SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):
March 31, 2011
|New Jersey||Commission File Number||21-0419870|
|State of Incorporation||1-3822|| |
One Campbell Place
Camden, New Jersey 08103-1799
Principal Executive Offices
Telephone Number: (856) 342-4800
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On March 31, 2011, Campbell Soup Company (Campbell) announced an offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes bearing interest at the rate of 4.250% per annum, due April 15, 2021 (the Notes).
Campbell may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time on the terms specified in the Notes. The Notes are subject to customary event of default provisions.
The Notes were offered and sold pursuant to an Underwriting Agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) dated March 31, 2011 between Campbell and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as representative of the several underwriters named therein, under Campbells automatic shelf registration statement (the Registration Statement) on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-155626) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on November 24, 2008. Campbell has filed with the SEC a prospectus supplement, dated March 31, 2011, together with the accompanying prospectus, dated November 24, 2008, relating to the offering and sale of the Notes. The Notes are expected to be issued on April 5, 2011 pursuant to the Indenture dated as of November 24, 2008 between Campbell and The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, which was filed with the Registration Statement.
The above description of the Underwriting Agreement and the Notes is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement and the form of Note, each of which is incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 1.1 and 4.1, respectively.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement dated March 31, 2011 between Campbell and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as representative of the several underwriters named therein.|
|4.1||Form of Note.|
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.
|CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY|
|Date: April 1, 2011|
|Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
|Underwriting Agreement dated March 31, 2011 among Campbell and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as representative of the several underwriters named therein.|
|Form of Note.|