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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 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): June 17, 2008
 
INTERSTATE BAKERIES CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
1-11165
43-1470322
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
   
12 East Armour Boulevard
 
Kansas City, Missouri
64111
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(816) 502-4000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 7.01.      Regulation FD Disclosure.

As previously reported, on September 22, 2004, Interstate Bakeries Corporation (the “Company”) and each of its wholly-owned subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”). The filings were made in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri (the “Court”). On June 17, 2008, the Company filed with the Court as required by the Bankruptcy Code a consolidated monthly operating report for the four week period ended May 3, 2008 (the “MOR”).

The Company is required to file the MOR with the Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Trustee pursuant to requirements under Local Rule 2015-2 C. The MOR should be read in conjunction with the Company’s third quarter fiscal 2008 Form 10-Q that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 17, 2008, and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2007 that was filed with the SEC on August 16, 2007. The MOR is not audited and will not be subject to audit or review by the Company’s external auditors on a stand-alone basis at any time in the future. The MOR does not include certain quarterly and year-to-date adjustments reflected upon review of major asset and liability accounts prior to the Company’s filing of its quarterly and annual financial statements with the SEC. The information contained in the MOR is subject to additional qualifications and limitations as described in the Explanatory Notes to the MOR and readers are advised to read and consider such qualifications and limitations carefully. Accordingly, the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon the information contained in the MOR. Readers are also cautioned to refer to the risk factors contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 2, 2007, as supplemented by the Company’s first quarter fiscal 2008 Form 10-Q and third quarter fiscal 2008 Form 10-Q, which address risks that could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. For these reasons, the financial information contained in the report furnished today is not indicative of the Company’s financial condition or operating results on a basis consistent with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

As reflected in the MOR, the Company reported net sales of $224.1 million for the four week period ended May 3, 2008. The Company’s net loss for the four week period ended May 3, 2008 was $9.4 million.

The Company reported cash of $20.4 million as of May 3, 2008. As of May 3, 2008 the Company had borrowed $53.6 million under its $200 million debtor-in-possession credit facility, which is subject to a borrowing base formula based on its level of eligible accounts receivable, inventory, certain real property and reserves. The credit facility was also utilized to support the issuance of letters of credit primarily in support of the Companys insurance programs. As of May 3, 2008, there were $129.1 million of letters of credit outstanding under the debtor-in-possession credit facility, which were partially collateralized by $21.0 million of restricted cash as shown on the MOR. The amount of the credit facility available for borrowing was $17.2 million as of May 3, 2008. In addition to the borrowing base formula, each borrowing under the debtor-in-possession credit facility is subject to its terms and conditions, including the absence of an event of default thereunder.

On May 9, 2008, the Company entered into the Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement, which, among other things, increased the amount available for borrowing under the credit agreement from $200 million to approximately $249.7 million and extended the maturity date to September 30, 2008.

The foregoing description of the MOR is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the MOR attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K under the heading Item 7.01, Regulation FD Disclosure, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Other Matters

Some information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and include statements that reflect, when made, the Companys views with respect to current events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as “may,”will,”expect,”intend,”anticipate,”believe,”estimate,”plan,”could,”should” and “continue” or similar words. These forward-looking statements may also use different phrases. All such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation: the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern; the evaluation of various alternatives, including, but not limited to, the sale of some or all of its assets, infusion of capital, debt restructuring, amending the plan of reorganization previously filed with the Bankruptcy Court, filing a new plan of reorganization, or any combination of these options; the Companys ability to obtain the financing necessary to emerge from Chapter 11; the terms of any reorganization plan ultimately confirmed; the Companys ability to implement its business plan developed as a basis for its discussion regarding one or more plans of reorganization; the Companys ability to obtain concessions from its unionized workforce to reduce costs and allow for greater flexibility in the method and manner of distributing its products; risks associated with the Companys restructuring activities, including the risks associated with achieving the desired savings; the ability of the Company to operate pursuant to the covenants, terms and certifications of its DIP financing facility, as amended and restated; the ability of the Company to obtain court approval with respect to motions in the Chapter 11 proceeding filed by it from time to time; the ability to develop, propose, confirm and consummate one or more plans of reorganization with respect to the Chapter 11 proceeding; the Companys ability to negotiate an extension (if needed) or refinance the debtor-in-possession credit facility; risks associated with third parties seeking and obtaining court approval for the appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee or to convert the Chapter 11 proceeding to a Chapter 7 proceeding; risks associated with cost increases in materials, ingredients, energy and employee wages and benefits; the Companys ability to successfully reject unfavorable contracts and leases; the duration of the Chapter 11 process; the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain adequate terms with vendors and service providers; the potential adverse impact of the Chapter 11 proceeding on the Companys liquidity or results of operations; the Companys ability to operate its business under the restrictions imposed by the Chapter 11 process; the instructions, orders and decisions of the bankruptcy court and other effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; the significant time that will be required by management to implement a plan of reorganization, as well as to evaluate the Companys various alternatives discussed above; risks associated with product price increases, including the risk that such actions will not effectively offset inflationary cost pressures and may adversely impact sales of the Companys products; the effectiveness of the Companys efforts to hedge its exposure to price increases with respect to various ingredients and energy; the ability of the Company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and employees; changes in our relationship with employees and the unions that represent them; successful implementation of information technology improvements; increased costs and uncertainties with respect to a defined benefit pension plan to which we contribute; costs associated with increased contributions to single employer, multiple employer or multi-employer pension plans; the impact of any withdrawal liability arising under the Companys multi-employer pension plans as a result of prior actions or current consolidations; the effectiveness and adequacy of our information and data systems; changes in general economic and business conditions (including in the bread and sweet goods markets); changes in consumer tastes or eating habits; acceptance of new product offerings by consumers and the Companys ability to expand existing brands; the performance of the Companys recent and planned new product introductions, including the success of such new products in achieving and retaining market share; the effectiveness of advertising and marketing spending; any inability to protect and maintain the value of the Companys intellectual property; future product recalls or food safety concerns; actions of competitors, including pricing policy and promotional spending; bankruptcy filings by customers; costs associated with environmental compliance and remediation; actions of governmental entities, including regulatory requirements; the outcome of legal proceedings to which we are or may become a party; business disruption from terrorist acts, our nations response to such acts and acts of war; and other factors.  These statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or developments or otherwise, except as required by law. We have provided additional information in our filings with the SEC, which readers are encouraged to review, concerning other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

Similarly, these and other factors, including the terms of any reorganization plan ultimately confirmed, can affect the value of the Companys various pre-petition liabilities, common stock and/or other equity securities. No assurance can be given as to what values, if any, will be ascribed in the Chapter 11 proceeding to each of these liabilities and/or securities. Accordingly, the Company urges that the appropriate caution be exercised with respect to existing and future investments in any of these liabilities and/or securities.
 
Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)        Exhibits

Exhibit No.
Description
   
    99.1
Interstate Bakeries Corporation Consolidated Monthly Operating Report for the four week period ended May 3, 2008
 
 
 

 

 
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.

Date: June 17, 2008
 
INTERSTATE BAKERIES
   
CORPORATION
       
       
   
By:
 /s/ J. Randall Vance
     
J. Randall Vance
     
Senior Vice President, Chief
     
Financial Officer and Treasurer
 
 
 

 

 
EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.
Description
   
     99.1
Interstate Bakeries Corporation Consolidated Monthly Operating Report for the four week period ended May 3, 2008