, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCola North America from 1996 until her retirement in 1998. Prior to that she held various positions with several divisions of PepsiCo, Inc. from 1976 to 1996. Ms. Barnes also served as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and at North Central College in 2002. Ms. Barnes is a member of the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company and Staples, Inc.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosures
On February 10, 2005, Sara Lee issued a press release announcing its strategic transformation plan. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by this reference. The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated February 10, 2005.
Pursuant to the requirement 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.
Dated: February 10, 2005