Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure 65 Item 9A. Controls and Procedures 65 Item 9B. Other Information 65

PART III Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance 66 Item 11. Executive Compensation 66 Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters 66 Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence 67 Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services 67

PART IV Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules 67 Item 16. Form 10-K Summary 69

Signatures 70 Exhibit Index 71

The Procter & Gamble Company 1


Item 1. Business.

The Procter & Gamble Company (the Company) is focused on providing branded products of superior quality and value to improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come. The Company was incorporated in Ohio in 1905, having first been established as a New Jersey corporation in 1890, and was built from a business founded in Cincinnati in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble. Today, our products are sold in more than 180 countries and territories.

Additional information required by this item is incorporated herein by reference to Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A); and Notes 1 and 2 to our Consolidated Financial Statements. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms the “Company,” “P&G,” “we,” “our” or “us” as used herein refer to The Procter & Gamble Company (the registrant) and its subsidiaries.

Throughout this Form 10-K, we incorporate by reference information from other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10- Q and current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto, are filed electronically with the SEC. The SEC maintains an internet site that contains these reports at: www.sec.gov. You can also access these reports through links from our website at: www.pginvestor.com. P&G includes the website link solely as a textual reference. The information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into this report.

Copies of these reports are also available, without charge, by contacting EQ Shareowner Services, 1100 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101, Mendota, MN 55120-4100.

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