While O-I will contend with challenging market conditions in Australia and New Zealand beyond the second quarter, the Company expects to resolve its North American supply chain and production issues in a timely manner. In addition, the Company has been making progress with its European customers on the implementation of previously announced energy surcharges. Subject to the outcome of an ongoing review of long-term capacity requirements in Australia, the Company continues to expect free cash flow generation of approximately $300 million in 2011, compared to $100 million in 2010. The Company will provide further details on its second quarter performance and business outlook at its quarterly earnings conference call scheduled for July 28, 2011.
O-I Senior Vice President and CFO Ed White will present at the Deutsche Bank Global Industries and Basic Materials Conference at 8:00 a.m., Central Time on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
A live Webcast of the presentation will be available at www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/confLobby.zhtml?ticker=OI&item_id=4065803. The replay will be posted within 24 hours of the presentation and will be archived through this link for 90 days. Slides for the O-I presentation will be available through the Company's website: www.o-i.com/investorrelations.
Company ProfileOwens- Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. With revenues of $6.6 billion in 2010, the Company is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs more than 24,000 people at 80 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, effective and sustainable glass packaging solutions to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit www.o-i.com. Regulation G The information presented above regarding adjusted net earnings relates to net earnings attributable to the Company exclusive of items management considers not representative of ongoing operations and does not conform to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). It should not be construed as an alternative to the reported results determined in accordance with GAAP. Management has included this non-GAAP information to assist in understanding the comparability of results of ongoing operations. Management uses this non-GAAP information principally for internal reporting, forecasting, budgeting and calculating bonus payments. Further, the information presented above regarding free cash flow does not conform to GAAP. Management defines free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities less capital spending (both as determined in accordance with GAAP) and has included this non-GAAP information to assist in understanding the comparability of cash flows. Management uses this non-GAAP information principally for internal reporting, forecasting and budgeting. Management believes that the non-GAAP presentation allows the board of directors, management, investors and analysts to better understand the Company's financial performance in relationship to core operating results and the business outlook.
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