-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, E7+SmaBaYgyD5WwoNHxMB6Uq3z9uxmAceK8rB2MNKjxZH6T/hsjxAIhfkQ3XWMdz l2KtRwxJN8gv58OZoaqLyA== 0001104659-09-037560.txt : 20090610 0001104659-09-037560.hdr.sgml : 20090610 20090610121203 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-09-037560 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20090610 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20090610 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: SMITHFIELD FOODS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000091388 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: MEAT PACKING PLANTS [2011] IRS NUMBER: 520845861 STATE OF INCORPORATION: VA FISCAL YEAR END: 0427 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-07808 FILM NUMBER: 09883878 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 200 COMMERCE STREET STREET 2: EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING CITY: SMITHFIELD STATE: VA ZIP: 23430 BUSINESS PHONE: 7573653000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 200 COMMERCE STREET STREET 2: EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING CITY: SMITHFIELD STATE: VA ZIP: 23430 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: LIBERTY EQUITIES CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19710221 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: LIBERTY REAL ESTATE TRUST DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19661113 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: LORD ABBETT & CO LLC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000728100 IRS NUMBER: 135620131 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 90 HUDSON STREET STREET 2: 11TH FLOOR CITY: JERSEY CITY STATE: NJ ZIP: 07302 BUSINESS PHONE: 201-395-2000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 90 HUDSON STREET STREET 2: 11TH FLOOR CITY: JERSEY CITY STATE: NJ ZIP: 07302 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: LORD ABBETT & CO DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19940808 SC 13G/A 1 a09-15089_16sc13ga.htm SC 13G/A

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 2)*

 

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

832248108

(CUSIP Number)

May 29, 2009

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

x

Rule 13d-1(b)

o

Rule 13d-1(c)

o

Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 



 

CUSIP No. 832248108

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

o

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Delaware

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
3,091,345

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
0

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
3,519,345

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
0

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
3,519,345

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o N/A

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
2.45%

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
IA

 

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Item 1.

 

(a)

Name of Issuer
Smithfield Foods, Inc.

 

(b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
200 Commerce Street

Smithfield, Virginia 23430

 

Item 2.

 

(a)

Name of Person Filing
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC.

 

(b)

Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
90 Hudson Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302.

 

(c)

Citizenship
See No. 4 on page 2.

 

(d)

Title of Class of Securities
See cover page.

 

(e)

CUSIP Number
See cover page.

 

Item 3.

If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a)

o

Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);

 

(b)

o

Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);

 

(c)

o

Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);

 

(d)

o

Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);

 

(e)

x

An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 

(f)

o

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

(g)

o

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

(h)

o

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

(i)

o

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

(j)

o

A non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J);

 

(k)

o

Group, in accordance with § 240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d–1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:____________________________

 

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Item 4.

Ownership

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

See No. 9 on page 2.

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

See No. 11 on page 2.

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote   

See No. 5 on page 2.

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote    

See No. 6 on page 2.

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of   

See No. 7 on page 2.

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of   

See No. 8 on page 2.

 

Item 5.

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following   x.

 

Item 6.

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

Securities reported on this Schedule 13G as being beneficially owned by Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC are held on behalf on investment advisory clients, which may include investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act, employee benefit plans, pension funds or other institutional clients.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

Not applicable.

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group

Not applicable.

 

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Item 10.

Certification

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 

Signature

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

 

June 10, 2009

 

Date

 


/s/ Lawrence H. Kaplan

 

Signature

 


Lawrence H. Kaplan/General Counsel

 

Name/Title

 

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