SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2013
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(IRS Employer |
510 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On August 8, 2013, Beam Inc. (the Company) issued a press release reporting its financial results for the second quarter of 2013 and providing guidance for the full year. A copy of the Companys press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to general instruction B.2 to Form 8-K, the information furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 and 7.01 shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
See Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition above.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On August 8, 2013, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan, under which the Company may repurchase up to 3 million shares of the Companys common stock, par value $3.125 per share, with no expiration date for the program. The Company may repurchase shares from time to time in the open market or in other privately negotiated transactions.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release of Beam Inc. dated August 8, 2013.|
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: August 8, 2013||By:||/s/ Robert F. Probst|
|Name:||Robert F. Probst|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|99.1||Press Release of Beam Inc. dated August 8, 2013|