Washington, D.C.  20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2010


Hasbro, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Rhode Island





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1027 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island  



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (401) 431-8697


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On April 19, 2010, Hasbro, Inc. (“Hasbro” or “we”) announced our financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2010, and certain other financial information. The press release, which has been attached as Exhibit 99, discloses a financial measure, Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA"), that is considered a non-GAAP financial measure as defined under SEC rules. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Management believes that EBITDA is one of the appropriate measures for evaluating our operating performance, because it reflects the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business, strengthen the balance sheet and make strategic acquisitions. However, this measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, net earnings or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as more fully discussed in our financial statements and filings with the SEC. The EBITDA measures included in our press release have been reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures as is required under SEC rules regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures.     

This press release also includes our Consolidated and International segment net revenues excluding the impact of exchange rate changes. Management believes that the presentation of the Consolidated and International segment net revenues minus the impact of exchange rate changes provides information that is helpful to an investor's understanding of the segment's underlying business performance absent exchange rate fluctuations which are beyond the Company's control.

As used herein, "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  

Item 8.01   Other Events

On April 15, 2010, Hasbro’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $625 million in aggregate principal amount of Hasbro’s common stock, par value $.50 per share (“Common Stock”).  The authorization is in addition to the amount remaining under the prior share repurchase authorization of $500 million in February 2008.  Hasbro announced the additional share repurchase authorization in its April 19, 2010 earnings press release.

These shares may be purchased in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions.  The Company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the authorization, and the timing, actual number and value of shares which are repurchased will depend on a number of factors, including the price of the Company’s Common Stock.  The Company may suspend or discontinue its repurchase program at any time.

Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)                 Exhibits


Press Release, dated April 19, 2010, of Hasbro, Inc.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









/s/ Deborah Thomas



Deborah Thomas



Chief Financial Officer

(Duly Authorized Officer)

Date: April 19, 2010





Exhibit No.






Press Release, dated April 19, 2010, of Hasbro, Inc.