8-K 1 a201206088-kspecialcharge.htm FORM 8-K - SPECIAL CHARGE 2012 0608 8-K Special Charge



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2012

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New Jersey
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey  08933
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 732-524-0400
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 8, 2012, the company announced that it expects to incur a special charge in the second quarter of 2012 of approximately $600 million to increase its accrual for the potential settlement of previously disclosed civil litigation matters related to RISPERDAL® (risperidone), INVEGA® (paliperidone), NATRECOR® (nesiritide) and Omnicare, Inc.

(The above contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events.  If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations and projections of Johnson & Johnson.  Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, discussions with state and federal government representatives, which are ongoing, and there can be no assurances that a consensual resolution will be reached, when such a resolution would occur, or what the final terms of any such resolution may be; general industry conditions and competition; economic factors, such as interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approvals; challenges to patents; significant adverse litigation; impact of business combinations; financial distress and bankruptcies experienced by significant customers and suppliers; changes to governmental laws and regulations and domestic and foreign health care reforms; trends toward health care cost containment; increased scrutiny of the health care industry by government agencies; changes in behavior and spending patterns of purchasers of health care products and services; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; disruptions due to natural disasters; manufacturing difficulties or delays; and product efficacy or safety concerns resulting in product recalls or regulatory action. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in Exhibit 99 of Johnson & Johnson's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2012.  Copies of this Form 10-K, as well as subsequent filings, are available online at www.sec.gov, www.jnj.com or on request from Johnson & Johnson.  Johnson & Johnson does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.)

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.

Exhibit No.    Description

99.1        Press Release dated June 8, 2012.

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.

Johnson & Johnson
June 8, 2012
/s/ Douglas K. Chia
Douglas K. Chia