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): September 20, 2012
SANDERSON FARMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box 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):
Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 20, 2012, James A. Grimes, who has served as the Registrants Secretary since 1993 and its Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since 1985, notified the Registrant that he will retire effective October 31, 2012. On September 25, 2012 the Registrant appointed Tim Rigney to serve as the Registrants Controller effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Rigney, who is 47, has been the Registrants Corporate Accounting Manager since 2004 and has been employed by the Registrant in various capacities since 1990. The role of Controller is not a corporate office under the Registrants By-Laws, but Mr. Rigney, as Controller, will perform the functions of a principal accounting officer as that term is used in the rules promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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.