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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 23, 2020

 

IMAGE

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Ohio

 

001-00434

 

31-0411980

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One Procter & Gamble Plaza , Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, and Zip Code)

513-983-1100

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

  Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

  Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

  Pre-commencement communication pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, without Par Value

 

PG

 

New York Stock Exchange

4.125% EUR notes due December 2020

 

PG20A

 

New York Stock Exchange

0.275% Notes due 2020

 

PG20

 

New York Stock Exchange

2.000% Notes due 2021

 

PG21

 

New York Stock Exchange

2.000% Notes due 2022

 

PG22B

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.125% Notes due 2023

 

PG23A

 

New York Stock Exchange

0.500% Notes due 2023

 

PG24A

 

New York Stock Exchange

0.625% Notes due 2024

 

PG24B

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.375% Notes due 2025

 

PG25

 

New York Stock Exchange

4.875% EUR notes due May 2027

 

PG27A

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.200% Notes due 2028

 

PG28

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.250% Notes due 2029

 

PG29B

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.800% Notes due 2029

 

PG29A

 

New York Stock Exchange

6.250% GBP notes due January 2030

 

PG30

 

New York Stock Exchange

5.250% GBP notes due January 2033

 

PG33

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.875% Notes due 2038

 

PG38

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended tramsition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

 

 


Item 8.01 Other Events.

The Procter & Gamble Company (the “Company”) is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to supplement the risk factors described in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. The following risk factor disclosure should be read in conjunction with the risk factors described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K.

We must successfully manage the demand, supply, and operational challenges associated with the actual or perceived effects of a disease outbreak, including epidemics, pandemics, or similar widespread public health concerns.

Our business may be negatively impacted by the fear of exposure to or actual effects of a disease outbreak, epidemic, pandemic, or similar widespread public health concern, such as reduced travel or recommendations or mandates from governmental authorities to avoid large gatherings or to self-quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These impacts include, but are not limited to:

  Significant reductions in demand or significant volatility in demand for one or more of our products, which may be caused by, among other things: the temporary inability of consumers to purchase our products due to illness, quarantine or other travel restrictions, or financial hardship, shifts in demand away from one or more of our more discretionary or higher priced products to lower priced products, or stockpiling or similar pantry-loading activity; if prolonged such impacts can further increase the difficulty of planning for operations and may adversely impact our results;

  Inability to meet our customers’ needs and achieve costs targets due to disruptions in our manufacturing and supply arrangements caused by the loss or disruption of essential manufacturing and supply elements such as raw materials or other finished product components, transportation, workforce, or other manufacturing and distribution capability; 

  Failure of third parties on which we rely, including our suppliers, contract manufacturers, distributors, contractors, commercial banks, joint venture partners and external business partners, to meet their obligations to the Company, or significant disruptions in their ability to do so, which may be caused by their own financial or operational difficulties and may adversely impact our operations; or

  Significant changes in the political conditions in markets in which we manufacture, sell or distribute our products, including quarantines, governmental or regulatory actions, closures or other restrictions that limit or close our operating and manufacturing facilities, restrict our employees’ ability to travel or perform necessary business functions, or otherwise prevent our third-party partners, suppliers, or customers from sufficiently staffing operations, including operations necessary for the production, distribution, sale, and support of our products, which could adversely impact our results.

Despite our efforts to manage and remedy these impacts to the Company, their ultimate impact also depends on factors beyond our knowledge or control, including the duration and severity of any such outbreak as well as third-party actions taken to contain its spread and mitigate its public health effects.


SIGNATURE

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.

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

     

BY:

 

/s/ Sandra T. Lane

 

Sandra T. Lane

 

Assistant Secretary

 

March 23, 2020

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