• Net profit up 11.2%
  • Operating profit grows 9%
  • Net sales climbs 7.6%
Growth in Latin America and improving results in North America boosted FY results

Growth in Latin America and improving results in North America boosted FY results

US cereal giant Kellogg has recorded an increase in full-year profits and reiterated its 2013 outlook.

Earnings in the year to 29 December amounted to US$961m, an 11.2% increase on the prior-year period. The growth was boosted by its recent acquisition of Pringles, growth in Latin America and improving results in North America.

Operating profit was up 9% to $1.56bn. However, full-year comparable internal operating profit, which excludes items like M&A, integration costs and pension changes, was down 5.9%. Kellogg said the fall was "anticipated" and resulted from inflation in cost of goods sold, a recall in the third quarter and increased investment in brand building.

Full-year reported net sales increased 7.6% to $14.2bn, while internal net sales were up 2.5%.

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Kellogg Company Reports Earnings Per Share at the High End of Guidance for 2012 and Reaffirms Guidance for 2013 Growth

Feb 5, 2013

Comparisons to Previous 2012 Guidance

* Results in line with guidance.
* Full-year internal net sales growth* of 2.5 percent; reported net sales growth of 7.6 percent.
* Full-year comparable internal operating profit growth* declined by 5.9 percent; this measure
excludes all items which affect comparability. Reported operating profit was up 9.5 percent.
* Full-year comparable EPS* of $3.28, at the high end of previous guidance; includes $0.09 of
integration costs (net of one-time benefits) related to the acquisition of Pringles. Excluding
this, EPS was $3.37. Reported EPS was $2.67.

* Internal net sales growth, comparable internal operating profit growth and comparable EPS are
non-GAAP financial measures. See the tables herein for important information about these measures
and a full reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.

Changes Related to Accounting for Pensions and Post-Retirement Benefit Plans

In an effort to increase the visibility into financial results, the company has chosen to adopt a
new method for accounting for pensions; this change has no impact on cash flow. As a consequence
of the change, the company recognized a year-end mark-to-market charge and removed pension-related
amortization expense from results. These changes impacted both operating profit and earnings per
share. Tables with revised historical figures for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 are provided in this
release.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) today announced
that fourth quarter reported net sales increased to $3.6 billion, an 18.2 percent increase from
the fourth quarter of 2011. Internal net sales, which exclude the effects of foreign currency
translation, acquisitions, divestitures and integration costs, increased by 5.3 percent. Full-year
2012 reported net sales increased by 7.6 percent to $14.2 billion, an increase of $999 million
from the full-year 2011 results. Full-year internal net sales increased by 2.5 percent.

Reported operating profit (which includes the impact of the accounting change) was $3.0 million in
the fourth-quarter of 2012 and $1.6 billion for the full year. Comparable internal operating
profit, which excludes the impact of changes to the accounting for pensions and post-retirement
plans, the effects of foreign currency translation, acquisitions, divestitures and integration
costs declined by 7.6 percent. This decline was the result of continued inflation in cost of goods
sold, a double-digit increase in investment in brand building, and the timing of up-front costs.
Full-year comparable internal operating profit declined by 5.9 percent. This decline was as
anticipated and resulted from continued high-levels of inflation in cost of goods sold, a limited
recall in the third quarter of 2012, and increased investment in brand building.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Amounts - Reported Operating Profit to Underlying Operating Profit

(millions) Quarter ended Year-to-date period ended
December 29, December 31, December 29, December 31,
2012 2011 (a) 2012 2011 (a)

Reported Operating Profit $ 2.9 $ (237.9) $ 1,561.8 $ 1,427.0
Mark-to-market(b) (401.3) (664.4) (451.9) (681.7)
Adjusted Operating Profit(c) $ 404.2 $ 426.5 $ 2,013.7 $ 2,108.7
Impact of Changes to Pension Accounting (d) 19.2 30.0 129.3 132.7
Comparable Operating Profit before Accounting Change (e) $ 385.0 $ 396.5 $ 1,884.4 $ 1,976.0
Pringles Integration costs (27.0) -- (76.8) --
Underlying Operating Profit(f) $ 412.0 $ 396.5 $ 1,961.2 $ 1,976.0

