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Cautionary Statement under Federal Securities Laws

This website includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on management’s beliefs, certain assumptions made by management, forecasts of future results, and current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets and economy in which we and our various segments operate. The statements contained in this website that are not statements of historical fact may include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. We have used the words “anticipate,” “intend,” “may,” “expect,” “believe,” “should,” “plan,” “will,” “estimate,” and variations of such words and similar expressions in this website to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those matters expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise. The risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are involved in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

 

general economic, business and market conditions in the United States and overseas, including economic instability or a downturn in the markets served by us, such as automotive, electronics, coinage, telecommunications, ammunition and housing;
the cyclical nature of our operating results;
competitive pressures affecting selling prices and volumes, particularly changes in electrochemical unit, which we refer to as an ECU, prices from expected levels;
the supply/demand balance for our products, including the impact of excess industry capacity;
the occurrence of unexpected manufacturing interruptions/outages, including those occurring as a result of production hazards;
efficacy of new technologies;
loss of key customers or suppliers;
acceleration or expansion of backward integration by current and potential customers; higher than expected raw material and utility costs;
higher than expected transportation and/or logistics costs;
failure to achieve targeted cost reduction programs;
environmental costs and other expenditures in excess of those projected;
changes in laws and regulations inside or outside the United States;
higher than expected interest rates;
and the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that occurred on September 11, 2001.

 

All of our forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors.