Form 8-K












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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 13, 2019



General Mills, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-01185   41-0274440

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Number One General Mills Boulevard

Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)     (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (763) 764-7600

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 2.05

Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On February 13, 2019, we approved restructuring actions to drive efficiencies in targeted areas of our global supply chain by consolidating production and optimizing our labor, logistics and manufacturing platforms, including the closure of our Carson, California yogurt manufacturing facility. We expect to incur approximately $130 million of net expenses related to these actions, including approximately $25 million of severance and approximately $105 million of other exit costs and project-related costs, primarily asset write-offs. We expect to pay approximately $30 million of net cash related to these actions. We expect these actions to be completed by the end of fiscal 2021.


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 thereunto duly authorized.


    General Mills, Inc.
Date: February 15, 2019     By:   /s/ Richard C. Allendorf
      Name: Richard C. Allendorf
      Title: General Counsel and Secretary