(a) Financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefits accounting.
(b) Actuarial gains/losses are recognized in the year they occur. In 2012, asset returns exceeded expectations but discount rates fell almost 100 basis points resulting in a net loss. The loss in 2011 resulted from actual asset returns being less than expected and a decline in discount rates.
(c) Adjusted Operating Profit is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the impact of pension and post-retirement benefits mark-to-market entries and will act as the 2012 base for future comparisons.
(d) Primarily amortization of actuarial gains and losses not included in reported amounts. This adjustment is necessary to provide visibility into comparable operating profit (non-GAAP).
(e) Comparable Operating Profit calculated to correspond to previously provided guidance and is a non-GAAP measure.
(f) Underlying Operating Profit (non-GAAP) eliminates the impact resulting from the adoption of new pension and post-retirement benefits accounting and the impact of integration costs related to the Pringles business.

Reported earnings (which include the impact of the accounting change) were $(0.09) per share in
the fourth quarter and $2.67 per share for the full year. Earnings per share were impacted by
changes in the accounting for pension and post-retirement benefit plans. Full-year comparable
earnings before accounting change (non-GAAP) were $3.28 per share, a decrease of 3 percent from
full-year 2011 earnings of $3.38 per share. Excluding net integration costs related to the
acquisition of Pringles, full-year underlying earnings (non-GAAP) were $3.37 per share, a decrease
of 0.3 percent from the full-year results posted last year. Foreign currency translation lowered
full-year earnings by $0.06 per share and had no impact on the fourth quarter's earnings per
share.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Amounts - Reported EPS to Underlying EPS

Quarter ended Year-to-date period ended
December 29, December 31, December 29, December 31,
2012 2011(a) 2012 2011(a)

Reported EPS $ (0.09) $ (0.54) $ 2.67 $ 2.38
Mark-to-market(b) (0.74) (1.25) (0.85) (1.24)
Adjusted EPS(c) $ 0.65 $ 0.71 $ 3.52 $ 3.62
Impact of Changes to Pension Accounting (d) 0.03 0.07 0.24 0.24
Comparable EPS before Accounting Change (e) $ 0.62 $ 0.64 $ 3.28 $ 3.38
Pringles Integration costs (net of one-time benefits) (0.05) -- (0.09) --
Underlying EPS(f) $ 0.67 $ 0.64 $ 3.37 $ 3.38

(a) Financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefits accounting.
(b) Actuarial gains/losses are recognized in the year they occur. In 2012, asset returns exceeded expectations but discount rates fell almost 100 basis points resulting in a net loss. The loss in 2011 resulted from actual asset returns being less than expected and a decline in discount rates.
(c) Adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the impact of pension and post-retirement benefits mark-to-market entries and will act as the 2012 base for future comparisons.
(d) Primarily amortization of actuarial gains and losses not included in reported amounts. This adjustment is required to provide visibility into comparable EPS (non-GAAP).
(e) Comparable EPS calculated to correspond to previously provided guidance and is a non-GAAP measure.
(f) Underlying EPS (non-GAAP) eliminates the impact resulting from the adoption of new pension and post-retirement benefits accounting and the impact of integration costs net of one-time benefits related to the Pringles business.

"Kellogg Company delivered strong performance in the fourth quarter, continuing the sequential
improvement we've seen all year," said John Bryant, Kellogg Company's president and chief
executive officer. "We met our goals for full-year internal sales, operating profit and earnings
per share growth and we made significant investment in future growth. In addition, the Pringles
acquisition is an excellent strategic fit and provides significant opportunity in our snacks
business across the globe."

