8-K 1 d453533d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 8, 2017





The Kraft Heinz Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Commission File Number: 001-37482


Delaware   46-2078182

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(412) 456-5700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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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 September 8, 2017, Kraft Heinz announced certain management changes, all to be effective October 1, 2017, including the appointment of (a) Paulo Basilio, 42, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as Zone President of the United States business, and (b) David Knopf, 29, currently Vice President and Category Head of the Planters business, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

George Zoghbi, currently Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. business, will transition to a Strategic Advisor role going forward working with the Kraft Heinz Board of Directors, our CEO and Mr. Basilio. Mr. Zoghbi will remain a full time employee.

Mr. Basilio joined H.J. Heinz Company in June 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for all facets of our U.S. business. Mr. Knopf joined Kraft Heinz in July 2015 in connection with the merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz Company, initially serving as Vice President of Finance, Head of Global Budget & Business Planning, Zero-Based Budgeting, and Financial & Strategic Planning. Mr. Knopf held various roles at 3G Capital from 2013 to 2015 where he worked on several large acquisitions, including both Burger King and Heinz before joining Kraft Heinz. Previously, he also held positions at Onex Partners and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Knopf has been a partner of 3G Capital since 2015.

A copy of our press release announcing these changes is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

As of the date of this Form 8-K, there had been no compensatory actions taken in connection with these management changes that would be reportable under Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K.



99.1    Press Release, dated September 8, 2017.




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 Kraft Heinz Company
Date: September 8, 2017     By:  

/s/ James J. Savina

      James J. Savina

Senior Vice President, Global General

Counsel and Corporate Secretary



Exhibit Index



99.1    Press Release, dated September 8, 2017.