Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Mar. 29, 2015
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 6 — Debt
In February 2015, the Company entered into a Revolving Credit Facility that provides for unsecured revolving facility loans, swing line loans and letters of credit in an aggregate amount of up to $4.0 billion, expiring in February 2020. Proceeds from the Revolving Credit Facility will be used for general corporate purposes. Loans under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest, at the option of the Company, at either LIBOR (determined in accordance with the Revolving Credit Facility) plus a margin of 0.7% per annum or the Base Rate (determined in accordance with the Revolving Credit Facility), plus an initial margin of 0% per annum. The Revolving Credit Facility has a facility fee, which initially accrues at a rate of 0.05% per annum. The Revolving Credit Facility requires that the Company comply with certain covenants, including one financial covenant to maintain a ratio of consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to consolidated interest expense, as defined in the Revolving Credit Facility, of not less than three to one at the end of each fiscal quarter. At March 29, 2015, the Company was in compliance with the financial covenant, and the Company had not borrowed any funds under the Revolving Credit Facility.
In March 2015, the Company began an unsecured commercial paper program, which provides for the issuance of up to $4.0 billion of commercial paper. Net proceeds from this program are used for general corporate purposes. Maturities of commercial paper can range from 1 day to up to 397 days. At March 29, 2015, the Company had $1.1 billion of outstanding commercial paper recorded as short-term debt with a weighted-average interest rate of 0.14%, which included fees paid to the commercial paper dealers, and weighted-average remaining days to maturity of 58 days. The carrying value of the outstanding commercial paper approximated its estimated fair value at March 29, 2015.