General Mills, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   September 27, 2010

General Mills, Inc.
(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)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   763-764-7600

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


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Item 5.02(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 27, 2010, at the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of General Mills, Inc. (the “Company”), stockholders adopted the Executive Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), which replaces an existing plan that terminated on September 25, 2010. A description of the Plan can be found in the Definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2010.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On September 27, 2010, General Mills, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Set forth below for each matter voted upon, are the number of votes cast for or against, the number of abstentions and, as applicable, the number of broker non-votes.

      1.   Election of Directors. The following individuals were elected as directors, each to serve a one-year term expiring at the Company’s 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, by the following votes:
Director Nominee   For   Against   Abstain   Non-Votes        
Bradbury H. Anderson
    440,932,236       16,907,986       921,756       88,369,876          
R. Kerry Clark
    456,209,867       1,718,852       833,259       88,369,876          
Paul Danos
    410,571,065       47,220,907       970,006       88,369,876          
William T. Esrey
    450,948,569       6,831,244       982,165       88,369,876          
Raymond V. Gilmartin
    405,094,502       52,631,837       1,035,639       88,369,876          
Judith Richards Hope
    451,287,642       6,654,928       819,408       88,369,876          
Heidi G. Miller
    454,015,376       3,906,691       839,911       88,369,876          
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
    451,786,214       6,110,781       864,983       88,369,876          
Steve Odland
    440,683,299       16,987,748       1,090,931       88,369,876          
Kendall J. Powell
    443,044,602       15,015,084       702,292       88,369,876          
Lois E. Quam
    455,565,152       2,305,147       891,679       88,369,876          
Michael D. Rose
    451,853,574       5,927,802       980,602       88,369,876          
Robert L. Ryan
    455,844,825       1,962,070       955,083       88,369,876          
Dorothy A. Terrell
    451,465,592       6,460,147       836,239       88,369,876          

  2.   Adoption of the Executive Incentive Plan.  A new Executive Incentive Plan was adopted to replace an existing plan, which terminated on September 25, 2010, by the following vote:           
For   Against   Abstain   Non-Votes    
    25,456,973       3,645,152       88,369,876      


  3.   Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 29, 2011 was ratified by the following vote:
For   Against   Abstain    
    8,686,565       1,153,099      

  4.   Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. The Company’s overall executive compensation philosophy, policies and practices, as described in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of the Definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2010, was approved on an advisory basis, by the following vote:
For   Against   Abstain   Non-Votes    
    6,999,780       4,474,111       88,369,876      


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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.

    General Mills, Inc.
October 1, 2010   By:   Trevor V. Gunderson
        Name: Trevor V. Gunderson
        Title: Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary