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HEINZ H J CO filed this Form 8-K on 10/21/2013
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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): October 15, 2013

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Pennsylvania

1-3385

25-0542520

(State of Incorporation) (Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One PPG Place, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania

 

15222

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

412-456-5700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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ITEM 5.03.     Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On October 15, 2013, the Company amended Article X, Section 10.1 of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws to change the fiscal year end from the Sunday nearest to April 30 each year to the Sunday nearest to December 31 of each year in order to simplify business processes. This change is effective commencing December 29, 2013.

This change to a calendar year reporting cycle will result in a transition period through the end of calendar 2013 and the Company expects to file a report on Form 10−K covering the eight−month transition period ending December 29, 2013.


SIGNATURE

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY

 

 

 

By

/s/ Daniel F. Shaw

Daniel F. Shaw

General Counsel

 

Dated: October 15, 2013