Smithfield Foods 8-K 2012
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): February 3, 2012
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 February 3, 2012, Mr. Melvin O. Wright submitted his resignation as a director of Smithfield Foods, Inc., as previously planned, after successfully transitioning his responsibilities as Chair of the Pension and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wright has been appointed to the position of Director Emeritus.
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.