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Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 17, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New Jersey
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey  08933
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 (Zip Code)
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Item 2.02             Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On April 17, 2018, Johnson & Johnson issued the attached press release announcing its sales and earnings for the first quarter ended April 1, 2018.

Item 2.05    Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

On April 11, 2018, Johnson & Johnson approved plans to implement a series of actions across its Global Supply Chain that are intended to focus resources and increase investments in the critical capabilities, technologies and solutions necessary to manufacture and supply its product portfolio, enhance agility and drive growth.   The Company expects the Global Supply Chain actions will include expanding the use of strategic collaborations and bolstering initiatives to reduce complexity, improve cost-competitiveness, enhance capabilities and optimize the Supply Chain network.  Discussions regarding specific future actions are ongoing and are subject to all relevant consultation requirements before they are finalized. 

In total, the Company expects these actions to generate approximately $0.6 billion to $0.8 billion in annual pre-tax cost savings that will be substantially delivered by 2022. The Company expects to record pre-tax restructuring charges of approximately $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion, over the 4 to 5 year period of this activity, which will be treated as a special item, and adjusted from GAAP earnings. The Company estimates that approximately 70% of the cumulative pre-tax costs will result in cash outlays.  The costs are associated with network optimizations, exit costs and accelerated depreciation and amortization.

Item 9.01            Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)     Exhibits. 
Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
Press Release dated April 17, 2018 for the period ended April 1, 2018.
Unaudited Comparative Supplementary Sales Data and Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the first quarter.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Johnson & Johnson
Date: April 17, 2018
/s/ Ronald A. Kapusta
Ronald A. Kapusta
(Principal Accounting Officer)