FLOWERS FOODS, INC. (NYSE:FLO) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

FLOWERS FOODS, INC. (NYSE:FLO) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On July17, 2017, Flowers Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) commenced a voluntary employee separation incentive plan (the “VSIP”) as part of its effort to restructure, streamline operations and better position the Company for profitable growth. The VSIP is available to certain salaried employees who meet the VSIP’s age, length-of-service and business function criteria. Employees who elect to participate in the VSIP will receive enhanced separation benefits. The VSIP is expected to be substantially completed by the end of fiscal 2017.

The Company currently does not know which employees will elect to participate in the VSIP. Accordingly, the Company is unable to estimate the costs of the VSIP, which will consist primarily of employee severance and benefits-related costs. The Company will provide an estimate of the amount or range of costs and benefits when a good faith determination can be made, which is expected to be in the third quarter of 2017.

A copy of the press release announcing the VSIP is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.05. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit Number


99.1 Press Release of Flowers Foods, Inc. dated July17, 2017


EX-99.1 2 d425627dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1   Company Press Release   July 17,…
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Flowers Foods, Inc. is a producer and marketer of bakery products. The Company operates in two segments: direct-store-delivery segment (DSD Segment) and warehouse delivery segment (Warehouse Segment). The DSD segment’s production plant locations include Birmingham, Alabama; Opelika, Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Jamestown, North Carolina, and Oxford, Pennsylvania. The Warehouse Segment’s production plant locations include Montgomery, Alabama; Texarkana, Arkansas; London, Kentucky; Tucker, Georgia; Cedar Rapids, Iowa (mix plant); Cleveland, Tennessee, and Crossville, Tennessee. The Company’s DSD Segment operates approximately 40 bakeries that market a range of bakery foods, including breads, buns, rolls, tortillas and snack cakes. The Warehouse Segment produces frozen bread and rolls, and snack cakes. The Warehouse Segment’s Company-owned brands include Mrs. Freshley’s, European Bakers and Broad Street Bakery.

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