SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
September 6, 2007
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)
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|One ConAgra Drive|
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(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure|
On September 6, 2007, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (the Company) will make a presentation to the Lehman Brothers Back-to-School Consumer Conference beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT. The Companys slides for this webcasted event are furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. During the event, the Company intends to confirm previously issued expectations for fiscal 2008 diluted EPS, excluding items impacting comparability, in the range of $1.48. The Company also intends to confirm previously issued expectations that sales for the fiscal 2008 to 2010 timeframe will reflect a 2 to 3% annual growth rate and that diluted EPS for the fiscal 2009 to 2010 timeframe will reflect an 8 to 10% annual growth rate, excluding items impacting comparability.
The presentation contains the non-GAAP financial measures of fiscal 2007 sales for the Companys priority investment and enabler brands on an adjusted basis. Management believes these metrics provide a useful measure for investors examining the Companys sales results for key brands during the previous fiscal year and enables a better understanding of underlying business trends.
This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on managements current views and assumptions of future events and financial performance and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update these statements. Readers of this document should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect the Companys actual financial results and cause them to vary materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, future economic circumstances, industry conditions, the Companys ability to execute its operating and restructuring plans, availability and prices of raw materials, product pricing, competitive environment and related market conditions, operating efficiencies, the ultimate impact of the Companys peanut butter recall, access to capital, actions of governments and regulatory factors affecting the Companys businesses and other risks described in the Companys reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included in this document, which speak only as of the date made.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Exhibit 99.1.||Slide Presentation|
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.
|CONAGRA FOODS, INC.|
|Date: September 6, 2007||By:||/s/ Colleen Batcheler|
|Title:||Vice President, Chief Securities Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
|Exhibit 99.1||Slide Presentation|