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 5, 2018
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Number One General Mills Boulevard
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (763) 764-7600
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 5, 2018, Diane L. Neal was appointed to the Board of Directors of General Mills, Inc. (the Company). The Board has determined that Ms. Neal qualifies as an independent director in accordance with the New York Stock Exchange Listing Standards. The Board has not yet determined Ms. Neals committee assignments. The size of the Companys Board is now twelve directors.
Ms. Neals compensation for Board service is consistent with the arrangements described in the Companys definitive proxy statement filed on August 13, 2018, under Director Compensation, including a grant to Ms. Neal of restricted stock units with a grant date fair value of approximately $180,000 at her first board meeting.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Diane L. Neals biographical information is furnished in the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release of General Mills, Inc. dated November 5, 2018.|
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.
Date: November 9, 2018
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
|By:||/s/ Trevor V. Gunderson|
Name: Trevor V. Gunderson
|Title: Vice President, Deputy General Counsel|