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Exhibit 31.2
I, Kofi A. Bruce, certify that:
 
1.
 
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of General Mills, Inc.;
2.
 
Based
 
on
 
my
 
knowledge,
 
this
 
report
 
does
 
not
 
contain
 
any
 
untrue
 
statement
 
of
 
a
 
material
 
fact
 
or
 
omit
 
to
 
state
 
a
 
material
 
fact
necessary
 
to make
 
the statements
 
made,
 
in light
 
of the
 
circumstances under
 
which such
 
statements were
 
made,
 
not misleading
with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.
 
Based
 
on
 
my
 
knowledge,
 
the
 
financial
 
statements,
 
and
 
other
 
financial
 
information
 
included
 
in
 
this
 
report,
 
fairly
 
present
 
in
 
all
material
 
respects
 
the
 
financial
 
condition,
 
results
 
of
 
operations
 
and
 
cash
 
flows
 
of
 
the
 
registrant
 
as
 
of,
 
and
 
for,
 
the
 
periods
presented in this report;
4.
 
The registrant’s
 
other certifying officer
 
and I are responsible
 
for establishing and
 
maintaining disclosure controls
 
and procedures
(as
 
defined
 
in
 
Exchange
 
Act
 
Rules
 
13a-15(e)
 
and
 
15d-15(e))
 
and
 
internal
 
control
 
over
 
financial
 
reporting
 
(as
 
defined
 
in
Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
(a)
 
designed such
 
disclosure controls
 
and procedures,
 
or caused
 
such disclosure
 
controls and
 
procedures to
 
be designed
 
under
our
 
supervision,
 
to
 
ensure
 
that
 
material
 
information
 
relating
 
to
 
the
 
registrant,
 
including
 
its
 
consolidated
 
subsidiaries,
 
is
made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period
 
in which this report is being prepared;
(b)
 
designed
 
such
 
internal
 
control
 
over
 
financial
 
reporting,
 
or
 
caused
 
such
 
internal
 
control
 
over
 
financial
 
reporting
 
to
 
be
designed
 
under
 
our
 
supervision,
 
to
 
provide
 
reasonable
 
assurance
 
regarding
 
the
 
reliability
 
of
 
financial
 
reporting
 
and
 
the
preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance
 
with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)
 
evaluated
 
the
 
effectiveness
 
of
 
the
 
registrant’s
 
disclosure
 
controls
 
and
 
procedures
 
and
 
presented
 
in
 
this
 
report
 
our
conclusions
 
about the
 
effectiveness
 
of the
 
disclosure
 
controls and
 
procedures,
 
as of
 
the end
 
of the
 
period covered
 
by this
report based on such evaluation; and
(d)
 
disclosed
 
in
 
this
 
report
 
any
 
change
 
in
 
the
 
registrant’s
 
internal
 
control
 
over
 
financial
 
reporting
 
that
 
occurred
 
during
 
the
registrant’s
 
most
 
recent
 
fiscal
 
quarter
 
(the
 
registrant’s
 
fourth
 
fiscal
 
quarter
 
in
 
the
 
case
 
of
 
an
 
annual
 
report)
 
that
 
has
materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect,
 
the registrant’s internal control over
 
financial reporting; and
5.
 
The
 
registrant’s
 
other
 
certifying
 
officer
 
and
 
I
 
have
 
disclosed,
 
based
 
on
 
our
 
most
 
recent
 
evaluation
 
of
 
internal
 
control
 
over
financial
 
reporting,
 
to
 
the
 
registrant’s
 
auditors
 
and
 
the
 
audit
 
committee
 
of
 
the
 
registrant’s
 
board
 
of
 
directors
 
(or
 
persons
performing the equivalent functions):
(a)
 
all significant
 
deficiencies
 
and
 
material
 
weaknesses in
 
the
 
design
 
or operation
 
of internal
 
control
 
over
 
financial reporting
which
 
are
 
reasonably
 
likely
 
to
 
adversely
 
affect
 
the
 
registrant’s
 
ability
 
to
 
record,
 
process,
 
summarize
 
and
 
report
 
financial
information; and
(b)
 
any
 
fraud,
 
whether
 
or
 
not
 
material,
 
that
 
involves
 
management
 
or
 
other
 
employees
 
who
 
have
 
a
 
significant
 
role
 
in
 
the
registrant’s internal control
 
over financial reporting.
Date: December 20, 2022
/s/ Kofi A. Bruce
 
Kofi A. Bruce
 
Chief Financial Officer