8-K 1 d255194d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): December 9, 2016

 

  

 

FLOWERS FOODS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Georgia   1-16247   58-2582379

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA   31757
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (229) 226-9110

 

 

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On December 9, 2016, Flowers Foods, Inc. and Flowers Baking Co. of Jamestown, LLC, reached an agreement to settle Rehberg et al. v. Flowers Foods, Inc. and Flowers Baking Co. of Jamestown, LLC, a class action lawsuit that was filed in March 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte Division). The settlement provides for payment of $9.0 million, comprised of $5.2 million in settlement funds and $3.8 million in attorneys’ fees. The settlement also contains certain non-economic terms that are intended to strengthen and enhance the independent contractor model, which remains in place. This agreement, which covers approximately 270 distributor territories, is subject to court approval.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

    FLOWERS FOODS, INC.
    By:   /s/ R. Steve Kinsey
        Name:   R. Steve Kinsey
        Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: December 9, 2016