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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

  

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 26, 2012

 

The J. M. Smucker Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Ohio   001-05111   34-0538550
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission     (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

One Strawberry Lane    
Orrville, Ohio   44667-0280
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)    (Zip Code)

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (330) 682-3000

 

 

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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:

 

£ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
£ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
£ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
£ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

The J. M. Smucker Company (the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired a non-controlling minority interest in Guilin Seamild Biologic Technology Development Co., Ltd., a privately owned manufacturer and marketer of oats products headquartered in Guilin in the Guangxi province of China, for approximately $35 million. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01 is a copy of the press release issued by the Company, dated March 26, 2012.

 

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release issued by The J. M. Smucker Company, dated March 26, 2012.

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

  THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
     
  By: /s/ Jeannette L. Knudsen
    Jeannette L. Knudsen
    Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

 

Date: March 26, 2012

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release issued by The J. M. Smucker Company, dated March 26, 2012.

 

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