Smithfield Foods 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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):
Effective July 6, 2009, the Compensation Committee of the Smithfield Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) Board of Directors awarded stock options and/or performance share units to certain executive officers, including the six named executive officers, under the Company’s 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2008 Plan”). The Compensation Committee also approved a performance-based cash award for one executive officer under the 2008 Plan. A summary of these awards is set forth in Exhibit 99.1. The form of stock option award and the form of performance share unit award are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively.
The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 99.1 and each of those exhibits is incorporated herein by reference.
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.