North America

Reported net sales growth for Kellogg North America was 7.5 percent in 2012 and 12.3 percent in
the fourth quarter. Internal net sales growth was 3.6 percent for the full year 2012 and 5.5
percent for the fourth quarter. The U.S. Morning Foods and Kashi segment posted internal net sales
growth of 2.7 percent in 2012 and 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter. U.S. Snacks posted internal
net sales growth of 1.9 percent in 2012 and 0.7 percent growth in the fourth quarter, building on
8.3 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2011. The U.S. Specialty Channels business posted
strong internal net sales growth of 7.4 percent for the full year of 2012 and 10 percent in the
fourth quarter. The North America Other business posted internal net sales growth of 7.0 percent
for the full-year 2012 and 11.2 percent growth in the fourth quarter.

North American reported operating profit increased by 1.3 percent and internal operating profit
decreased by 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter. North American reported operating profit increased
by 2.7 percent for the full-year; full-year internal operating profit declined by 0.3 percent,
also due to continued high-levels of commodity inflation, a mid single-digit increase in
investment in brand building, and the limited recall in the third quarter.

International

Kellogg International reported net sales growth of 7.7 percent in 2012 and 30.9 percent in the
fourth quarter. Full-year internal net sales growth was 0.2 percent and fourth quarter internal
net sales growth was 4.8 percent. Internal net sales growth in the Latin American business was 6.7
percent in 2012; internal growth in the fourth quarter was 9.4 percent. Internal net sales in our
European business decreased by 3.8 percent in 2012 and increased by 2.7 percent in the fourth
quarter; performance in the European business improved sequentially as the year progressed. The
Asia Pacific business posted internal net sales growth of 2.7 percent for the full year and 4.6
percent in the fourth quarter.

Kellogg International's full-year reported operating profit decreased by 14.2 percent and internal
operating profit decreased by 16.4 percent. Kellogg International's fourth quarter reported
operating profit declined by 4.7 percent and internal profit declined by 21.9 percent. Latin
America's internal operating profit increased by 19.7 percent in the fourth quarter due to strong
sales growth and a relatively easier comparison to the fourth quarter of last year; included in
the growth was the impact of higher commodity costs. Europe's fourth-quarter internal operating
profit decreased by 7.7 percent due to significant cost inflation and a continued difficult
operating environment. Asia Pacific's internal operating profit decreased by 72.3 percent in the
fourth quarter as the result of up-front costs associated with the closure of a plant in
Australia, a double-digit increase in the rate of investment in brand building, and increased cost
inflation.

Interest and Tax

Kellogg's interest expense totaled $66 million in the fourth quarter and was $261 million for the
year. Including the impact of the change in accounting for pension and post-retirement benefit
plans, the reported effective tax rate was 53 percent for the fourth quarter and 27.4 percent for
the full year. Excluding the mark-to-market adjustment, the effective tax rate was 28.9 percent
for the year, consistent with guidance.

Cash flow

Cash flow, a non-GAAP measure defined as cash from operating activities less capital expenditures,
was slightly more than $1.2 billion for the full year. Kellogg repurchased approximately $63
million of shares during the year, all in the first quarter.

Kellogg Updates 2013 Earnings Guidance

The Company reaffirmed its guidance for reported net sales growth, which is expected to increase
by approximately seven percent in 2013. Kellogg expects full-year reported operating profit to
increase at a rate slightly faster than the rate of earnings-per-share growth. Full-year reported
earnings per share are anticipated to grow between five and seven percent. Guidance for both
operating profit and earnings per share excludes the impact of mark-to-market adjustments. Cash
flow is expected to be in a range between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion.

Bryant continued, "We've done a lot of work in recent years to set the right foundation: we've
invested in the business, we've adjusted our strategy to focus more on growth, and we have
acquired the Pringles business. These have been significant changes for us; we're confident that
they are the right ones and I remain optimistic regarding our potential in the future."

Conference Call / Webcast

Kellogg will host a conference call to discuss these results on February 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Eastern Time. The conference call and accompanying presentation slides will be broadcast live over
the Internet at http://investor.kelloggs.com
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. Analysts and institutional investors may participate in the Q&A session by dialing (877)
270-2148 in the U.S., and (412) 902-6510 outside of the U.S. Members of the media and the public
are invited to attend in a listen-only mode. Rebroadcast information is available at
http://investor.kelloggs.com
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About Kellogg Company

With 2012 sales of more than $14 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is the world's leading producer
of cereal and a leading producer of snacks and frozen foods. Our well-loved brands, which are
produced in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries, include Cheez-It, Coco Pops,
Corn Flakes, Eggo, Frosted Flakes, Kashi, Keebler, Kellogg's, Mini-Wheats, Pop-Tarts, Pringles,
Rice Krispies, Special K, and many more. To learn more about Kellogg Company, including our
corporate responsibility initiatives and rich heritage, please visit www.kelloggcompany.com
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain financial measures have been provided on a non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles) basis. Management believes the use of such non-GAAP measures provides increased
transparency and assists investors in understanding the underlying operating performance of the
company and its segments and in the analysis of ongoing operating trends. All non-GAAP financial
measures have been reconciled with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures either
within this release or in the attachments provided with the release.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This news release contains, or incorporates by reference, "forward-looking statements" with
projections concerning, among other things, the integration of the Pringles business, the
Company's strategy, and the Company's sales, earnings, margin, operating profit, costs and
expenditures, interest expense, tax rate, capital expenditure, dividends, cash flow, debt
reduction, share repurchases, costs, brand building, ROIC, working capital, growth, new products,
innovation, cost reduction projects, and competitive pressures. Forward-looking statements include
predictions of future results or activities and may contain the words "expects," "believes,"
"should," "will," "anticipates," "projects," "estimates," "implies," "can," or words or phrases of
similar meaning.

The Company's actual results or activities may differ materially from these predictions. The
Company's future results could also be affected by a variety of factors, including the ability to
integrate the Pringles business and the realization of the anticipated benefits from the
acquisition in the amounts and at the times expected, the impact of competitive conditions; the
effectiveness of pricing, advertising, and promotional programs; the success of innovation,
renovation and new product introductions; the recoverability of the carrying value of goodwill and
other intangibles; the success of productivity improvements and business transitions; commodity
and energy prices; labor costs; disruptions or inefficiencies in supply chain; the availability of
and interest rates on short-term and long-term financing; actual market performance of benefit
plan trust investments; the levels of spending on systems initiatives, properties, business
opportunities, integration of acquired businesses, and other general and administrative costs;
changes in consumer behavior and preferences; the effect of U.S. and foreign economic conditions
on items such as interest rates, statutory tax rates, currency conversion and availability; legal
and regulatory factors including changes in food safety, advertising and labeling laws and
regulations; the ultimate impact of product recalls; business disruption or other losses from war,
terrorist acts or political unrest; and other items.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and the Company undertakes no
obligation to update them publicly.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(millions, except per share data)

Quarter ended Year ended
(Results are unaudited) December 29, December 31, December 29, December 31,
2012 (a) 2011 (b) 2012 (a) 2011 (b)

Net sales $3,563 $3,015 $14,197 $13,198

Cost of goods sold 2,387 2,144 8,763 8,046
Selling, general and administrative expense 1,173 1,109 3,872 3,725

Operating profit 3 (238) 1,562 1,427

Interest expense 66 55 261 233
Other income (expense), net (6) -- 24 (10)

Income before income taxes (69) (293) 1,325 1,184
Income taxes (37) (98) 363 320
Earnings from joint ventures -- -- (1) --
Net income ($32) ($195) $961 $864
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests -- -- -- (2)
Net income attributable to Kellogg Company ($32) ($195) $961 $866

Per share amounts:
Basic ($0.09) ($.54) $2.68 $2.39
Diluted ($0.09) ($.54) $2.67 $2.38

Dividends per share $.440 $.430 $1.740 $1.670

Average shares outstanding:
Basic 359 358 358 362
Diluted 359 358 360 364

Actual shares outstanding at year end 361 357

(a) Financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

(b) Results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
SELECTED OPERATING SEGMENT DATA

(millions)
Quarter ended Year-to-date period ended
(Results are unaudited) December 29, December 31, December 29, December 31,
2012 (a) 2011 (b) 2012 (a) 2011 (b)

