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 27, 2018
Philip Morris International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
120 Park Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (917) 663-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 27, 2018, Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) is hosting an investor meeting (“2018 Investor Day”). In connection with the 2018 Investor Day, PMI issued a press release with key highlights of the presentations. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference to this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) is not a U.S. GAAP measure. PMI defines adjusted diluted EPS as reported diluted EPS adjusted for asset impairment and exit costs, tax items and unusual items. PMI believes it is appropriate to disclose this measure as it represents core earnings, improves comparability and helps investors analyze business performance and trends. Adjusted diluted EPS should be considered neither in isolation nor as a substitute for reported diluted EPS prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. PMI calculated 2017 adjusted diluted EPS as reported diluted EPS of $3.88, plus tax items of $0.84 per share primarily related to the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
/s/ JERRY WHITSON
Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
DATE: September 27, 2018