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EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - CONAGRA BRANDS INC.c61919exv99w1.htm
EX-99.2 - EX-99.2 - CONAGRA BRANDS INC.c61919exv99w2.htm
December 21, 2010
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1-7275   47-0248710
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
One ConAgra Drive    
Omaha, NE
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(402) 240-4000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition
          On December 21, 2010, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release and posted a question and answer document (“Q&A”) on its website containing information on the Company’s second quarter fiscal 2011 financial results. The press release and Q&A are furnished with this Form 8-K as exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively.
          The press release and Q&A include the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted operating profit for the Consumer Foods segment, adjusted unallocated corporate expense, adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and net debt. Management considers GAAP financial measures as well as such non-GAAP financial information in its evaluation of the Company’s financial statements and believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful supplemental information to assess the Company’s operating performance and financial position. These measures are reconciled in the press release and Q&A to the most directly comparable measures as reported in accordance with GAAP, and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of, the Company’s diluted earnings per share and operating performance and financial measures as calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
  (d)   Exhibits
      Exhibit 99.1 Press Release issued December 21, 2010
      Exhibit 99.2 Questions and Answers
This report, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 furnished hereunder, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current views and assumptions of future events and financial performance and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Readers of this report should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect our actual financial results and cause them to vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in this report. These factors include, among other things: availability and prices of raw materials; the impact of the accident at the Garner, N.C., manufacturing facility, including the ultimate costs incurred and the amounts received under insurance policies; the effectiveness of our product pricing, including any price increases and promotions; future economic circumstances; industry conditions; our ability to execute our operating plans; the success of our innovation, marketing, and cost-saving initiatives; the amount and timing of repurchases of our common stock, if any; the competitive environment and related market conditions; operating efficiencies; the ultimate impact of our product recalls; access to capital; actions of governments and regulatory factors affecting our businesses, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; and other risks described in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included in this report which speak only as of the date of this report.



          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.
Date: December 21, 2010  By:   /s/ Colleen Batcheler    
    Name:   Colleen Batcheler   
    Title:   Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary   



Exhibit Index
Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued December 21, 2010
Exhibit 99.2 Questions and Answers