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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): December 30, 2020



McCormick & Company, Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-14920   52-0408290

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


24 Schilling Road, Suite 1

Hunt Valley, Maryland

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (410) 771-7301

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



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   MKC-V   New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock Non-Voting   MKC   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

The following information is being furnished under Item 7.01 of Form 8-K: Press Release, dated December 30, 2020, announcing the Registrant’s purchase of FONA International, LLC, a privately-held company, and certain of its affiliates. The Registrant financed the transaction with a combination of cash on hand and commercial paper borrowings. Furnished with this 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release labeled “McCormick Acquires FONA International, LLC.”

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, (i) is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose; and (ii) shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language is such filing.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits





Exhibit Description

99.1    McCormick Acquires FONA International, LLC
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.



/s/ Jeffery D. Schwartz

      Jeffery D. Schwartz
Date: December 30, 2020       Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary