UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
Form 11-K
 
X
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 [NO FEE REQUIRED] FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2022, OR
  
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 [NO FEE REQUIRED] for the transition period from _________ to _______________
 
Commission file number 001-00434
 
A.
Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:  Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Japan), 1-18 Onoedori, 7-Chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-0088, Japan.
 
B.
Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:  The Procter & Gamble Company, One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
 
REQUIRED INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Audited statements of financial condition as of the end of the latest two fiscal years of the plan (or such lesser period as the plan has been in existence).
 
Item 2.
Audited statements of income and changes in plan equity for each of the latest three fiscal years of the plan (or such lesser period as the plan has been in existence).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMPLOYEE STOCK
PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
 
 
 
Statements of Net Assets Available for Plan Benefits as of June 30, 2022 and 2021,
Statements of Changes in Net Assets Available for Plan Benefits for the
Years Ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020; and
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
TABLE OF CONTENTS



 
     PAGE
     
 REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM    1
     
 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:    
     
             Statements of Net Assets Available for Plan Benefits as of June 30, 2022 and 2021
   2
     
             Statements of Changes in Net Assets Available for Plan Benefits for the Years Ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020    3
     
             Notes to Financial Statements as of June 30, 2022 and 2021 and for the Years Ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020  
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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Japan) and Plan Participants
Opinion on the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for plan benefits of Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Japan) (the “Plan”) as of June 30, 2022 and 2021, the related statements of changes in net assets available for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2022 and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for plan benefits as of June 30, 2022 and 2021 and the changes in net assets available for plan benefits for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2022, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan's financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.
Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

/s/ Navarro Amper & Co.

Taguig City, Philippines
September 16, 2022
We have served as the Plan's auditor since fiscal year 2003.


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EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
AS OF JUNE 30, 2022 AND 2021

 
Japanese Yen
         U.S. Dollars
 
2022
2021
2022
ASSETS, At fair value:
     
Cash
¥634,661
¥ 320,940
$4,663
The Procter & Gamble Company common stock
2022: 1,153,299 shares, cost ¥17.49 billion ($128.5 million)
     2021:1,198,909 shares, cost ¥15.63 billion ($141.3 million)
22,666,058,479
17,888,509,025
 
 
166,541,433
Total Assets
22,666,693,140
17,888,829,965
166,546,096
LIABILITY
     
Accrued professional fees
5,555,309
5,515,147
40,818
Total Liabilities
5,555,309
5,515,147
40,818
NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
 
¥22,661,137,831
¥17,883,314,818
 
$166,505,278

See Notes to Financial Statements.


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EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2022, 2021 AND 2020

 
Japanese Yen
U.S. Dollars
 
2022
2021
2020
2022
ADDITIONS:
       
Investment income (loss):
       
Unrealized fair value gain on investments
¥ 1,160,193,071
¥  1,832,033,465
¥  1,257,653,017
$8,524,650
Realized fair value gain on investments
219,676,688
235,557,145
195,725,053
1,614,099
Unrealized foreign exchange gain/(loss) - net
4,015,098,869
421,612,057
(28,533,439)
29,501,394
Realized foreign exchange gain/(loss) - net
141,947,298
(28,364,002)
17,933,368
1,042,974
Dividend income
347,303,399
293,671,591
308,449,262
2,551,851
Total investment income
5,884,219,324
2,754,510,256
1,751,227,261
43,234,968
         
Contributions:
       
Participant contributions
1,245,794,430
1,176,556,526
1,143,105,334
9,153,616
Employer contributions
214,874,800
221,730,600
219,977,800
1,578,817
Total contributions
1,460,669,230
1,398,287,126
1,363,083,134
10,732,433
Total additions
7,344,888,554
4,152,797,382
3,114,310,395
53,967,401
         
DEDUCTIONS:
       
Withdrawals from participants
(2,561,475,872)
(2,937,853,875)
(2,220,575,308)
(18,820,734)
Bank and administrative charges
(5,589,669)
(5,631,073)
(5,401,692)
(41,071)
Total deductions
(2,567,065,541)
(2,943,484,948)
(2,225,977,000)
(18,861,805)
         
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS
   AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS
4,777,823,013
1,209,312,434
888,333,395
35,105,596
         
NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN BENEFITS:
       
Beginning of year
17,883,314,818
16,674,002,384
15,785,668,989
131,399,682
End of year
¥ 22,661,137,831
¥ 17,883,314,818
¥ 16,674,002,384
$166,505,278

See Notes to Financial Statements.


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EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AS OF JUNE 30, 2022 AND 2021, AND FOR THE YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2022, 2021
AND 2020
1.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN
The following brief description of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Japan) (the “Plan”) is provided for general information purposes only. Participants should refer to the Plan agreement for more information.
General
The Plan includes the Employees’ Shareholding Association of P&G Group for employees and executives of all P&G affiliates in Japan.  The Plan covers the employees of P&G Japan G.K., P&G K.K., P&G Prestige Godo Kaisha, and P&G Innovation Godo Kaisha (collectively the “Companies”).
The purpose of the Plan is to contribute to the formation of assets by its participants by facilitating their acquisition of ordinary shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (the “Stock”), the Companies’ parent company. The Plan is administered by My P&G Services (MyPGS).  Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., on the other hand, is in charge of purchasing, selling and safekeeping of the stocks.
Eligibility
Regular employees hired by the Companies may, at any time, apply for the membership in the plan.
Contributions
Participants may contribute a portion of their base pay in units of 1,000 yen, up to 150 units monthly, and three times the monthly base pay contributions limit from bonus pay.
The Companies match 20% of participants’ contributions up to 30 units monthly (90 units of bonus pay contributions). All contributions are invested in the Stock.
Members’ monthly contributions derived from salary deductions shall be in units of 1,000 yen, and the maximum monthly contribution from a Member’s salary shall be 100,000 yen per Member who gets paid semi-annual bonuses, and 150,000 yen per Member who does not get paid semi-annual bonuses.  Member Contributions derived from semi-annual bonuses shall be 3 times the monthly Member Contributions: in units of 3,000 yen, and the maximum contribution from a Member’s bonus shall be 300,000 yen per Member.  Subject to the monthly and annual limits, there is no limit on the total amount of Member Contributions that a Member can make during his or her participation in the Plan.

 Participant accounts
Individual accounts are maintained for each Plan participant. Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contribution and allocations of: (a) the Companies’ contributions, and (b) realized earnings or losses of the Plan.  Participant accounts are also charged with withdrawals and an allocation of administrative expenses that are paid by the Plan. Allocations are based on participant earnings or account balances, as defined by the Plan.  The benefit to which a participant is entitled to is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account.

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Investments
Participants are only permitted to invest in Stock. Any dividends on shares of Stock are invested in additional shares of Stock.
Vesting
Participants are immediately vested in their contributions, the Companies’ matching contributions and earnings.
Withdrawal
Participants may withdraw the allotted shares of Stock in multiples of 100 shares at any time. In the event that participants withdraw from the Plan either on termination of service or by their request, the allotted shares of Stock in multiples of one share plus cash at the amount of the residual share at fair value shall be returned to them.
Plan termination
Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Companies have the right under the Plan to discontinue their contributions to the Plan at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions set forth in the Plan agreement.
2.
FINANCIAL REPORTING FRAMEWORK
Statement of Compliance
The accompanying financial statements of the Plan have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP).
Basis of Preparation and Presentation
The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis, except for the Plan’s investment in stock which is measured at fair value.
These financial statements are presented in Japanese Yen, the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Plan operates.  The U.S. Dollar amounts presented in these financial statements are included solely for the convenience of the reader and should not be construed as the Plan’s presentation currency.
Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
There are no new accounting pronouncements that have a significant impact on the Plan’s financial statements.
3.
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Cash in bank
Amounts shown as cash in bank are uninvested funds held by the Plan that are to be invested in Stock the following month.
Investment in stock
Investment is recognized and derecognized on trade date accounting when the purchase or sale of an investment is under a contract whose terms require delivery of the investment within the timeframe established by the market concerned.
At the end of each reporting period, investment in stock is stated at fair value, with any resultant gain or loss recognized in the statements of changes in net assets available for plan benefits.  Fair value is determined using quoted market prices.
The Plan derecognizes its investment in stock when the contractual rights to the cash flows from that investment expire; or when the Plan transfers all the risks and rewards of ownership of the asset to another entity.  The difference between the carrying amount of the financial asset derecognized and the consideration received, or receivable is recognized in the statements of changes in net assets available for plan benefits.

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Dividend income
Dividend income from investments is recognized when the shareholders’ rights to receive payment have been established.  Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date; net of any U.S. withholding taxes.
Expenses of the plan
Investment administrative expenses and all other fees and expenses are recognized in the statements of changes in net assets available for plan benefits when incurred. 
Withdrawal
Withdrawal of participants are recorded when participants elect to withdraw.
Foreign currency transactions and translation
Transactions in currencies other than Japanese Yen are recorded at the rates of exchange prevailing on the dates of the transactions.  At the end of each reporting period, monetary assets that are denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the rates prevailing at the end of the reporting period. Non-monetary assets carried at fair value that are denominated in foreign currencies are translated at the rates prevailing at the date the fair value was determined.
4.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING JUDGMENTS
In the application of the Plan’s accounting policies, management is required to make judgments and assumptions about the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.   Actual results may differ from these estimates.
The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Revisions to accounting estimates are recognized in the period in which the estimate is revised if the revision affects only that period or in the period of the revision and future periods if the revision affects both current and future periods.

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Critical Judgments in Applying Accounting Policies
Below is a critical judgment that management have made in the process of applying the Plan’s accounting policies and that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognized in financial statements.
Functional currency
Based on the economic substance of the underlying circumstances relevant to the Plan, the functional currency of Plan has been determined to be the Japanese Yen.  The Japanese Yen is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Plan operates.
The Japanese Yen is the currency of the contributions received from the Plan participants and the Companies.
5.
RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES 
The Plan invests in The Procter and Gamble Company common stock which represents a concentration in investments.  Investment securities are exposed to market volatility.  Due to the level of risk associated with the Stock, it is reasonably possible that changes in the value of the Stock will occur in the near term and those changes could materially affect the amounts reported in the financial statements.
6.
FAIR VALUR MEASUREMENTS
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.
Fair value measurements assume that the transaction occurs in the principal market for the asset or liability (the market with the most volume and activity for the asset or liability from the perspective of the reporting entity), or in the absence of a principal market, the most advantageous market for the asset or liability (the market in which the reporting entity would be able to maximize the amount received or minimize the amount paid).  The Plan applies fair value measurements to the Plan’s investments in accordance with the requirements described above.
The fair value of Plan’s investment in stocks of The Procter and Gamble Company as disclosed in the statements of net assets available for plan benefits are determined based on the quoted market price in an active market, which is Level 1 under fair value hierarchy.
The availability of observable market data is monitored to assess the appropriate classification of financial instruments within the fair value hierarchy. Changes in economic conditions or model-based valuation techniques may require the transfer of financial instruments from one fair value level to another. In such instances, the transfer is reported at the beginning of the reporting period.
We evaluate the significance of transfers between levels based on the nature of the financial instrument and size of the transfer relative to total net assets available for benefits. For the years ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, there were no transfers between different levels of fair value hierarchy.

   
2022
2021
 
Asset Category
Level 1
Level 1
 
Investment in stocks
¥ 22,666,058,479
¥ 17,888,509,025


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7.
INVESTMENTS
The investments held by the Plan as of June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020, and the related unrealized fair value gain and unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss) for the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020, were as follows:
   
                                       
2022
 2021
2020
 
 
Number of shares
1,153,299
1,198,909
1,294,674
 
 
Cost
 ¥17,490,766,540
¥ 15,634,863,503
¥15,449,777,015
 
 
Unrealized fair value gain
1,160,193,071
1,832,033,465
1,257,653,017
 
 
Unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss)
4,015,098,869
421,612,057
(28,533,439)
 
 
Market value
¥22,666,058,479
¥17,888,509,025
¥16,678,896,593
 

The realized gain on sale of stock for the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020, was determined as follows:
   
2022
2021
2020
 
 
Proceeds on sale of shares
¥2,561,475,872
¥2,937,853,875
¥2,220,575,308
 
 
Cost
2,341,799,184
2,702,296,730
2,024,850,255
 
 
Realized fair value gain
¥219,676,688
¥235,557,145
¥195,725,053
 

8.
DISTRIBUTIONS PAYABLE
There are no distributions payable to participants who have elected to withdraw from the Plan as of June 30, 2022 and 2021.
9.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS AND TRANSLATIONS
Contributions to the Plan are denominated in Japanese Yen; however, purchases and sales of Stock are measured in U.S. Dollars resulting in net unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss) of ¥4,015 million in 2022, ¥421.61 million in 2021 and (¥28.53 million) in 2020.  Net realized foreign exchange gain (loss) of ¥141.9 million in 2022, (¥28.36 million) in 2021 and ¥17.93 million in 2020, as disclosed in the statements of changes in net assets available for plan benefits.
10.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Plan held 1,153,299 and 1,198,909 ordinary shares of The Procter & Gamble Company with a cost of ¥17.49 billion ($128.5 million) and ¥15.63 billion ($141.38 million), as of June 30,2022 and 2021, respectively. For the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020, the Plan recorded dividend income of ¥347.3 million, ¥293.67 million and ¥308.45 million, respectively.
During the years ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020, the Plan received contributions amounting to ¥214.8 million, ¥221.73 million and ¥219.98 million respectively from P&G Japan G.K., P&G K.K., P&G Prestige Godo Kaisha, and P&G Innovation Godo Kaisha.
11.
TAX STATUS
The Plan is not subject to taxation in the United States, nor the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). All investment gains and losses, dividends received, contributions and administrative charges paid by the Companies on behalf of participants in the Plan are taxable to the participants.

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12.
U.S. DOLLAR AMOUNTS
U.S. Dollar amounts presented in these financial statements are included solely for the convenience of the reader.  These translations should not be construed as representations that the Japanese Yen amounts have been, could have been or could in the future be, converted into U.S. Dollars.  As the amounts shown in U.S. Dollars are for convenience only, the rate of ¥136.1 = US$1, the approximate current rate at June 30, 2022 has been used for the purpose of presentation of the U.S. Dollar amounts in the accompanying statements of net assets available for plan benefits and changes in net assets available for plan benefits.
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THE PLAN. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused the Annual Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on September 16, 2022.


EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (JAPAN)
By: P&G GROUP EMPLOYEE’S SHAREHOLDING ASSOCIATION



                                            By:     /s/ Ayako Komaguchi         
                                                        Ayako Komaguchi
                                                        Chairman




EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.                                                                                                
      23                      Navarro Amper & Co.


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