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General Mills, Inc.




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-01185 41-0274440
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
Number One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426-1347
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip 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 November 6, 2017, the Board of Directors of General Mills, Inc. elected Jeffrey L. Harmening to serve as Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2018. Kendall J. Powell will retire from the Board and from his role as Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2017. Mr. Harmening will continue to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Harmening’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99 Press release of General Mills, Inc. dated November 8, 2017.

Exhibit Index


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.