|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form 10-Q on 12/04/2017|
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, have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act)) and changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report, our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act) are effective.
CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
The Company began deployment of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software program, SAP, to the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group during fiscal year 2017. Although no specific implementation activity or related changes in internal controls occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the system deployment will continue with projected completion in fiscal year 2020. There have been no other changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.
PART II — OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
A discussion of the Company’s policies with respect to legal proceedings is included in the management’s discussion and analysis, and our legal proceedings and other loss contingencies are described in Note 17 to the current period's consolidated financial statements.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The following table provides information about the shares repurchased by the Company during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018: