General Mills Inc reported a slightly lower quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by higher expenses.

The maker of Progresso soups, Cheerios cereal and Green Giant frozen vegetables said net income was $391.5 million, or 58 cents per share, in the fiscal third quarter, ended on February 26, compared to $392.1 million, or 59 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales were $4.12 billion, up from $3.65 billion a year earlier.

(Reporting By Martinne Geller in New York; Editing by Derek Caney)