ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 31, 2012

ConAgra Foods, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-7275 47-0248710
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One ConAgra Drive, Omaha, Nebraska   68102
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   402-240-4000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 31, 2012, a jury in federal court in E. St. Louis, Missouri returned a verdict against ConAgra Foods, Inc. (the "Company") and Westside Salvage (the "Subcontractor") in favor of three employees of the Subcontractor who suffered injuries when they were involved in an accident at the Company’s Chester, Illinois flour milling facility in April of 2010. The verdict was in the amount of approximately $77 million in compensatory damages apportioned between the Company and the Subcontractor and $100 million in punitive damages against the Company. While the Company has insurance policies in place that it believes will cover the full amount of the compensatory and punitive damages (other than a $3 million deductible that we accrued in a prior period), the Company intends to further defend its actions and practices, including an appeal of the verdict and the damages. Safety has been and remains the top priority of the Company.

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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.
June 1, 2012   By:   Colleen Batcheler
        Name: Colleen Batcheler
        Title: EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary