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AMCR Amcor

Filed: 4 Feb 21, 6:05am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
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FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended December 31, 2020

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from __________ to __________

Commission File Number 001-38932

AMCOR PLC
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Jersey 98-1455367
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

83 Tower Road North
Warmley, Bristol BS30 8XP
United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 117 9753200

    Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, Par Value $0.01 Per ShareAMCRNew York Stock Exchange
1.125% Guaranteed Senior Notes Due 2027AUKF/27New York Stock Exchange

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No

    Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes  No
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    Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large Accelerated FilerEmerging Growth Company
Non-Accelerated FilerSmaller Reporting Company
Accelerated Filer

    If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
    As of February 2, 2021, the registrant had 1,561,977,648 ordinary shares, $0.01 par value, outstanding.

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Amcor plc
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
Table of Contents

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Amcor," the "Company," "we," "our," and "us" in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q refer to Amcor plc and its consolidated subsidiaries.

    This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains certain statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identified with words like "believe," "expect," "target," "project," "may," "could," "would," "approximately," "possible," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "potential," "outlook," or "continue," the negative of these words, other terms of similar meaning or the use of future dates. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Amcor and are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of risks and uncertainties. None of Amcor or any of its respective directors, executive officers or advisors, provide any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements will actually occur. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, but are not limited to:

The continued financial and operational impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic on Amcor and its customers, suppliers, employees and the geographic markets in which it and its customers operate;
changes in consumer demand patterns and customer requirements in numerous industries;
the loss of key customers, a reduction in their production requirements or consolidation among key customers;
significant competition in the industries and regions in which we operate;
the failure to successfully integrate acquisitions in the expected time frame;
the inability to expand our current business effectively through either organic growth, including by product innovation, or acquisitions;
challenges to or the loss of our intellectual property rights;
challenging current and future global economic conditions;
impacts of operating internationally;
price fluctuations or shortages in the availability of raw materials, energy and other inputs, which could adversely affect our business;
production, supply and other commercial risks, including counterparty credit risks, which may be exacerbated in times of economic downturn;
a failure in our information technology systems;
an inability to attract and retain key personnel;
costs and liabilities related to current and future environmental and health and safety laws and regulations;
labor disputes;
the possibility that the phase out of the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") causes our interest expense to increase;
foreign exchange rate risk;
an increase in interest rates;
a downgrade in our credit rating that could increase our borrowing costs and negatively affect our financial condition and results of operations;
a failure to hedge effectively against adverse fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates;
a significant write-down of goodwill and/or other intangible assets;
our need to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting in the future;
an inability of our insurance policies, including our use of a captive insurance company, to provide adequate protection against all of the risks we face;
litigation or regulatory developments;
changing government regulations in environmental, health, and safety matters; and
our ability to develop and successfully introduce new products and to develop, acquire and retain intellectual property rights.

    These risks and uncertainties are supplemented by those identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, those described under Part I, "Item 1A - Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. You can obtain copies of Amcor’s filings with the SEC for free at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date hereof and Amcor does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, or any other information in this communication, as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, or to correct any inaccuracies or omissions in them which become apparent, except as expressly required by law. All forward-looking statements in this communication are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share data)2020201920202019
Net sales$3,103 $3,043 $6,200 $6,184 
Cost of sales(2,452)(2,426)(4,895)(5,020)
Gross profit651 617 1,305 1,164 
Operating expenses:
Selling, general, and administrative expenses(308)(309)(637)(680)
Research and development expenses(23)(23)(49)(49)
Restructuring and related expenses(23)(24)(46)(42)
Other income, net10 11 10 20 
Operating income307 272 583 413 
Interest income13 
Interest expense(37)(52)(77)(112)
Other non-operating income, net12 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in income of affiliated companies277 230 519 326 
Income tax expense(55)(45)(116)(67)
Equity in income of affiliated companies, net of tax19 
Income from continuing operations222 188 422 264 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(8)
Net income$222 $188 $422 $256 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(3)(2)(5)(4)
Net income attributable to Amcor plc$219 $186 $417 $252 
Basic earnings per share:
Income from continuing operations$0.140 $0.115 $0.267 $0.160 
Loss from discontinued operations(0.005)
Net income$0.140 $0.115 $0.267 $0.155 
Diluted earnings per share:
Income from continuing operations$0.139 $0.115 $0.265 $0.160 
Loss from discontinued operations(0.005)
Net income$0.139 $0.115 $0.265 $0.155 
Note: Per share amounts may not add due to rounding. See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Net income$222 $188 $422 $256 
Other comprehensive income:
Net gains on cash flow hedges, net of tax (a)12 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax (b)128 68 152 17 
Net investment hedge of foreign operations, net of tax (c)(2)
Pension, net of tax (d)
Other comprehensive income136 71 166 20 
Total comprehensive income358 259 588 276 
Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest(4)(2)(6)(4)
Comprehensive income attributable to Amcor plc$354 $257 $582 $272 
(a) Tax expense related to cash flow hedges$(1)$(1)$(2)$(1)
(b) Tax benefit related to foreign currency translation adjustments$$$$
(c) Tax benefit related to net investment hedge of foreign operations$$$$
(d) Tax expense related to pension adjustments$(1)$$$
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Unaudited)
($ in millions except share and per share data)December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$755 $743 
Trade receivables, net1,681 1,616 
Inventories, net1,843 1,832 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets434 344 
Total current assets4,713 4,535 
Non-current assets:
Investments in affiliated companies78 
Property, plant and equipment, net3,767 3,615 
Operating lease assets519 525 
Deferred tax assets143 135 
Other intangible assets, net1,920 1,994 
Goodwill5,437 5,339 
Employee benefit assets49 44 
Other non-current assets170 177 
Total non-current assets12,005 11,907 
Total assets$16,718 $16,442 
Liabilities
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$13 $11 
Short-term debt40 195 
Trade payables2,093 2,171 
Accrued employee costs430 477 
Other current liabilities1,102 1,120 
Total current liabilities3,678 3,974 
Non-current liabilities:
Long-term debt, less current portion6,432 6,028 
Operating lease liabilities452 466 
Deferred tax liabilities674 672 
Employee benefit obligations401 392 
Other non-current liabilities233 223 
Total non-current liabilities8,192 7,781 
Total liabilities11,870 11,755 
Commitments and contingencies (See Note 15)00
Shareholders' Equity
Amcor plc shareholders’ equity:
Ordinary shares ($0.01 par value)
Authorized (9,000.0 shares)
Issued (1,562.0 and 1,568.5 shares, respectively)16 16 
Additional paid-in capital5,412 5,480 
Retained earnings293 246 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(884)(1,049)
Treasury shares (4.5 and 6.7 shares, respectively)(45)(67)
Total Amcor plc shareholders' equity4,792 4,626 
Non-controlling interest56 61 
Total shareholders' equity4,848 4,687 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$16,718 $16,442 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Cash flows from operating activities:  
Net income$422 $256 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and impairment287 332 
Net periodic benefit cost
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs
Net gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment(1)(1)
Net loss on disposal of businesses
Equity in income of affiliated companies(19)(5)
Net foreign exchange loss11 15 
Share-based compensation28 13 
Other, net(73)
Loss from hyperinflationary accounting for Argentine subsidiaries15 27 
Deferred income taxes, net(117)
Dividends received from affiliated companies
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effect of acquisitions, divestitures, and currency(253)(192)
Net cash provided by operating activities442 342 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Repayment of loans from affiliated companies
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets(218)(207)
Proceeds from divestiture138 397 
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment and other intangible assets
Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities(76)194 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of shares
Purchase of treasury shares(11)
Proceeds from (purchase of) non-controlling interest(7)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt45 
Repayment of long-term debt(121)(2,112)
Net borrowing of commercial paper328 2,663 
Net repayment of short-term debt(168)(418)
Repayment of lease liabilities(2)(1)
Share buyback/cancellations(75)(223)
Dividends paid(374)(391)
Net cash used in financing activities(409)(442)
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents55 (22)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents12 72 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at beginning of year743 602 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at end of period$755 $674 
Supplemental cash flow information:
Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized$73 $106 
Income taxes paid$168 $184 
Supplemental non-cash disclosures relating to investing and financing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment, accrued but unpaid$73 $61 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity
(Unaudited)
($ in millions, except per share data)Ordinary SharesAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained
Earnings
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Treasury SharesNon-controlling InterestTotal
Balance as of September 30, 2019$16 $5,941 $252 $(773)$(11)$67 $5,492 
Net income186 188 
Other comprehensive income71 71 
Share buyback/cancellations(165)(165)
Dividends declared ($0.115 per share)(183)(11)(194)
Options exercised and shares vested— 
Purchase of treasury shares(1)(1)
Share-based compensation expense
Change in non-controlling interest
Balance as of December 31, 2019$16 $5,783 $255 $(702)$(11)$63 $5,404 
Balance as of June 30, 2019$16 $6,008 $324 $(722)$(16)$65 $5,675 
Net income252 256 
Other comprehensive income20 — 20 
Share buyback/cancellations(223)(223)
Dividends declared ($0.235 per share)(379)(11)(390)
Options exercised and shares vested(15)16 
Purchase of treasury shares(11)(11)
Share-based compensation expense13 13 
Change in non-controlling interest— 
Cumulative adjustment related to the adoption of ASC 842
58 58 
Balance as of December 31, 2019$16 $5,783 $255 $(702)$(11)$63 $5,404 
Balance as of September 30, 2020$16 $5,481 $258 $(1,019)$(49)$57 $4,744 
Net income219 222 
Other comprehensive income135 136 
Share buyback/cancellations(75)(75)
Dividends declared ($0.1175 per share)(184)(2)(186)
Options exercised and shares vested— 
Share-based compensation expense14 14 
Change in non-controlling interest(8)(3)(11)
Balance as of December 31, 2020$16 $5,412 293 $(884)$(45)$56 $4,848 
Balance as of June 30, 2020$16 $5,480 $246 $(1,049)$(67)$61 $4,687 
Net income417 422 
Other comprehensive income165 166 
Share buyback/cancellations(75)(75)
Dividends declared ($0.2325 per share)(365)(9)(374)
Options exercised and shares vested(13)22 
Share-based compensation expense28 28 
Change in non-controlling interest(8)(2)(10)
Cumulative adjustment related to the adoption of ASC 326 (1)
(5)(5)
Balance as of December 31, 2020$16 $5,412 $293 $(884)$(45)$56 $4,848 
(1)Refer to Note 2, "New Accounting Guidance" for more information.
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Amcor plc and Subsidiaries
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 - Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

    Amcor plc ("Amcor" or the "Company") is a global packaging company that employs approximately 47,000 people across approximately 230 principal manufacturing sites in more than 40 countries. The Company develops and produces a broad range of packaging products including flexible packaging and rigid packaging containers.

    The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information. Consistent with these requirements, this Form 10-Q does not include all the information required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. It is management's opinion, however, that all material adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) have been made that are necessary for a fair statement of its interim financial position, results of operations and cash flows. For further information, this Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. There have been no material changes in the accounting policies followed by the Company during the current fiscal year other than the adoption of a new accounting pronouncement discussed below.

    The Company reclassified certain prior year comparative figures in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows to conform to the current year's presentation. This change in presentation did not have an impact on the Company's financial condition or operating results.
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Certain amounts in the Company's notes to condensed consolidated financial statements may not add or recalculate due to rounding.

Note 2 - New Accounting Guidance

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

    In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-13, which is guidance requiring financial assets, or a group of financial assets measured at amortized cost basis to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected when finalized using a loss methodology known as the current expected credit loss methodology ("CECL"). The allowance for credit losses is a valuation account that will be deducted from the amortized cost basis of the financial asset to present the net carrying value at the amount expected to be collected on the financial asset. This updated guidance impacts loans, debt securities, trade receivables, net investments in leases, off-balance-sheet credit exposures, reinsurance receivables and any other financial assets not excluded from the scope that have the contractual right to receive cash. The guidance was effective for the Company on July 1, 2020 and was adopted using the modified retrospective approach. The Company changed its disclosures related to credit losses; refer to Note 9, "Trade Receivables, Net".

    The cumulative effect of the changes made to the Company's consolidated July 1, 2020 balance sheet related to the adoption of CECL is as follows:
($ in millions)June 30, 2020Adjustments Due to AdoptionJuly 1, 2020
Trade receivables, net$1,616 $(7)$1,609 
Deferred tax assets135 137 
Retained earnings246 (5)241 

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

    In December 2019, the FASB issued updated guidance to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions and improving the consistent application of U.S. GAAP in other tax accounting areas. This guidance is effective for annual reporting periods, and any interim periods within those annual periods, that begin after December 15, 2020 with early adoption permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the effects adoption of this guidance will have on the consolidated financial statements and does not expect the adoption will be material to its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures when adopted on July 1, 2021.
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    In March 2020, the FASB issued optional expedients and exceptions to ease the potential burden in accounting for reference rate reform related to contract modifications, hedging relationships, and other transactions that reference the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") or another reference rate expected to be discontinued, subject to meeting certain criteria. The Company is currently evaluating whether to elect the adoption of this optional guidance.

    The Company considers the applicability and impact of all ASUs issued by the FASB. The Company determined that all other ASUs not yet adopted to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements at this time.

Note 3 - Discontinued Operations

    On February 11, 2019, the Company received approval from the European Commission ("EC") for the acquisition of Bemis Company, Inc. ("Bemis"). A condition of the approval was an agreement to divest 3 Bemis medical packaging facilities located in the United Kingdom and Ireland ("EC Remedy"). Upon completion of the Bemis acquisition on June 11, 2019, the Company determined that the EC Remedy met the criteria to be classified as a discontinued operation, in accordance with ASC 205-20, "Discontinued Operations." The sale of the EC Remedy closed on August 8, 2019. The Company recorded a loss on the sale of $9 million, which is the result of the reclassification of accumulated foreign currency translation amounts from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings from discontinued operations upon sale of the EC Remedy.

    The following table summarizes the results of the EC Remedy, classified as discontinued operations, from July 1, 2019 until the sale of the EC Remedy on August 8, 2019:
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Net sales$$$$16 
Loss from discontinued operations(7)
Tax expense on discontinued operations(1)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax$0 $0 $0 $(8)

Note 4 - Restructuring Plans

2019 Bemis Integration Plan

    In connection with the acquisition of Bemis, the Company initiated restructuring activities in the fourth quarter of 2019 aimed at integrating and optimizing the combined organization. As previously announced, the Company continues to target realizing approximately $180 million of pre-tax synergies driven by procurement, supply chain, and general and administrative savings by the end of fiscal year 2022.

    The Company's total 2019 Bemis Integration Plan pre-tax integration costs are expected to be approximately $200 million. The total 2019 Bemis Integration Plan costs include $165 million of restructuring and related expenses and $35 million of general integration expenses. The restructuring and related expenses are comprised of approximately $90 million in employee related expenses, $25 million in fixed asset related expenses, $20 million in other restructuring and $30 million in restructuring related expenses. As of December 31, 2020, the Company has incurred $82 million in employee related expenses, $16 million in fixed asset related expenses, $16 million in other restructuring and $22 million in restructuring related expenses. The Company estimates that net cash expenditures including asset disposal proceeds will be approximately $150 million, of which $115 million relates to restructuring and related expenditures. Cash payments for the six months ended December 31, 2020 were $31 million, of which $25 million were payments related to restructuring and related expenditures. Cash payments of approximately $50 million to $55 million are expected for the balance of the fiscal year with $40 million to $45 million representing payments for restructuring and related expenses. The 2019 Bemis Integration Plan relates to the Flexibles segment and Corporate and is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2022.

    Restructuring related costs are directly attributable to restructuring activities; however, they do not qualify for special accounting treatment as exit or disposal activities. General integration costs are not linked to restructuring. The Company believes the disclosure of restructuring related costs provides more information on the total cost of the 2019 Bemis Integration
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Plan. The restructuring related costs relate primarily to the closure of facilities and include costs to replace graphics, train new employees on relocated equipment and anticipated losses on sale of closed facilities.
    

2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan

    On August 21, 2018, the Company announced a restructuring plan in Amcor Rigid Packaging ("2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan") aimed at reducing structural costs and optimizing the footprint. The Plan includes the closures of manufacturing facilities and headcount reductions to achieve manufacturing footprint optimization and productivity improvements as well as overhead cost reductions.

    The Company's total 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan pre-tax restructuring costs are expected to be approximately $115 million with the main component being the cost to exit manufacturing facilities and employee related costs. The Company estimates that approximately $75 million of the $115 million total costs will result in cash expenditures. Cash payments for the six months ended December 31, 2020 were $13 million, with approximately $5 million expected during the remainder of the fiscal year. The 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan is expected to be substantially completed during fiscal year 2021.

Other Restructuring Plans

    The Company has entered into other individually immaterial restructuring plans ("Other Restructuring Plans"). The Company's restructuring charge related to these plans was 0 and $1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, and $9 million and $1 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company's total incurred restructuring charge for Other Restructuring Plans primarily relates to the Flexibles reporting segment.

Consolidated Amcor Restructuring Plans

    The total costs incurred from the beginning of the Company's material restructuring plans are as follows:
($ in millions)2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan2019 Bemis Integration PlanOther Restructuring PlansTotal Restructuring and Related Expenses (1)
Fiscal year 2019 net charges to earnings$64 $48 $19 $131 
Fiscal year 2020 net charges to earnings37 60 18 115 
Fiscal year 2021 first quarter net charges to earnings23 
Fiscal year 2021 second quarter net charges to earnings21 23 
Expense incurred to date$111 $136 $45 $292 
(1)Total restructuring and related expenses includes restructuring related costs from the 2019 Bemis Integration Plan of $2 million, $15 million, $1 million and $4 million for fiscal year 2019, fiscal year 2020, first quarter of fiscal year 2021 and second quarter of fiscal year 2021, respectively.

















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An analysis of the restructuring charges by type incurred follows:


Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
($ in millions)December 31, 2020December 31, 2019December 31, 2020December 31, 2019
Employee Costs$13 $14 $25 $24 
Fixed Asset Related Costs
Other Costs13 
Total Restructuring Costs$19 $19 $41 $37 


    An analysis of the Company's restructuring plan liability is as follows:
($ in millions)Employee CostsFixed Asset Related CostsOther CostsTotal Restructuring Costs
Liability balance at June 30, 2020$70 $3 $12 $85 
Net charges to earnings25 13 41 
Cash paid(30)(2)(17)(49)
Non-cash and other(2)(2)
Foreign currency translation(1)
Liability balance at December 31, 2020$70 $2 $7 $79 

    The costs related to restructuring activities have been presented on the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income as restructuring and related expenses. The accruals related to restructuring activities have been recorded on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet under other current liabilities and other non-current liabilities.

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Note 5 - Inventories, Net

    Inventories, net are summarized as follows:
($ in millions)December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Raw materials and supplies$825 $809 
Work in process and finished goods1,135 1,127 
Less: inventory reserves(117)(104)
Total inventories, net$1,843 $1,832 

Note 6 - Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Net

Goodwill

    Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill attributable to each reportable segment are as follows:
($ in millions)Flexibles SegmentRigid Packaging SegmentTotal
Balance as of June 30, 2020$4,369 $970 $5,339 
Currency translation91 98 
Balance as of December 31, 2020$4,460 $977 $5,437 

    There is a $4 million accumulated goodwill impairment loss in the Rigid Packaging reportable segment as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Other Intangible Assets, Net

    The components of intangible assets are as follows:
 December 31, 2020
($ in millions)Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated Amortization and ImpairmentNet Carrying Amount
Customer relationships$1,975 $(336)$1,639 
Computer software232 (149)83 
Other (1)318 (120)198 
Balance as of$2,525 $(605)$1,920 

 June 30, 2020
($ in millions)Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated Amortization and ImpairmentNet Carrying Amount
Customer relationships$1,957 $(264)$1,693 
Computer software218 (131)87 
Other (1)321 (107)214 
Balance as of$2,496 $(502)$1,994 
(1)Other includes $17 million and $16 million for December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, respectively, of acquired intellectual property assets not yet being amortized as the related R&D projects have not yet been completed and commercialized.

    Amortization expense for intangible assets during the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 were $45 million and $90 million, respectively and $46 million and $119 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019.

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Note 7 - Fair Value Measurements

    The fair values of the Company’s financial assets and financial liabilities listed below reflect the amounts that would be received to sell the assets or paid to transfer the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price).
    The Company’s non-derivative financial instruments primarily include cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables, trade payables, short-term debt and long-term debt. At December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, the carrying value of these financial instruments, excluding long-term debt, approximates fair value because of the short-term nature of these instruments.

    The fair value of long-term debt with variable interest rates approximates its carrying value. The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt with fixed interest rates is based on market prices, if available, or expected future cash flows discounted at the current interest rate for financial liabilities with similar risk profiles.

    The carrying values and estimated fair values of long-term debt with fixed interest rates (excluding capital leases) were as follows:
 December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
 Carrying ValueFair ValueCarrying ValueFair Value
($ in millions)(Level 2)(Level 2)
Total long-term debt with fixed interest rates (excluding commercial paper and finance leases)$3,566 $3,865 $3,599 $3,793 

Assets and Liabilities Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

    Additionally, the Company measures and records certain assets and liabilities, including derivative instruments and contingent purchase consideration liabilities, at fair value. The following tables summarize the fair value of these instruments, which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis, by level, within the fair value hierarchy:
 December 31, 2020
($ in millions)Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Assets
Commodity contracts$$$$
Forward exchange contracts10 10 
Interest rate swaps25 25 
Total assets measured at fair value$0 $41 $0 $41 
Liabilities
Contingent purchase consideration liabilities$$$19 $19 
Commodity contracts
Forward exchange contracts
Total liabilities measured at fair value$0 $8 $19 $27 

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 June 30, 2020
($ in millions)Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Assets
Forward exchange contracts$$$$
Interest rate swaps32 32 
Total assets measured at fair value$0 $40 $0 $40 
Liabilities
Contingent purchase consideration liabilities$$$15 $15 
Commodity contracts
Forward exchange contracts17 17 
Total liabilities measured at fair value$0 $24 $15 $39 

    The fair value of the commodity contracts was determined using a discounted cash flow analysis based on the terms of the contracts and observed market forward prices discounted at a currency-specific rate. Forward exchange contract fair values were determined based on quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets using inputs such as currency rates and forward points. The fair value of the interest rate swaps was determined using a discounted cash flow method based on market-based swap yield curves, taking into account current interest rates.

    Contingent consideration obligations arise from business acquisitions. The Company's contingent consideration liabilities consist of an $11 million liability that is contingent on future royalty income generated by Discma AG, a subsidiary acquired in March 2017, with the $8 million balance relating to consideration for small business acquisitions where payments are contingent on the Company vacating a certain property or performance criteria. The fair value of the contingent purchase consideration liabilities was determined for each arrangement individually. The fair value was determined using the income approach with significant inputs that are not observable in the market. Key assumptions include the discount rates consistent with the level of risk of achievement and probability adjusted financial projections. The expected outcomes are recorded at net present value, which requires adjustment over the life for changes in risks and probabilities. Changes arising from modifications in forecast related to contingent consideration are expected to be immaterial.

    The fair value of contingent purchase consideration liabilities is included in other current liabilities and other non-current liabilities in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

Assets and Liabilities Measured and Recorded at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis

    In addition to assets and liabilities that are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis, the Company records assets and liabilities at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The Company measures certain assets, including technology intangible assets, equity method investments and other intangible assets at fair value on a nonrecurring basis when they are deemed to be other than temporarily impaired. The fair values of these assets are determined, when applicable, based on valuation techniques using the best information available, and may include quoted market prices, market comparables and discounted cash flow projections.

The Company sold its equity method investment in AMVIG Holdings Limited ("AMVIG") on September 30, 2020. Refer to Note 16, "Disposals".

    Similar to the manner in which it tests other intangible assets, the Company tests technology intangibles for impairment when facts and circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be recoverable from their future cash flows. During the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, there were no triggering events and therefore 0 technology intangible impairment charges recorded.


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Note 8 - Derivative Instruments

    The Company periodically uses derivatives and other financial instruments to hedge exposures to interest rate, commodity and currency risks. The Company does not hold or issue financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes. For hedges that meet the hedge accounting criteria, the Company, at inception, formally designates and documents the instrument as a fair value hedge or a cash flow hedge of a specific underlying exposure. On an ongoing basis, the Company assesses and documents that its hedges have been and are expected to continue to be highly effective.

Interest Rate Risk

    The Company’s policy is to manage exposure to interest rate risk by maintaining a mixture of fixed-rate and variable-rate debt, monitoring global interest rates and, where appropriate, hedging floating interest rate exposure or debt at fixed interest rates through various interest rate derivative instruments, including, but not limited to, interest rate swaps, cross-currency interest rate swaps, and interest rate locks. For interest rate swaps that are accounted for as fair value hedges, changes in the fair value of both the hedging instruments and the underlying debt obligations are immediately recognized in interest expense. Changes in the fair value of interest rate swaps that have not been designated as hedging instruments are reported in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income under other non-operating income, net.

    At December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, the Company had a notional amount of 0 and $100 million cross-currency interest rate swaps outstanding, respectively. The Company did not designate the swaps as hedging instruments and thus changes in fair value were immediately recognized in earnings.

    As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, the total notional amount of the Company’s receive-fixed/pay-variable interest rate swaps accounted for as fair value hedges was $869 million and $837 million, respectively.

Foreign Currency Risk

    The Company manufactures and sells its products and finances operations in a number of countries throughout the world and, as a result, is exposed to movements in foreign currency exchange rates. The purpose of the Company’s foreign currency hedging program is to manage the volatility associated with the changes in exchange rates.

    To manage this exchange rate risk, the Company utilizes forward contracts. Contracts that qualify for hedge accounting are designated as cash flow hedges of certain forecasted transactions denominated in foreign currencies. The effective portion of the changes in fair value of these instruments is reported in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI") and reclassified into earnings in the same financial statement line item and in the same period or periods during which the related hedged transactions affect earnings. The ineffective portion is recognized in earnings over the life of the hedging relationship in the same unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income line item as the underlying hedged item. Changes in the fair value of forward contracts that have not been designated as hedging instruments are reported in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income.

    As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, the notional amount of the outstanding forward contracts was $1.1 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively.

    The Company manages its currency exposure related to the net assets of its foreign operations primarily through borrowings denominated in the relevant currency. Foreign currency gains and losses from the remeasurement of external borrowings designated as net investment hedges of a foreign operation are recognized in AOCI, to the extent that the hedge is effective. The ineffective portion is immediately recognized in other non-operating income, net in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income. When a hedged net investment is disposed of, a percentage of the cumulative amount recognized in AOCI in relation to the hedged net investment is recognized in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income as part of the profit or loss on disposal.

Commodity Risk

    Certain raw materials used in the Company's production processes are subject to price volatility caused by weather, supply conditions, political and economic variables and other unpredictable factors. The Company's policy is to minimize exposure to price volatility by passing through the commodity price risk to customers, including the use of fixed price swaps. The Company purchases on behalf of customers fixed price commodity swaps to offset the exposure of price volatility on the underlying sales contracts. These instruments are cash closed out on maturity and the related cost or benefit is passed through to customers. Information about commodity price exposure is derived from supply forecasts submitted by customers and these
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exposures are hedged by a central treasury unit. Changes in the fair value of commodity hedges are recognized in AOCI. The cumulative amount of the hedge is recognized in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income when the forecast transaction is realized.

    At December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, the Company had the following outstanding commodity contracts that were entered into to hedge forecasted purchases:
 December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
CommodityVolumeVolume
Aluminum34,308 tons44,944 tons
PET resin24,981,002 lbs.26,006,000 lbs.

    The following tables provide the location of derivative instruments in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet:
($ in millions)Balance Sheet LocationDecember 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Assets
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships:
Commodity contractsOther current assets$$
Forward exchange contractsOther current assets
Derivatives in fair value hedging relationships:
Interest rate swapsOther current assets
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Forward exchange contractsOther current assets
Total current derivative contracts23 
Derivatives in fair value hedging relationships:
Interest rate swapsOther non-current assets18 32 
Total non-current derivative contracts18 32 
Total derivative asset contracts$41 $40 
Liabilities
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships:
Commodity contractsOther current liabilities$$
Forward exchange contractsOther current liabilities
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Forward exchange contractsOther current liabilities14 
Total current derivative contracts24 
Total non-current derivative contracts
Total derivative liability contracts$8 $24 

    Certain derivative financial instruments are subject to master netting arrangements and are eligible for offset. The Company has made an accounting policy election not to offset the fair values of these instruments within the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

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    The following tables provide the effects of derivative instruments on AOCI and in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income:
Location of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)Gain (Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships
Commodity contractsCost of sales$(1)$(1)$(4)$(3)
Forward exchange contractsNet sales(1)(1)
Treasury locksInterest expense(1)
Total$(1)$(2)$(5)$(4)

Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of IncomeGain (Loss) Recognized in Income for Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
Forward exchange contractsOther income, net$$$13 $
Cross currency interest rate swapsOther income, net(4)
Total$6 $0 $9 $0 

Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of IncomeGain (Loss) Recognized in Income for Derivatives in Fair Value Hedging Relationships
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Derivatives in fair value hedging relationships
Interest rate swapsInterest expense$(8)$(6)$(9)$(6)
Total$(8)$(6)$(9)$(6)

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Note 9 - Trade Receivables, Net

Trade receivables, net is summarized as follows:
($ in millions)December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Trade receivables, gross$1,713 $1,651 
Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts(32)(35)
Trade receivables, net$1,681 $1,616 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

    The changes in allowance for doubtful accounts, including expected credit losses, during the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Balance as of June 30$(35)$(34)
Impact of adoption of ASU 2016-13 ("CECL") (1)
(7)— 
Recoveries/(charges) to income(3)
Write-offs
Foreign currency and other(1)
Balance as of December 31$(32)$(36)
(1)Refer to Note 2, "New Accounting Guidance" for more information.

The Company determines its allowance for doubtful accounts using a combination of factors, including customer creditworthiness, past transaction history with the customer and changes in customer payment terms or practices. In addition, overall historical collection experience, current economic industry trends and a review of the current status of trade accounts receivable are considered when determining the required allowance for doubtful accounts.

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Note 10 - Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost

    Net periodic benefit cost for benefit plans include the following components:
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Service cost$$$12 $12 
Interest cost10 13 20 25 
Expected return on plan assets(15)(18)(30)(36)
Amortization of net loss
Amortization of prior service credit(1)
Net periodic benefit cost$3 $2 $6 $3 

    Service cost is included in operating income. All other components of net periodic benefit cost other than service cost are recorded within other non-operating income, net.

Note 11 - Income Taxes

    The Company computes its provision for income taxes by applying the estimated annual effective tax rate to year to date income before income taxes and equity in income of affiliated companies and adjusts for discrete tax items recorded in the period.

    The provision for income taxes for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is based on the Company's projected annual effective tax rate for the respective fiscal years, adjusted for specific items that are required to be recognized in the period in which they are incurred.

    Income tax expense for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 is $55 million and $116 million, respectively, compared to $45 million and $67 million for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, respectively .

    The effective tax rate for the six months ended December 31, 2020 increased by 1.8 percentage points compared to the six months ended December 31, 2019, from 20.5% to 22.3%. The increase in the income tax provision and the effective tax rate was primarily related to lower tax benefits on integration and restructuring costs and the increase of operating income earned in higher tax jurisdictions.

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Note 12 - Shareholders' Equity

    The changes in ordinary and treasury shares during the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:
Ordinary SharesTreasury Shares
(shares and $ in millions)Number of SharesAmountNumber of SharesAmount
Balance as of June 30, 20191,626 $16 1 $(16)
Share buy-back/cancellations(22)— — 
Options exercised and shares vested— — (1)16 
Purchase of treasury shares— — (11)
Balance as of December 31, 20191,604 $16 1 $(11)
Balance as of June 30, 20201,569 $16 7 $(67)
Share buy-back/cancellations(7)
Options exercised and shares vested— — (2)22 
Balance as of December 31, 20201,562 $16 5 $(45)

    The changes in the components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) during the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:
Foreign Currency TranslationNet Investment HedgePensionEffective DerivativesTotal Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
($ in millions)(Net of Tax)(Net of Tax)(Net of Tax)(Net of Tax)
Balance as of June 30, 2019$(609)$(11)$(90)$(12)$(722)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications(2)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)14 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)17 (2)20 
Balance as of December 31, 2019$(592)$(13)$(88)$(9)$(702)
Balance as of June 30, 2020$(896)$(14)$(106)$(34)$(1,049)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications127 (2)133 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)25 33 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)152 12 166 
Balance as of December 31, 2020$(744)$(14)$(104)$(22)$(884)

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    The following tables provide details of amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Amortization of pension:
Amortization of prior service credit$$$$(1)
Amortization of actuarial loss
Total before tax effect
Tax benefit on amounts reclassified into earnings(1)— 
Total net of tax$1 $1 $4 $2 
(Gains) losses on cash flow hedges:
Commodity contracts$$$$
Forward exchange contracts
Treasury locks
Total before tax effect
Tax benefit on amounts reclassified into earnings(1)(1)
Total net of tax$1 $2 $4 $3 
(Gains) losses on foreign currency translation:
Foreign currency translation adjustment (1)$$$25 $
Total before tax effect25 
Tax benefit on amounts reclassified into earnings
Total net of tax$0 $0 $25 $9 
(1) During the six months ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded a gain on disposal of AMVIG and other non-core businesses. Upon completion of the sales, $25 million of accumulated foreign currency translation was transferred from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings. Refer to Note 16, "Disposals" for more information on disposals. During the six months ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded a loss on the sale of the EC Remedy of $9 million, which is the result of the reclassification of accumulated foreign currency translation amounts from accumulated other comprehensive income to earnings. Refer to Note 3, "Discontinued Operations" for more information on the sale of the EC Remedy.

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Note 13 - Segments

    The Company's business is organized and presented in the 2 reportable segments outlined below:

Flexibles: Consists of operations that manufacture flexible and film packaging in the food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries.

Rigid Packaging: Consists of operations that manufacture rigid containers for a broad range of predominantly beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads and personal care items and plastic caps for a wide variety of applications.

    Other consists of the Company's undistributed corporate expenses including executive and functional compensation costs, equity method investments, intercompany eliminations and other business activities.

    The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those in the consolidated financial statements. During the first quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company revised the presentation of adjusted earnings before interest and tax ("Adjusted EBIT") from continuing operations in the reportable segments to include an allocation of certain research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses that management previously reflected in Other. The Company refines its expense allocation methodologies to the reportable segments periodically as more refined information becomes available and to align with industry or market changes. Corporate expenses are allocated to the reportable segments based primarily on direct attribution. Prior periods have been recast to conform to the new cost allocation methodology.

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    The following table presents information about reportable segments:
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Sales including intersegment sales
Flexibles$2,450 $2,415 $4,850 $4,846 
Rigid Packaging654 629 1,352 1,340 
Total sales including intersegment sales3,104 3,044 6,202 6,186 
Intersegment sales
Flexibles
Rigid Packaging
Total intersegment sales
Net sales$3,103 $3,043 $6,200 $6,184 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations
Flexibles341 320 653 602 
Rigid Packaging62 58 134 127 
Other(18)(14)(45)(30)
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations385 364 743 699 
Less: Material restructuring programs (1)(25)(24)(39)(41)
Less: Material acquisition costs and other (2)(4)(17)(13)(101)
Less: Amortization of acquired intangible assets from business combinations (3)(41)(41)(82)(109)
Less: Impact of hyperinflation (4)(6)(3)(11)(18)
Add: Net gain on disposals (5)
EBIT from continuing operations310 279 608 430 
Interest income13 
Interest expense(37)(52)(77)(112)
Equity in income of affiliated companies, net of tax(3)(19)(5)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in income of affiliated companies$277 $230 $519 $326 
(1)Material restructuring programs includes the 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan and the 2019 Bemis Integration Plan for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. Refer to Note 4, "Restructuring Plans," for more information about the Company's restructuring plans.
(2)Material acquisition costs and other includes Bemis transaction related costs and integration costs not qualifying as exit costs for the six months ended December 31, 2020. Material acquisition costs and other for the six months ended December 31, 2019 includes $58 million amortization of Bemis acquisition related inventory fair value step-up and $43 million of Bemis transaction related costs and integration costs not qualifying as exit costs.
(3)Amortization of acquired intangible assets from business combinations includes amortization expenses related to all acquired intangible assets from acquisitions impacting the periods presented, including $26 million of sales backlog amortization for the six months ended December 31, 2019 from the Bemis acquisition.
(4)Impact of hyperinflation includes the adverse impact of highly inflationary accounting for subsidiaries in Argentina where the functional currency was the Argentine Peso.
(5)Net gain on disposals includes the gain realized upon the disposal of AMVIG and other non-core businesses. Refer to Note 16, "Disposals" for more information about the Company's disposals.

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    The following tables disaggregates sales, excluding intersegment sales, information by geography in which the Company operates based on manufacturing or selling operation:

Net SalesThree Months Ended December 31,
20202019
($ in millions)FlexiblesRigid PackagingTotalFlexiblesRigid PackagingTotal
North America$894 $523 $1,417 $879 $484 $1,363 
Latin America219 131 350 249 145 394 
Europe938 938 904 904 
Asia Pacific398 398 382 382 
Net sales$2,449 $654 $3,103 $2,414 $629 $3,043 
Net SalesSix Months Ended December 31,
20202019
($ in millions)FlexiblesRigid PackagingTotalFlexiblesRigid PackagingTotal
North America$1,794 $1,110 $2,904 $1,786 $1,069 $2,855 
Latin America446 242 688 512 271 783 
Europe1,832 1,832 1,790 1,790 
Asia Pacific776 776 756 756 
Net sales$4,848 $1,352 $6,200 $4,844 $1,340 $6,184 

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Note 14 - Earnings Per Share Computations

    The Company applies the two-class method when computing its earnings per share ("EPS"), which requires that net income per share for each class of share be calculated assuming all of the Company's net income is distributed as dividends to each class of share based on their contractual rights.

    Basic EPS is computed by dividing net income available to ordinary shareholders by the weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding after excluding the ordinary shares to be repurchased using forward contracts. Diluted EPS includes the effects of share options, restricted shares, performance rights, performance shares and share rights, if dilutive.
 Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
(in millions, except per share amounts)2020201920202019
Numerator  
Net income attributable to Amcor plc$219 $186 $417 $252 
Distributed and undistributed earnings attributable to shares to be repurchased(1)(1)
Net income available to ordinary shareholders of Amcor plc—basic and diluted$218 $186 $416 $252 
Net income available to ordinary shareholders of Amcor plc from continuing operations—basic and diluted$218 $186 $416 $260 
Net income available to ordinary shareholders of Amcor plc from discontinued operations—basic and diluted$$$$(8)
Denominator
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding1,561.9 1,613.7 1,562.2 1,618.6 
Weighted-average ordinary shares to be repurchased by Amcor plc(2.0)(0.3)(2.0)(0.5)
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding for EPS—basic1,559.9 1,613.4 1,560.2 1,618.1 
Effect of dilutive shares10.0 2.0 7.4 1.7 
Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding for EPS—diluted1,569.9 1,615.4 1,567.6 1,619.8 
Per ordinary share income
Income from continuing operations$0.140 $0.115 $0.267 $0.160 
Income from discontinued operations(0.005)
Basic earnings per ordinary share$0.140 $0.115 $0.267 $0.155 
Income from continuing operations$0.139 $0.115 $0.265 $0.160 
Income from discontinued operations(0.005)
Diluted earnings per ordinary share$0.139 $0.115 $0.265 $0.155 
Note: Per share amounts are computed independently for each of the quarters presented. The sum of the quarters may not equal the total year amount due to the impact of changes in average quarterly shares outstanding and all other quarterly amounts may not equal the total year due to rounding.

    Certain outstanding share options were excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation because they were anti-dilutive. The excluded share options for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 represented an aggregate of 0.0 million and 11.4 million shares, respectively. The excluded share options for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019 represented an aggregate of 23.4 million and 20.4 million shares, respectively.

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Note 15 - Contingencies and Legal Proceedings

Contingencies - Brazil

    The Company's operations in Brazil are involved in various governmental assessments and litigation, principally related to claims for excise and income taxes. The Company will vigorously defend its positions and believes it will prevail on most, if not all, of these matters. The Company does not believe that the ultimate resolution of these matters will materially impact the Company's consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows. Under customary local regulations, the Company's Brazilian subsidiaries may need to post cash or other collateral if a challenge to any administrative assessment proceeds to the Brazilian court system; however, the level of cash or collateral already pledged or potentially required to be pledged would not significantly impact the Company's liquidity. At December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, the Company has recorded accruals of $13 million and $12 million, respectively, included in other non-current liabilities in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet, and has estimated a reasonably possible loss exposure in excess of the accrual of $19 million and $18 million, respectively. The litigation process is subject to many uncertainties and the outcome of individual matters cannot be accurately predicted. The Company routinely assesses these matters as to probability of ultimately incurring a liability and records the best estimate of the ultimate loss in situations where the likelihood of an ultimate loss is probable. The Company's assessments are based on its knowledge and experience, but the ultimate outcome of any of these matters may differ from the Company's estimates.

    As of December 31, 2020, Amcor has provided letters of credit of $36 million, judicial insurance of $1 million, and deposited cash of $11 million with the courts to continue to defend the cases.

Contingencies - Environmental Matters

    The Company, along with others, has been identified as a potentially responsible party ("PRP") at several waste disposal sites under U.S. federal and related state environmental statutes and regulations and may face potentially material environmental remediation obligations. While the Company benefits from various forms of insurance policies, actual coverage may not, or only partially, cover the total potential exposures. The Company has recorded $17 million aggregate accruals for its share of estimated future remediation costs at these sites.

    In addition to the matters described above, the Company has also recorded aggregate accruals of $47 million for potential liabilities for remediation obligations at various worldwide locations that are owned or operated by the Company, or were formerly owned or operated.

    While the Company believes that its accruals are adequate to cover its future obligations, there can be no assurance that the ultimate payments will not exceed the accrued amounts. Nevertheless, based on the available information, the Company does not believe that its potential environmental obligations will have a material adverse effect upon its liquidity, results of operations or financial condition.

Legal Proceedings

    NaN lawsuits brought by purported holders of Bemis stock against Bemis and Bemis directors and officers were pending in federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in which plaintiffs sought damages for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. Plaintiffs alleged a failure to disclose adequately information in the proxy statement issued in connection with the Amcor-Bemis merger. The cases are: Dixon, et al. v. Bemis Company, Inc. et al. and Stein v. Bemis Company, Inc. et al., which were instituted on April 15, 2019 and April 17, 2019, respectively. On March 10, 2020 the federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York consolidated the 2 pending cases into a single class action. On January 12, 2021, the court granted a motion to dismiss filed by Bemis and the other defendants and dismissed the case with prejudice.

In addition, a purported holder of Bemis stock filed a putative derivative suit in the Cole County Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial District of Missouri, against Bemis directors and Amcor, alleging that the directors breached fiduciary duties in connection with the Amcor-Bemis merger and that Amcor aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty. The case is Scarantino, et al. v. Amcor Limited, et al., which was instituted on April 19, 2019. On January 26, 2021, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case.




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Note 16 - Disposals

    During the six months ended December 31, 2020, the Company disposed of an equity method investment and other non-core businesses. The Company completed the sale of the equity method investment in AMVIG on September 30, 2020, realizing a net gain of $15 million, which was recorded in the line equity in income of affiliated companies, net of tax. The Company also completed the disposal of 2 non-core businesses in India and Argentina in the Flexibles segment during the first quarter of fiscal 2021, recording a loss on sale of $6 million, which was primarily driven by the reclassification of cumulative translation adjustments through the income statement that had previously been recorded in other comprehensive income.

Note 17 - Subsequent Events

    On February 2, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1175 per share to be paid on March 16, 2021 to shareholders of record as of February 24, 2021. Amcor has received a waiver from the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") settlement operating rules, which will allow Amcor to defer processing conversions between ordinary share and CHESS Depositary Instrument ("CDI") registers from February 23, 2021 to February 24, 2021, inclusive.

On February 2, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors approved a $200 million buyback of ordinary shares and Chess Depositary Instruments ("CDIs"). Pursuant to this program, purchases of the Company's ordinary shares and CDIs will be made subject to market conditions and at prevailing market prices, through open market purchases. The Company expects to complete the share buyback within twelve months; however, the timing, volume and nature of repurchases may be amended, suspended or discontinued at any time.

    
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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

    Management’s Discussion and Analysis ("M,D&A") should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements and Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Throughout the M,D&A, amounts and percentages may not recalculate due to rounding.

Summary of Financial Results
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Net sales$3,103 100.0 %$3,043 100.0 %$6,200 100.0 %$6,184 100.0 %
Cost of Sales(2,452)(79.0 %)(2,426)(79.7 %)(4,895)(79.0 %)(5,020)(81.2 %)
Gross profit651 21.0 %617 20.3 %1,305 21.0 %1,164 18.8 %
Operating expenses:
Selling, general, and administrative expenses(308)(9.9 %)(309)(10.2 %)(637)(10.3 %)(680)(11.0 %)
Research and development expenses(23)(0.7 %)(23)(0.8 %)(49)(0.8 %)(49)(0.8 %)
Restructuring and related expenses(23)(0.7 %)(24)(0.8 %)(46)(0.7 %)(42)(0.7 %)
Other income, net10 0.3 %11 0.4 %10 0.2 %20 0.3 %
Operating income307 9.9 %272 8.9 %583 9.4 %413 6.7 %
Interest income0.1 %0.2 %0.1 %13 0.2 %
Interest expense(37)(1.2 %)(52)(1.7 %)(77)(1.2 %)(112)(1.8 %)
Other non-operating income, net0.1 %0.1 %0.1 %12 0.2 %
Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in income of affiliated companies277 8.9 %230 7.6 %519 8.4 %326 5.3 %
Income tax expense(55)(1.8 %)(45)(1.5 %)(116)(1.9 %)(67)(1.1 %)
Equity in income of affiliated companies— — 0.1 %19 0.3 %0.1 %
Income from continuing operations222 7.2 %188 6.2 %422 6.8 %264 4.3 %
Loss from discontinued operations— — — — — — (8)(0.1 %)
Net income$222 7.2 %$188 6.2 %$422 6.8 %$256 4.1 %
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(3)(0.1 %)(2)(0.1 %)(5)(0.1 %)(4)(0.1 %)
Net income attributable to Amcor plc$219 7.1 %$186 6.1 %$417 6.7 %$252 4.1 %

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Overview

    Amcor is a global packaging company with total sales of approximately $12.5 billion in fiscal year 2020. We employ approximately 47,000 people across approximately 230 principal manufacturing sites in more than 40 countries, and are a leader in developing and producing a broad range of packaging products including flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons and closures. In fiscal year 2020, the majority of sales were made to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, home and personal care, and other consumer goods end markets.

Significant Items Affecting the Periods Presented

Impact of COVID-19

    The 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") has resulted in a period of unprecedented uncertainty and challenges which did not abate in our second fiscal quarter. Amcor’s business is almost entirely exposed to end markets which have demonstrated the same resilience experienced through past economic cycles. Our scale and global footprint has enabled us to collaborate with customers and suppliers to meet volatile changes in demand and continue to service our customers. We believe we are well-positioned to continue to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we cannot reasonably estimate the duration and severity of this pandemic or its ultimate impact on the global economy and our operations and financial results. The ultimate near-term impact of the pandemic on our business will depend on the extent and nature of any future disruptions across the supply chain, government imposed restrictions on consumer mobility and the pace of macroeconomic recovery in key global economies. Our priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be protecting the health and safety of our employees and effectively managing our operations and supply chains to meet the needs of our customers.

Health and Safety

    Amcor’s commitment to the health and safety of its employees remains our first priority. Our rigorous precautionary measures include the formation of global and regional response teams that maintain contact with authorities and experts to actively manage the situation, restrictions on company travel, quarantine protocols for employees who may have had exposure or have symptoms, frequent disinfecting of Amcor locations and other measures designed to help protect employees, customers and suppliers. We expect to continue these measures until the COVID-19 pandemic is adequately contained for our business.

Operations and Supply Chain

    While we have experienced isolated disruptions to our operations to date, including in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, our operations have largely been deemed as providing essential services and continue to supply our customers. However, we have experienced continued volatility in customer order patterns and could continue to experience significant volatility in the demand for our products in the future. Our facilities have largely been exempt from government mandated closure orders. While governmental measures may be modified, we expect that our facilities will remain operational given the essential products we supply. However, despite our best efforts to contain the impact in our facilities, it remains possible that significant disruptions could occur as a result of the pandemic, including temporary closures of our facilities.

    We have not experienced any material disruptions in our supply chain to date and continue to monitor the risk of customer, raw material and other supply chain disruptions.

2019 Bemis Integration Plan

    In connection with the acquisition of Bemis, the Company initiated restructuring activities in the fourth quarter of 2019 aimed at integrating and optimizing the combined organization. As previously announced, the Company continues to target realizing approximately $180 million of pre-tax synergies driven by procurement, supply chain, and general and administrative savings by the end of fiscal year 2022.

    The Company's total 2019 Bemis Integration Plan pre-tax integration costs are expected to be approximately $200 million. The total 2019 Bemis Integration Plan costs include $165 million of restructuring and related expenses and $35 million of general integration expenses. The restructuring and related expenses are comprised of approximately $90 million in employee related expenses, $25 million in fixed asset related expenses, $20 million in other restructuring and $30 million in restructuring related expenses. The Company estimates that net cash expenditures including asset disposal proceeds will be approximately $150 million, of which $115 million relates to restructuring and related expenditures. Cash payments for the six months ended December 31, 2020 were $31 million, of which $25 million were payments related to restructuring and related expenditures. Cash payments of approximately $50 million to $55 million are expected for the balance of the fiscal year with
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$40 million to $45 million representing payments for restructuring and related expenses. The 2019 Bemis Integration Plan relates to the Flexibles segment and Corporate and is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2022.

    Restructuring related costs are directly attributable to restructuring activities; however, they do not qualify for special accounting treatment as exit or disposal activities. General integration costs are not linked to restructuring. The Company believes the disclosure of restructuring related costs provides more information on the total cost of our 2019 Bemis Integration Plan. The restructuring related costs relate primarily to the closure of facilities and include costs to replace graphics, train new employees on relocated equipment and anticipated loss on sale of closed facilities.
    
2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan

    On August 21, 2018, the Company announced a restructuring plan in Amcor Rigid Packaging ("2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan") aimed at reducing structural costs and optimizing the footprint. The Plan includes the closures of manufacturing facilities and headcount reductions to achieve manufacturing footprint optimization and productivity improvements as well as overhead cost reductions.

    The Company's total 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan pre-tax restructuring costs are expected to be approximately $115 million with the main component being the cost to exit manufacturing facilities and employee related costs. The Company estimates that approximately $75 million of the $115 million total costs will result in cash expenditures. Cash payments for the six months ended December 31, 2020 were $13 million, with approximately $5 million expected during the remainder of the fiscal year. The 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan is expected to be substantially completed during fiscal 2021.

    For more information about our restructuring plans, refer to Note 4, "Restructuring Plans" of "Item 1. Financial Statements - Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements".

High Inflation Accounting

    We have subsidiaries in Argentina that historically had a functional currency of the Argentine Peso. As of June 30, 2018, the Argentine economy was designated as highly inflationary for accounting purposes. Accordingly, beginning July 1, 2018, we began reporting the financial results of our Argentinean subsidiaries with a functional currency of the Argentine Peso at the functional currency of the parent, which is the U.S. dollar. Highly inflationary accounting in the three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 resulted in a negative impact of $6 million and $3 million, respectively, and $11 million and $18 million in the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, in foreign currency transaction losses that was reflected on the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of income.

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Results of Operations - Three Months Ended December 31, 2020

Consolidated Results of Operations
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share data)20202019
Net sales$3,103 $3,043 
Operating income307 272 
Operating profit as a percentage of net sales9.9 %8.9 %
Net income attributable to Amcor plc$219 $186 
Diluted Earnings Per Share$0.139 $0.115 

    Net sales increased $60 million, or approximately 2%, to $3,103 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $3,043 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding the impact of disposed operations of $13 million, or (0.4%), positive currency impacts of $11 million, or 0.4% and pass-through of lower raw material costs of $45 million, or (1.5%), the increase in net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $107 million or 3.5%, driven by favorable volumes of 3.7% and unfavorable price/mix of (0.2%).

    Net income attributable to Amcor plc increased $33 million, or 18%, to $219 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $186 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019 mainly as a result of gross profit increases driven by sales improvement, Bemis acquisition synergies and reduced interest expense, partially offset by associated tax charges.

    Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.139 for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $0.115 for the three months ended December 31, 2019, with the net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Amcor plc increasing by 18% and the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding decreasing 3% for the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding was due to repurchase of shares under announced share buyback programs.

Segment Results of Operations

    During the first quarter of fiscal 2021, management has revised the presentation of adjusted earnings before interest and tax ("Adjusted EBIT") from continuing operations in the reportable segments to include an allocation of certain research and development and selling, general and administrative expenses that management previously reflected in Other. Prior periods have been recast to conform to the new cost allocation methodology. For further discussion, refer to Note 13, "Segments."

    Flexibles Segment

    Our Flexibles reporting segment develops and supplies flexible packaging globally.
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Net sales including intersegment sales$2,450 $2,415 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations341 320 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations as a percentage of net sales13.9 %13.3 %

    Net sales including intersegment sales increased $35 million, or 1.4%, to $2,450 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $2,415 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding the impact of disposed operations of $13 million, or (0.5%), positive currency impacts of $27 million, or 1.1%, and pass-through of lower raw material costs of $6 million, or (0.2%), the increase in net sales including intersegment sales for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $27 million, or 1.1%, driven by favorable volumes of 2.7% and unfavorable price/mix of (1.6%).

    Adjusted EBIT increased $21 million, or 6.5%, to $341 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $320 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding positive currency impacts of $1 million, or 0.3%, the increase in Adjusted EBIT for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $20 million, or 6.2%, driven by plant cost improvements of 8.5%, favorable volumes of 3.8%, and favorable selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") and other cost impacts of 1.3%, partially offset by unfavorable price/mix of (7.4%).
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    Rigid Packaging Segment

    Our Rigid Packaging reporting segment manufactures rigid packaging containers and related products in the Americas.
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Net sales including intersegment sales$654 $629 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations62 58 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations as a percentage of net sales9.5 %9.2 %

    Net sales including intersegment sales increased $25 million, or 3.9%, to $654 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $629 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding negative currency impacts of $16 million, or (2.5%) and pass-through of lower raw material costs of $39 million, or (6.2%), the increase in net sales including intersegment sales for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $79 million, or 12.6%, driven by favorable volumes of 7.6%, and favorable price/mix of 5.0% including pricing to recover cost inflation in Latin America.

    Adjusted EBIT increased $4 million, or 7.3%, to $62 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $58 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding negative currency impacts of $3 million, or (5.9%), the increase in Adjusted EBIT for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $8 million, or 13.3%, driven by favorable volumes of 12.7%, favorable price/mix of 9.6%, unfavorable plant costs of (2.9%) and unfavorable SG&A and other costs of (6.0%).

Consolidated Gross Profit
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Gross profit$651 $617 
Gross profit as a percentage of net sales21 %20 %

    Gross profit increased by $34 million, or 6%, to $651 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $617 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily driven by growth in sales volume in the Flexibles and Rigid Packaging reporting segments.

Consolidated Interest Expense
Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Interest expense$(37)$(52)
Interest expense as a percentage of net sales(1 %)(2 %)

    Interest expense decreased by $15 million to $37 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, from $52 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019, mainly driven by use of commercial paper and lower interest rates and repayment of higher cost debt and term loans.






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Results of Operations - Six Months Ended December 31, 2020

Consolidated Results of Operations
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Net sales$6,200 $6,184 
Operating income$583 $413 
Operating profit as a percentage of net sales9.4 %6.7 %
Net income attributable to Amcor plc$417 $252 
Diluted Earnings Per Share$0.265 $0.155 

    Net sales increased $16 million, or 0.3%, to $6,200 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $6,184 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding the impact of disposed operations of $25 million, or (0.4%), negative currency impacts of $12 million, or (0.2%), and pass-through of lower raw material cost of $128 million, or (2.1%), the increase in net sales for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $181 million, or 2.9%, driven by favorable volumes of 2.9% and flat price/mix.

    Net income attributable to Amcor plc increased $165 million, or 65%, to $417 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $252 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019 mainly as a result of gross profit increases driven by sales improvement, Bemis acquisition synergies and lower transaction costs, and reduced interest expense, partially offset by associated tax charges.

    Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.265 for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $0.155 for the six months ended December 31, 2019, with the net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of Amcor plc increasing by 65% and the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding decreasing 3.2% for the six months ended December 31, 2020 compared to the six months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding was due to repurchase of shares under announced share buyback programs.

Segment Results of Operations

    Flexibles Segment

    Our Flexibles reporting segment develops and supplies flexible packaging globally.
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Net sales including intersegment sales$4,850 $4,845 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations$653 $602 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations as a percentage of net sales13.5 %12.4 %

    Net sales including intersegment sales increased $5 million, or 0.1%, to $4,850 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $4,845 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding the impact of disposed operations of $25 million, or (0.5%), positive currency impacts of $20 million, or 0.4%, pass-through of lower raw material cost of $37 million, or (0.8%), the increase in net sales for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $47 million, or 1.0%, driven by favorable volumes of 2.1% and unfavorable price/mix of (1.1%).

    Adjusted earnings before interest and tax from continuing operations ("Adjusted EBIT") increased $51 million, or 8.4%, to $653 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $602 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding negative currency impacts of $1 million, or (0.2%), the increase in Adjusted EBIT for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $52 million, or 8.6%, driven by plant cost improvements of 9.0%, favorable volumes of 3.6%, SG&A and other cost improvements of 1.7%, partially offset by unfavorable price/mix of (5.6%).




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    Rigid Packaging Segment

    Our Rigid Packaging reporting segment manufactures rigid packaging containers and related products.
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Net sales including intersegment sales$1,352 $1,340 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations$134 $127 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations as a percentage of net sales9.9 %9.5 %

    Net sales including intersegment sales increased $12 million, or 0.9%, to $1,352 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $1,340 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding negative currency impacts of $32 million, or (2.4%) and pass-through of lower raw material costs of $91 million, or (6.8%), the increase in net sales including intersegment sales for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $134 million, or 10.1%, driven by favorable volume of 5.6% and favorable price/mix of 4.5%.

    Adjusted EBIT increased $7 million, or 5.7%, to $134 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $127 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. Excluding negative currency impacts of $5 million, or (4.2%), the increase in Adjusted EBIT for the six months ended December 31, 2020 was $13 million, or 10.0%, driven primarily by favorable volumes of 8.9%, favorable price/mix of 7.6%, partially offset by unfavorable plant costs of (4.2%) and unfavorable SG&A and other costs of (2.3%).

Consolidated Gross Profit
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Gross profit$1,305 $1,164 
Gross profit as a percentage of net sales21.0 %18.8 %

    Gross profit increased by $141 million, or 12.1%, to $1,305 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $1,164 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily driven by growth in sales volume in the Flexibles and Rigid Packaging reporting segments and the non-recurrence of $52 million of amortization of purchase price accounting adjustments for the six months ended December 31, 2019.

Consolidated Selling, General and Administrative Expense
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
SG&A expenses$(637)$(680)
SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales(10.3 %)(11.0 %)

    SG&A expenses decreased by $43 million, or 6.3%, to $637 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $680 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The decrease was primarily due to one-off amortization of acquired customer backlog in the six months ended December 31, 2019.

Consolidated Restructuring and Related Expense
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Restructuring and related expenses$(46)$(42)
Restructuring and related expenses as a percentage of net sales(0.7 %)(0.7 %)

    Restructuring and related expense increased by $4 million, or 9.5%, to $46 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $42 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily driven by redundancy and restructuring costs in the Flexibles segment and restructuring activities in connection with the 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan.
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Consolidated Other Income, Net
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Other income, net$10 $20 
Other income, net, as a percentage of net sales0.2 %0.3 %

    Other income, net decreased by $10 million, or 50.0%, to $10 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $20 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019, mainly driven by the disposal of two non-core businesses.

Consolidated Interest Income
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Interest income$$13 
Interest income as a percentage of net sales0.1 %0.2 %

    Interest income decreased by $6 million, or 46.2%, to $7 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $13 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019, mainly driven by overall decreases in market interest rates.

Consolidated Interest Expense
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Interest expense$(77)$(112)
Interest expense as a percentage of net sales(1.2 %)(1.8 %)

    Interest expense decreased by $35 million or 31.3%, to $77 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $112 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019 mainly driven by use of commercial paper and lower interest rates and repayment of higher cost debt and term loans.

Consolidated Other Non-Operating Income, Net
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Other non-operating income, net$$12 
Other non-operating income, net, as a percentage of net sales0.1 %0.2 %

    Other non-operating income, net decreased by $6 million to a $6 million gain for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from a $12 million gain for the six months ended December 31, 2019, mainly driven by impacts relating to the acquired Bemis pension plans.

Consolidated Income Tax Expense
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Income tax expense$(116)$(67)
Effective income tax rate22.3 %20.5 %

    The Company computes its provision for income taxes by applying the estimated annual effective tax rate to year to date income before income taxes and equity in income of affiliated companies and adjusts for discrete tax items recorded in the period.

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The provision for income taxes for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is based on our projected annual effective tax rate for the respective fiscal years, adjusted for specific items that are required to be recognized in the period in which they are incurred.

    Income tax expense for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 is $55 million and $116 million, respectively, compared to $45 million and $67 million for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

    The effective tax rate for the six months ended December 31, 2020 increased by 1.8 percentage points compared to the six months ended December 31, 2019, from 20.5% to 22.3%. The increase in the income tax provision and the effective tax rate was primarily related to lower tax benefits on integration and restructuring costs and the increase of operating income earned in higher tax jurisdictions.

Equity in Income of Affiliated Companies, Net of Tax
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019
Equity in income of affiliated companies, net of tax19 

    Equity in income of affiliated companies, net of tax increased by $14 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020 due to the sale of the equity investment in AMVIG on September 30, 2020. For further information, refer to Note 16, "Disposals."
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Presentation of Non-GAAP Information

    This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q refers to non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted earnings before interest and taxes ("Adjusted EBIT") from continuing operations, adjusted net income from continuing operations, and net debt. These non-GAAP financial measures adjust for factors that are unusual or unpredictable. These measures exclude the impact of significant tax reform, certain amounts related to the effect of changes in currency exchange rates, acquisitions, and restructuring, including employee-related costs, equipment relocation costs, accelerated depreciation and the write-down of equipment. These measures also exclude gains or losses on sales of significant property and divestitures, certain litigation matters, and certain acquisition-related expenses, including transaction expenses, due diligence expenses, professional and legal fees, purchase accounting adjustments for inventory, order backlog, intangible amortization, and changes in the fair value of deferred acquisition payments. This adjusted information should not be construed as an alternative to results determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). Management of the Company uses the non-GAAP measures to evaluate operating performance and believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to enable investors and other external parties to perform comparisons of current and historical performance of the Company.

    A reconciliation of reported net income attributable to Amcor plc to adjusted EBIT from continuing operations and adjusted net income from continuing operations for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:
Three Months Ended December 31,Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)2020201920202019
Net income attributable to Amcor plc, as reported$219 $186 $417 $252 
Add: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests
Less: Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax— — — 
Income from continuing operations222 188 422 264 
Add: Income tax expense55 45 116 67 
Add: Interest expense37 52 77 112 
Less: Interest income(4)(6)(7)(13)
EBIT from continuing operations310 279 608 430 
Add: Material restructuring programs (1)25 24 39 41 
Add: Material acquisition costs and other (2)17 13 101 
Add: Amortization of acquired intangible assets from business combinations (3)41 41 82 109 
Add: Impact of hyperinflation (4)11 18 
Less: Net gain on disposals (5)— — (9)— 
Adjusted EBIT from continuing operations$385 $364 $743 $699 
Less: Income tax expense(55)(45)(116)(67)
Add: Adjustments to income tax expense (6)(19)(16)(29)(56)
Less: Interest expense(37)(52)(77)(112)
Add: Interest income13 
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(3)(2)(5)(4)
Adjusted net income from continuing operations$276 $255 $522 $473 
(1)Material restructuring programs includes the 2018 Rigid Packaging Restructuring Plan and the 2019 Bemis Integration Plan for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. Refer to Note 4, "Restructuring Plans," for more information about the Company's restructuring plans.
(2)Material acquisition costs and other includes Bemis transaction related costs and integration costs not qualifying as exit costs for the three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019. Material acquisition costs and other for the six months ended December 31, 2019 includes $58 million amortization of Bemis acquisition related inventory fair value step-up and $43 million of Bemis transaction related costs and integration costs not qualifying as exit costs.
(3)Amortization of acquired intangible assets from business combinations includes amortization expenses related to all acquired intangible assets from acquisitions impacting the periods presented, including $26 million of sales backlog amortization for the six months ended December 31, 2019 from the Bemis acquisition.
(4)Impact of hyperinflation includes the adverse impact of highly inflationary accounting for subsidiaries in Argentina where the functional currency was the Argentine Peso.
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(5)Net gain on disposals includes the gain realized upon the disposal of AMVIG and other non-core businesses. Refer to Note 16, "Disposals" for more information about the Company's disposals.
(6)Net tax impact on items (1) through (5) above.


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Reconciliation of Net Debt

    A reconciliation of total debt to net debt at December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020 is as follows:
($ in millions)December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Current portion of long-term debt$13 $11 
Short-term debt40 195 
Long-term debt, less current portion6,432 6,028 
Total debt6,485 6,235 
Less cash and cash equivalents755 743 
Net debt$5,730 $5,492 

Supplemental Guarantor Information

    Amcor plc, along with certain wholly owned subsidiary guarantors, guarantee the following senior notes issued by the wholly owned subsidiaries, Amcor Finance (USA), Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc. (formerly known as Bemis Company, Inc.) and Amcor UK Finance plc.

4.500% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2021 of Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc.
3.100% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2026 of Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc.
2.630% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2030 of Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc.
3.625% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2026 of Amcor Finance (USA), Inc.
4.500% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2028 of Amcor Finance (USA), Inc.
1.125% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2027 of Amcor UK Finance plc

    The three notes issued by Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc. are guaranteed by its parent entity Amcor plc and the subsidiary guarantors Amcor Pty Ltd (formerly known as Amcor Limited), Amcor Finance (USA), Inc. and Amcor UK Finance plc. The two notes issued by Amcor Finance (USA), Inc. are guaranteed by its parent entity Amcor plc and the subsidiary guarantors Amcor Pty Ltd, Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc. and Amcor UK Finance plc. The note issued by Amcor UK Finance plc is guaranteed by its parent entity, Amcor plc, and the subsidiary guarantors Amcor Pty Ltd, Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc. and Amcor Finance (USA), Inc.

    All guarantors fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guarantee, on a joint and several basis, to each holder of the notes the due and punctual payment of the principal of, and any premium and interest on, such note and all other amounts payable, when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at stated maturity, by declaration of acceleration, call for redemption or otherwise, in accordance with the terms of the notes and related indenture. The obligations of the applicable guarantors under their guarantees will be limited as necessary to recognize certain defenses generally available to guarantors (including those that relate to fraudulent conveyance or transfer, voidable preference, financial assistance, corporate purpose or similar laws) under applicable law. The guarantees will be unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the guarantors and will rank equally with all existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated debt of each guarantor. None of our other subsidiaries guarantee such notes. The issuers and guarantors conduct large parts of their operations through other subsidiaries of Amcor plc.

    Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc. is incorporated in Missouri in the United States, Amcor Finance (USA) Inc. is incorporated in Delaware in the United States, Amcor UK Finance plc is incorporated in England and Wales, United Kingdom and the guarantors are incorporated under the laws of Jersey, Australia, the United States, and England and Wales and, therefore, insolvency proceedings with respect to the issuers and guarantors could proceed under, and be governed by, among others, Jersey, Australian, United States or English insolvency law, as the case may be, if either issuer or any guarantor defaults on its obligations under the applicable Notes or Guarantees, respectively.

    Set forth below is the summarized financial information of the combined Obligor Group made up of Amcor plc (as parent guarantor), Amcor Flexibles North America, Inc., Amcor Finance (USA), Inc. and Amcor UK Finance plc (as subsidiary issuers of the notes and guarantors of each other’s notes) and Amcor Pty Ltd (as the remaining subsidiary guarantor).

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Basis of Preparation

    Amcor has voluntarily adopted amendments to the financial disclosure requirements for guarantors and issuers of guaranteed securities registered or being registered as issued by the SEC [Release No. 33-10762; 34-88307; File No. S7-19-18] in March 2020. The following summarized financial information is presented for the parent, issuer, and guarantor subsidiaries ("Obligor Group") on a combined basis after elimination of intercompany transactions between entities in the combined group and amounts related to investments in any subsidiary that is a non-guarantor.

    This information is not intended to present the financial position or results of operations of the combined group of companies in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Statement of Income for Obligor Group
($ in millions)Six Months Ended December 31, 2020
Net sales - external$465 
Net sales - to subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group
Total net sales467 
Gross profit88 
Income from continuing operations (1)809 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax— 
Net income$809 
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests— 
Net income attributable to Obligor Group$809 
(1)Includes $912 million net income from subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group mainly made up of intercompany dividend and interest income.

Balance Sheet for Obligor Group
(in millions)December 31, 2020June 30, 2020
Assets
Current assets - external$440 $899 
Current assets - due from subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group118 136 
Total current assets558 1,035 
Non-current assets - external364 1,002 
Non-current assets - due from subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group13,235 12,405 
Total non-current assets13,599 13,407 
Total assets$14,157 $14,442 
Liabilities
Current liabilities - external$1,049 $1,647 
Current liabilities - due from subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group32 36 
Total current liabilities1,081 1,683 
Non-current liabilities - external6,853 6,074 
Non-current liabilities - due from subsidiaries outside the Obligor Group11,297 11,201 
Total non-current liabilities18,150 17,275 
Total liabilities$19,231 $18,958 





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New Accounting Pronouncements

    Refer to Note 2, "New Accounting Guidance," in "Item 1. Financial Statements - Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements."

Critical Accounting Estimates and Judgments

    Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. Our estimates and judgments are based on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.  These critical accounting estimates are discussed in detail in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Critical Accounting Estimates and Judgments” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

    We finance our business primarily through cash flows provided by operating activities, borrowings from banks and proceeds from issuances of debt and equity. We periodically review our capital structure and liquidity position in light of market conditions, expected future cash flows, potential funding requirements for debt refinancing, capital expenditures and acquisitions, the cost of capital, sensitivity analyses reflecting downside scenarios, the impact on our financial metrics and credit ratings, and our ease of access to funding sources.

    During the first six months of fiscal 2021, the company repaid €100 million Euro Private Placement Notes on September 1, 2020.

    Despite the existing market uncertainties and volatilities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, based on our current and expected cash flow from operating activities and available cash, we believe our cash flows provided by operating activities, together with borrowings available under our credit facilities and access to the commercial paper market back stopped by our bank facilities, will continue to provide sufficient liquidity to fund our operations, capital expenditures and other commitments, including dividends and purchases of our ordinary shares and CHESS Depositary Instruments under authorized share repurchase programs, into the foreseeable future.

Overview
Six Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions)20202019Change
Net cash provided by operating activities$442 $342 $100 
Net cash (used in)/provided by investing activities(76)194 (270)
Net cash used in financing activities(409)(442)33 

Cash Flow Overview

    Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

    Net cash inflows provided by operating activities increased by $100 million, or 29%, to $442 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from $342 million for the six months ended December 31, 2019. The increase was mainly driven by inflows from increased net income offset by working capital outflows.

    Net Cash (Used in)/Provided by Investing Activities

    Net cash flow from investing activities decreased by $270 million, or 139%, to $76 million outflow for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from a $194 million inflow for the six months ended December 31, 2019. This decrease was primarily due to higher disposal proceeds in the prior period mainly from the EC Remedy related to the Bemis acquisition.

    Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

    Net cash outflow from financing activities decreased by $33 million to $409 million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, from a $442 million outflow for the six months ended December 31, 2019. This decrease was primarily due to higher share buy back payments in the prior period, partially offset by lower cash net debt drawdowns in the current period.

Net Debt

    We borrow from financial institutions and debt investors in the form of bank overdrafts, bank loans, corporate bonds, unsecured notes and commercial paper. We have a mixture of fixed and floating interest rates and use interest rate swaps to provide further flexibility in managing the interest cost of borrowings.

    Short-term debt consists of bank debt with a duration of less than 12 months and bank overdrafts which are classified as current due to the short-term nature of the borrowings, except where we have the ability and intent to refinance and as such extend the debt beyond 12 months. The current portion of the long-term debt, except where we have the ability and intent to refinance, consists of debt amounts repayable within a year after the balance sheet date.
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    Our primary bank debt facilities and notes are unsecured and subject to negative pledge arrangements limiting the amount of secured indebtedness we can incur to a range between 7.5% to 15.0% of our total tangible assets, subject to some exceptions and variations by facility. In addition, the bank debt facilities and U.S. private placement debt require us to comply with certain financial covenants, including leverage and interest coverage ratios. The negative pledge arrangements and the financial covenants are defined in the related debt agreements. As of December 31, 2020, we were in compliance with all applicable covenants under our bank debt facilities and U.S. private placement debt.

    Our net debt as of December 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020 was $5.7 billion and $5.5 billion, respectively.

Available Financing

    As of December 31, 2020, we had undrawn credit facilities available in the amount of $1.3 billion. Our senior facilities are available to fund working capital, growth capital expenditures and refinancing obligations and are provided to us by four separate bank syndicates.

As of December 31, 2020, the revolving senior bank debt facilities had an aggregate limit of $4.1 billion, of which $2.8 billion had been drawn (inclusive of amounts drawn under commercial paper programs reducing the overall balance of available senior facilities). Our senior facilities mature between fiscal years 2022 and 2024.

Dividend Payments

    We declared and paid a $0.115 cash dividend per ordinary share during the first fiscal quarter which ended September 30, 2020 and a $0.1175 cash dividend per ordinary share during the second fiscal quarter which ended December 31, 2020.

Credit Rating

    Our capital structure and financial practices have earned us investment grade credit ratings from two internationally recognized credit rating agencies. These credit ratings are important to our ability to issue debt at favorable rates of interest, for various tenors and from a diverse range of markets that are highly liquid, including European and U.S. debt capital markets and from global financial institutions.

Share Repurchases

On November 5, 2020, the Company's Board of Directors approved a $150 million buyback of ordinary shares and Chess Depositary Instruments ("CDIs"). During the six months ended December 31, 2020, we repurchased approximately $75 million of ordinary shares and CDIs in the aggregate, including transaction costs, or 6.5 million shares. The shares repurchased as part of the program were canceled upon repurchase. During the six months ended December 31, 2019, we repurchased approximately $223 million of ordinary shares and CDIs in the aggregate, including transaction costs, or 21.9 million shares. Additionally, on February 2, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors approved an additional $200 million buyback of ordinary shares and CDIs in the next twelve months.

We had cash outflows of zero and $11 million for the purchase of our shares in the open market during the six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, as treasury shares to satisfy the vesting and exercises of share-based compensation awards. As of December 31, 2020, and June 30, 2020, we held treasury shares at cost of $45 million and $67 million, representing 4.5 million and 6.7 million shares, respectively.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

    There have been no material changes in our market risk during the three months ended December 31, 2020. For additional information, refer to Note 7, "Fair Value Measurements," and Note 8, "Derivative Instruments," to the notes to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and to "Item 7A. - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020.
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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

    Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of December 31, 2020. The term "disclosure controls and procedures," as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including its principal executive and financial officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their objectives and management necessarily applies its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. Based on the evaluation conducted, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of December 31, 2020, due to the existence of a material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting that was identified in our prospectus filed with the SEC on March 25, 2019 and is still being remediated, as described below.

Material Weakness in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

    A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement in our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

    As previously disclosed, we identified a material weakness arising from deficiencies in the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over the period end reporting process. Specifically, we did not design and maintain effective controls to verify that conflicting duties were appropriately segregated within key IT systems used in the preparation and reporting of financial information. This control deficiency did not result in a misstatement of our consolidated financial statements. However, the control deficiency could have resulted in misstatements of our interim or annual consolidated financial statements and disclosures that may have not been prevented or detected on a timely basis.

Remediation Efforts to Address Material Weakness

    We are currently in the process of remediating the material weakness described above through a process to (i) develop and implement additional controls and procedures to reduce the number of segregation of duties conflicts within key IT systems, which includes the implementation of new security roles and the automation of segregation of duties monitoring where practical, (ii) design and implement additional compensating controls where necessary and (iii) develop training on segregation of duties. Given we operate many key ERP systems globally, this effort targeted the largest of these key systems in fiscal 2020 and has been expanded in fiscal 2021 to cover our remaining key systems. These enhanced processes, including the implementation of new mitigating controls, will effectively remediate the material weakness, but the material weakness will not be considered remediated until the revised controls operate for a sufficient period of time and we have concluded, through testing in the second half of fiscal year 2021, that they are designed and operating effectively. We continue to expect that this material weakness will be fully remediated by the end of fiscal 2021. However, there is no assurance that this material weakness will be fully remediated by the end of fiscal 2021 given the severity and length of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic is unknown and the remediation timeline, while not significantly impacted to date, could be negatively impacted because of inefficiencies caused by COVID-19 limitations on travel, meetings and on-site work.

a)Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

    Except as described above, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the second fiscal quarter of 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings

    The material set forth in Note 15, "Contingencies and Legal Proceedings," in "Item 1. Financial Statements - Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements" is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

    There have been no material changes from the risk factors contained in "Item 1A. - Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

    Share Repurchases

    Share repurchase activity during the three months ended December 31, 2020 were as follows (in millions, except number of shares, which are reflected in thousands, and per share amounts, which are expressed in USD):


PeriodTotal Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price Paid Per Share (2)Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or ProgramsApproximate Dollar Value of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Programs (1)
October 1 - 31, 2020— $— — $— 
November 1 - 30, 20201,379 11.64 1,379 134 
December 1 - 31, 20205,125 11.49 5,125 75 
Total6,504 $11.52 6,504 

(1) On November 5, 2020, our Board of Directors approved a buyback program of $150 million of ordinary shares and CHESS Depositary Instruments ("CDIs") during the next twelve months. In addition, on February 2, 2021, our Board of Directors approved an additional $200 million buyback of ordinary shares and CDIs during the next twelve months. The timing, volume and nature of share repurchases may be amended, suspended or discontinued at any time.
(2) Average price paid per shares excludes costs associated with the repurchase.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

    Not applicable.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

    Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

    Not applicable.

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Item 6. Exhibits

    The documents in the accompanying Exhibits Index are filed, furnished or incorporated by reference as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and such Exhibits Index is incorporated herein by reference.

ExhibitDescriptionForm of Filing
22Filed Herewith
31.1Filed Herewith
31.2Filed Herewith
32Furnished Herewith
101.INSInline XBRL Instance Document - the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data file because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.Filed Electronically
101.SCHInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.Filed Electronically
101.CALInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.Filed Electronically
101.DEFInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.Filed Electronically
101.LABInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.Filed Electronically
101.PREInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.Filed Electronically
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).Filed Electronically

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SIGNATURES

    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 thereunto duly authorized.
AMCOR PLC
DateFebruary 4, 2021By/s/ Michael Casamento
Michael Casamento, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)
DateFebruary 4, 2021By/s/ Julie Sorrells
Julie Sorrells, Vice President and Corporate Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)

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