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): January 26, 2012 (January 25, 2012)
HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.
On January 25, 2012, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (the “Corporation”) announced its earnings for the first quarter ended December 31, 2011. This announcement is more fully described in the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The contents of such Exhibit are incorporated herein by reference.
In the announcement, the Corporation uses various non-GAAP financial measures, which adjust for factors that are unusual or unpredictable. The Corporation’s management believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding results of operations as they allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. The Corporation’s management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to monitor performance of the businesses. The Corporation cautions investors to consider these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
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.