Smithfield Foods 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 27, 2011
SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (757) 365-3000
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):
On January 27, 2011, Smithfield Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that (1) the Company has amended the terms of its previously announced offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash the maximum aggregate principal amount of its 7.75% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2013 and 10% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (collectively, the “Notes”) that it can purchase for $350.0 million (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) and (2) as of 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on January 26, 2011 (the Early Participation Deadline for the Tender Offer), the Company received tenders for approximately $553.4 million aggregate principal amount of Notes.
The foregoing is qualified by reference to the press release that is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which 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.