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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): November 23, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Virginia   1-16483   52-2284372

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60607

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(847) 943-4000

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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class



Symbol (s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, no par value    MDLZ    The Nasdaq Global Select Market
1.625% Notes due 2027    MDLZ27    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
0.250% Notes due 2028    MDLZ28    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
0.750% Notes due 2033    MDLZ33    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
2.375% Notes due 2035    MDLZ35    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
4.500% Notes due 2035    MDLZ35A    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
1.375% Notes due 2041    MDLZ41    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
3.875% Notes due 2045    MDLZ45    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 23, 2021, we increased the size of the Mondelēz International Board of Directors (the “Board”) from 12 to 13 members and appointed Ertharin Cousin to the Board, effective January 1, 2022. The Board has not yet determined to which committees it will appoint Ms. Cousin.

Ms. Cousin will receive the same compensation and indemnification as our other non-employee directors. The compensation program is described in our Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 7, 2021. The form of indemnification agreement is an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 5, 2021.

There are no transactions between Ms. Cousin and us that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Cousin was not selected pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between her and any other person.

A copy of our press release regarding these events is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.







99.1    Mondelēz International, Inc. Press Release, dated November 29, 2021.
104    The cover page from Mondelēz International, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).




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.



/s/ Ellen M. Smith

Name:   Ellen M. Smith
Title:   Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Date: November 29, 2021




Exhibit 99.1




Contacts:                 Tracey Noe (Media)    Shep Dunlap (Investors)                        
   1-847-943-5678    1-847-943-5454   
   news@mdlz.com    ir@mdlz.com   

Mondelēz International Appoints Ertharin Cousin

to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) today announced the appointment of Ertharin Cousin, Founder, President and CEO of the Food Systems of the Future Institute, to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.

“We welcome Ertharin to our Board and look forward to benefitting from her wealth of knowledge and expertise,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman & CEO of Mondelēz International. “Her expert perspective on food policy and sustainability issues will bring important insights and value to our Board and team as we continue advancing our strategy and ESG priorities as a global snacking leader.”

Cousin possesses more than 30 years of experience in the worldwide food industry, working in the government, nonprofit and corporate sectors. Her experience includes serving as Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme; Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in the Obama Administration; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of America’s Second Harvest; and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Albertsons Companies Inc. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bayer AG.

Cousin’s appointment expands the size of the Company’s Board of Directors to 13 members.



About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2020 net revenues of approximately $27 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ .