SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): November 2, 2017
PILGRIMS PRIDE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|1770 Promontory Circle, Greeley, CO||80634-9038|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (970) 506-8000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
As previously disclosed by Pilgrims Pride Corporation (the Company) on a Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 4, 2017, on October 4, 2017, Moy Park (Bondco) Plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Northern Ireland (Bondco), initiated an offer to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding £300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Senior Notes due 2021 issued by Bondco and guaranteed by Moy Park Holdings (Europe) Ltd., a private company incorporated under the laws of Northern Ireland (Moy Park), and certain of its subsidiaries (the Moy Park Notes), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the offer to purchase distributed to holders of the Moy Park Notes on October 4, 2017 (the Offer). The Offer was made by Bondco on behalf of itself and Moy Park, a guarantor under the Moy Park Notes to comply with the indenture, dated as of May 29, 2014, as amended, among Bondco, the guarantors party thereto, The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, registrar, transfer agent and New York paying agent, The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch, as principal paying agent, and The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Dublin Branch, as Irish paying agent, under which the Moy Park Notes were issued.
On November 2, 2017, Bondco issued a press release announcing the final results of the Offer. The Company is furnishing herewith, and incorporating by reference herein, as Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, a copy of the press release.
The information contained in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Exhibit 99.1 contains statements intended as forward-looking statements which are subject to the cautionary statements about forward-looking statements set forth therein.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release issued by Moy Park (Bondco) Plc, dated November 2, 2017.|
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.
November 6, 2017
|Pilgrims Pride Corporation|
|By:||/s/ Fabio Sandri|
Name: Fabio Sandri
Title: Chief Financial Officer