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EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE DATED JULY 24, 2014 - LEGGETT & PLATT INCd762920dex991.htm





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) July 24, 2014




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Missouri   001-07845   44-0324630

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


No. 1 Leggett Road,

Carthage, MO

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 417-358-8131


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 24, 2014, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated issued a press release announcing its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

This information is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or incorporated by reference into any document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

On July 25, 2014 the Company will hold an investor conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results, annual guidance and related matters.

The press release contains the Company’s “net debt to net capitalization ratio.” Reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is set forth in the press release. Company management believes the presentation of net debt to net capitalization provides investors a useful way to evaluate the Company’s debt leverage if the Company was to use its cash to pay down debt. The Company’s cash has fluctuated, sometimes significantly, from period to period. Management uses this ratio as supplemental information to track leverage trends across time periods with variable levels of cash. Net debt to net capitalization may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and should not be considered a substitute for, or more meaningful than long-term debt to total capitalization. Because we may not be able to use our cash to reduce our debt on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the net debt to net capitalization ratio may have material limitations.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information provided in Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated July 24, 2014


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: July 24, 2014

  By:   /S/ JOHN G. MOORE
    John G. Moore
    Senior Vice President –
    Chief Legal & HR Officer and Secretary



Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated July 24, 2014