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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): November 2, 2017


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Commission File Number: 001-32504



(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2021 Spring Road

Suite 600

Oak Brook, IL


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (708) 483-1300

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:

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 2, 2017, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) issued a press release announcing its financial and operating results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017 and providing information relating to its previously announced webcast being held to discuss such results. A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 29, 2017, Robert B. Aiken, Jr. resigned as President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (the “Company”). Sam K. Reed, the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of President effective immediately.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 2, 2017, the Company announced that the Board of Directors adopted a stock repurchase program. The stock repurchase program authorizes the Company to repurchase up to $400 million of the Company’s common stock at any time, or from time to time. Any repurchases under the program may be made by means of open market transactions, negotiated block transactions or otherwise, including pursuant to a repurchase plan administered in accordance with Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). On November 2, 2017 the Board authorized the Company to enter into an administered repurchase plan for $50 million of the $400 million in the next 12 months with the remaining amount to remain at the discretion of management. The Company will repurchase shares opportunistically with a total annual cap of $150 million. The size and timing of any repurchases will depend on price, market and business conditions and other factors. A copy of the press release announcing the share repurchase program is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Form 8-K under Item 2.02, Item 5.02, Item 7.01, Exhibit 99.1, Exhibit 99.2, and Exhibit 99.3 attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific referencing in such filing.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Other Events


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.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Date: November 2, 2017


/s/ Thomas E. O’Neill

Thomas E. O’Neill

General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and officer duly authorized to sign on behalf of the registrant