Net sales
U.S. Morning Foods & Kashi $881 $829 $3,707 $3,611
U.S. Snacks 816 702 3,226 2,883
U.S. Specialty 257 219 1,121 1,008
North America Other 360 311 1,485 1,371
Europe 691 494 2,527 2,334
Latin America 285 233 1,121 1,049
Asia Pacific 273 227 1,010 942
Consolidated $3,563 $3,015 $14,197 $13,198

Operating profit
U.S. Morning Foods & Kashi $122 $131 $595 $611
U.S. Snacks 116 112 469 437
U.S. Specialty 52 46 241 231
North America Other 58 55 265 250
Europe 51 42 261 302
Latin America 32 24 167 176
Asia Pacific 6 26 85 104
Total Reportable Segments 437 436 2,083 2,111
Corporate (434) (674) (521) (684)
Consolidated $3 ($238) $1,562 $1,427

(a) Financial results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

(b) Results for the quarter and year-to-date periods ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

In addition to the change in accounting, the Company also changed the way pension and post-retirement benefit related costs are allocated to its reportable segments. Previously the Company allocated all components of net pension and post-retirement benefit expense (i.e. service cost, interest cost, expected return on assets, amortization of gains/loss and prior service cost) to the individual reportable segment. The Company has changed its allocation methodology whereby the reportable segments will only be
allocated service cost and prior service cost. Interest cost, expected return on assets and the annual mark-to-market adjustment are recorded in Corporate.

This change in allocation provides improved transparency into the underlying operating results of the reportable segments. Costs that are more sensitive to changes in actuarial assumptions (including discount rates and expected return on assets) are recorded in Corporate where they are centrally managed.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(millions)

Year ended
(unaudited) December 29, December 31,
2012 (a) 2011 (b)

Operating activities
Net income $961 $864
Adjustments to reconcile net income to operating cash flows:
Depreciation and amortization 448 369
Postretirement benefit plan expense 419 684
Deferred income taxes (159) (93)
Other (21) (115)
Postretirement benefit plan contributions (51) (192)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 161 78

Net cash provided by operating activities 1,758 1,595

Investing activities
Additions to properties (533) (594)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (2,668) --
Other (44) 7

Net cash used in investing activities (3,245) (587)

Financing activities
Net issuances of notes payable 796 189
Issuances of long-term debt 1,727 895
Reductions of long-term debt (750) (945)
Net issuances of common stock 229 291
Common stock repurchases (63) (798)
Cash dividends (622) (604)
Other -- 15

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 1,317 (957)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (9) (35)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (179) 16
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 460 444

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $281 $460

Supplemental financial data:
Cash Flow (operating cash flow less property additions) (c) $1,225 $1,001

(a) Financial results for the year-to-date period ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

(b) Results for the year-to-date period ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

(c) We use this non-GAAP measure of cash flow to focus management and investors on the amount of cash available for debt reduction, dividend distributions, acquisition opportunities, and share repurchase.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(millions, except per share data)

December 29, December 31,
2012 (a) 2011 (b)
(unaudited) *

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $281 $460
Accounts receivable, net 1,454 1,188
Inventories:
Raw materials and supplies 300 247
Finished goods and materials in process 1,065 927
Deferred income taxes 159 149
Other prepaid assets 128 98

Total current assets 3,387 3,069

Property, net of accumulated depreciation of $5,209 and $4,847 3,782 3,281
Goodwill 5,053 3,623
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $53 and $49 2,359 1,454
Pension 184 150
Other assets 478 366

Total assets $15,243 $11,943

Current liabilities
Current maturities of long-term debt $755 $761
Notes payable 1,065 234
Accounts payable 1,402 1,189
Accrued advertising and promotion 517 410
Accrued income taxes 52 66
Accrued salaries and wages 266 242
Other current liabilities 473 411

Total current liabilities 4,530 3,313

Long-term debt 6,082 5,037
Deferred income taxes 536 643
Pension liability 787 560
Nonpension postretirement benefits 414 188
Other liabilities 414 404

Commitments and contingencies

Equity
Common stock, $.25 par value 105 105
Capital in excess of par value 573 522
Retained earnings 5,615 5,305
Treasury stock, at cost (2,943) (3,130)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (931) (1,006)
Total Kellogg Company equity 2,419 1,796

Noncontrolling interests 61 2
Total equity 2,480 1,798
Total liabilities and equity $15,243 $11,943
* Condensed from audited financial statements.

(a) Financial results for the year ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

(b) Results for the year ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Amounts - Reported Operating Profit Growth to Comparable Internal Operating Profit Growth

Quarter ended Year-to-date
period ended
December 29, December 29,
2012 2012

Reported Operating Profit Growth 101.2% 9.5%
Acquisitions/Dispositions 19.3% 8.6%
Integration costs -11.4% -5.4%
Foreign currency -1.0% -1.2%
Internal Operating Profit Growth 94.3% 7.5%
Mark-to-market(a) 103.9% 13.2%
Adjusted Operating Profit Growth(b) -9.6% -5.7%
Impact of Changes to Pension Accounting (c) -2.0% 0.2%
Comparable Internal Operating Profit Growth (d) -7.6% -5.9%

(a) Actuarial gains/losses are recognized in the year they occur. In 2012, asset returns exceeded expectations but discount rates fell almost 100 basis points resulting in a net loss.

(b) Adjusted Operating Profit Growth is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the impact of pension and post-retirement benefits mark-to-market entries and will act as the 2012 base for future comparisons.

(c) Primarily amortization of actuarial gains and losses not included in reported amounts. This adjustment is necessary to provide visibility into comparable operating profit growth (non-GAAP).

(d) Comparable Internal Operating Profit Growth calculated to correspond to previously provided guidance. This measure eliminates the impact resulting from the adoption of new pension and post-retirement benefits accounting and is a non-GAAP measure.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries

Analysis of net sales and operating profit performance

Fourth quarter of 2012 versus 2011
(dollars in millions) U.S. U.S. U.S. North America North America Europe Latin Asia Corp- Consoli-
Morning Foods Snacks Specialty Other America Pacific orate dated
& Kashi
2012 net sales $ 881 $ 816 $ 257 $ 360 $ 2,314 $ 691 $ 285 $ 273 $ -- $ 3,563
2011 net sales $ 829 $ 702 $ 219 $ 311 $ 2,061 $ 494 $ 233 $ 227 $ -- $ 3,015
% change - 2012 vs. 2011:
Volume (tonnage) (c) 3.4% -.1% -.6% 6.4% -- 2.6%
Pricing/mix 2.1% 2.8% 10.0% -1.8% -- 2.7%
Subtotal - internal business (d) 6.3% .7% 10.0% 11.2% 5.5% 2.7% 9.4% 4.6% -- 5.3%
Acquisitions (e) --% 15.5% 7.3% 3.5% 6.6% 37.8% 10.4% 20.2% -- 13.0%
Dispositions (f) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% -3.7% -- -.3%
Integration impact (g) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% -.4% -- --%
Foreign currency impact --% --% --% 1.2% .2% -.6% 2.2% -.2% -- .2%
Total change 6.3% 16.2% 17.3% 15.9% 12.3% 39.9% 22.0% 20.5% -- 18.2%

(dollars in millions) U.S. U.S. U.S. North America North America Europe Latin Asia Corp- Consoli-
Morning Foods Snacks Specialty Other America Pacific orate dated
& Kashi
2012 operating profit (a) $ 122 $ 116 $ 52 $ 58 $ 348 $ 51 $ 32 $ 6 $ (434) $ 3
2011 operating profit (b) $ 131 $ 112 $ 46 $ 55 $ 344 $ 42 $ 24 $ 26 $ (674) $ (238)
% change - 2012 vs. 2011:
Internal business (d) -6.9% -1.7% 9.0% 2.3% -1.6% -7.7% 19.7% -72.3% 36.6% 94.3%
Acquisitions (e) --% 13.8% 4.5% 3.8% 5.7% 49.0% 15.5% 6.5% -.4% 18.2%
Dispositions (f) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% 8.8% --% 1.1%
Integration impact (g) --% -9.2% --% --% -3.0% -24.4% -1.2% -12.6% -.4% -11.4%
Foreign currency impact --% --% --% 1.5% .2% 4.7% 2.2% -6.7% -.4% -1.0%
Total change -6.9% 2.9% 13.5% 7.6% 1.3% 21.6% 36.2% -76.3% 35.4% 101.2%

(a) Financial results for the quarter ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.
(b) Financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.
(c) We measure the volume impact (tonnage) on revenues based on the stated weight of our product shipments.
(d) Internal net sales and operating profit growth for 2012, exclude the impact of acquisitions, divestitures, integration costs and impact of currency. Internal net sales and operating profit growth are non-GAAP financial measures which are reconciled to the directly comparable measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP within these tables.
(e) Impact of results for the quarter ended December 29, 2012 from the acquisition of Pringles.
(f) Impact of results for the quarter ended December 29, 2012 from the divestiture of Navigable Foods.
(g) Includes impact of integration costs associated with the Pringles acquisition.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries

Analysis of net sales and operating profit performance

Year-to-date 2012 versus 2011
(dollars in millions) U.S. U.S. U.S. North North America Europe Latin Asia Corp- Consoli-
Morning Foods Snacks Specialty America Other America Pacific orate dated
& Kashi
2012 net sales $ 3,707 $ 3,226 $ 1,121 $ 1,485 $ 9,539 $ 2,527 $ 1,121 $ 1,010 $ -- $ 14,197
2011 net sales $ 3,611 $ 2,883 $ 1,008 $ 1,371 $ 8,873 $ 2,334 $ 1,049 $ 942 $ -- $ 13,198
% change - 2012 vs. 2011:
Volume (tonnage) (c) --% -4.8% -2.2% 4.5% -- -.8%
Pricing/mix 3.6% 1.0% 8.9% -1.8% -- 3.3%
Subtotal - internal business (d) 2.7% 1.9% 7.4% 7.0% 3.6% -3.8% 6.7% 2.7% -- 2.5%
Acquisitions (e) --% 10.0% 3.8% 1.8% 4.0% 16.6% 4.2% 10.9% -- 6.7%
Dispositions (f) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% -3.4% -- -.2%
Integration impact (g) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% -.1% -- --%
Foreign currency impact --% --% --% -.5% -.1% -4.5% -4.1% -2.8% -- -1.4%
Total change 2.7% 11.9% 11.2% 8.3% 7.5% 8.3% 6.8% 7.3% -- 7.6%

(dollars in millions) U.S. U.S. U.S. North North America Europe Latin Asia Corp- Consoli-
Morning Foods Snacks Specialty America Other America Pacific orate dated
& Kashi
2012 operating profit (a) $ 595 $ 469 $ 241 $ 265 $ 1,570 $ 261 $ 167 $ 85 $ (521) $ 1,562
2011 operating profit (b) $ 611 $ 437 $ 231 $ 250 $ 1,529 $ 302 $ 176 $ 104 $ (684) $ 1,427
% change - 2012 vs. 2011:
Internal business (d) -2.7% -.8% 1.2% 5.2% -.3% -15.8% -3.7% -28.7% 29.3% 7.5%
Acquisitions (e) --% 12.4% 3.1% 1.7% 4.3% 12.6% 2.6% 7.6% -.8% 7.8%
Dispositions (f) --% --% --% --% --% --% --% 9.7% --% .8%
Integration impact (g) --% -4.3% --% --% -1.2% -8.0% -.4% -4.5% -4.1% -5.4%
Foreign currency impact .0% --% --% -.7% -.1% -2.3% -3.5% -2.5% -.6% -1.2%
Total change -2.7% 7.3% 4.3% 6.2% 2.7% -13.5% -5.0% -18.4% 23.8% 9.5%

(a) Financial results for the year ended December 29, 2012 include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.
(b) Financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 have been re-cast to include the impact of adopting new pension and post-retirement benefit plan accounting.
(c) We measure the volume impact (tonnage) on revenues based on the stated weight of our product shipments.
(d) Internal net sales and operating profit growth for 2012, exclude the impact of acquisitions, divestitures, integration costs and impact of currency. Internal net sales and operating profit growth are non-GAAP financial measures which are reconciled to the directly comparable measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP within these tables.
(e) Impact of results for the year ended December 29, 2012 from the acquisition of Pringles.
(f) Impact of results for the year ended December 29, 2012 from the divestiture of Navigable Foods.
(g) Includes impact of integration costs associated with the Pringles acquisition.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
Up-Front Costs*
$ millions

Quarter ended December 29, 2012 Year-to-date period ended December 29, 2012
Cost of Selling, general and Total Cost of Selling, general and Total
goods sold administrative goods sold administrative
(a) expense (a) expense
2012
U.S. Morning Foods & Kashi $ 4 $ 1 $ 5 $ 11 $ 5 $ 16
U.S. Snacks 2 (2) -- 6 4 10
U.S. Specialty -- -- -- -- 1 1
North America Other 3 -- 3 5 1 6
Europe -- -- -- 3 -- 3
Latin America 1 1 2 1 1 2
Asia Pacific 17 -- 17 17 1 18
Corporate -- -- -- -- -- --
Total $ 27 $ -- $ 27 $ 43 $ 13 $ 56

Quarter ended December 31, 2011 Year-to-date period ended December 31, 2011
Cost of Selling, general and Total Cost of Selling, general and Total
goods sold administrative goods sold administrative
(a) expense (a) expense
2011
U.S. Morning Foods & Kashi $ 1 $ 1 $ 2 $ 7 $ 4 $ 11
U.S. Snacks 2 2 4 7 17 24
U.S. Specialty -- -- -- -- 1 1
North America Other 2 1 3 5 1 6
Europe 3 1 4 15 1 16
Latin America -- -- -- -- 1 1
Asia Pacific -- -- -- 2 -- 2
Corporate -- -- -- -- -- --
Total $ 8 $ 5 $ 13 $ 36 $ 25 $ 61

2012 Variance - better(worse) than 2011
U.S. Morning Foods & Kashi $ (3) $ -- $ (3) $ (4) $ (1) $ (5)
U.S. Snacks -- 4 4 1 13 14
U.S. Specialty -- -- -- -- -- --
North America Other (1) 1 -- -- -- --
Europe 3 1 4 12 1 13
Latin America (1) (1) (2) (1) -- (1)
Asia Pacific (17) -- (17) (15) (1) (16)
Corporate -- -- -- -- -- --
Total $ (19) $ 5 $ (14) $ (7) $ 12 $ 5

* Up-front costs are charges incurred by the Company which will result in future cash savings and/or reduced depreciation.
(a) Includes expense associated with capital projects across our supply chain network incurred primarily in North America.

Kellogg Company and Subsidiaries
Transaction and Integration Costs*
$ millions

Quarter ended December 29, 2012 Year-to-date period ended December 29, 2012
Net Sales Cost of goods sold Selling, general and administrative Other Income/Expense Total Net Sales Cost of goods sold Selling, general and administrative Other Income/Expense Total
expense expense
2012
U.S. Snacks $ -- $ -- $ 9 $ -- $ 9 $ -- $ -- $ 18 $ -- $ 18
Europe -- -- 10 -- 10 -- 1 23 -- 24
Latin America -- -- 1 -- 1 -- -- 1 -- 1
Asia Pacific 1 1 2 -- 4 1 1 3 -- 5
Corporate -- -- 3 -- 3 -- -- 28 5 33
Total $ 1 $ 1 $ 25 $ -- $ 27 $ 1 $ 2 $ 73 $ 5 $ 81

* Transaction and integration costs are charges incurred by the Company as a direct result of the work performed for the acquisition of the Pringles business.
No transaction costs were incurred during the quarter ended December 29, 2012.

CONTACT: Analyst Contact: Simon Burton, CFA (269) 961-6636
Media Contact: Kris Charles (269) 961-3799

 

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