As a result of the restatement described above, the board of directors of CEDC, in consultation with senior CEDC management, is reviewing the timing of the CEDC's 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders previously scheduled to be held on June 29, 2012 in light of the need to restate its accounts and will make an announcement in that regard in due course.
The expected effects of the restatement described above are based on currently available information. Because CEDC's accounting review is ongoing and CEDC's Audit Committee has requested a review of the matters described above, the estimates included herein are subject to change until the final restated financial statements are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Central European Distribution Company
CEDC is one of the largest producers of vodka in the world and Central and Eastern Europe's largest integrated spirit beverage business. CEDC produces the Green Mark, Absolwent, Zubrowka, Bols, Parliament, Zhuravli, Royal and Soplica brands, among others. CEDC currently exports its products to many markets around the world, including the United States, England, France and Japan.CEDC also is a leading importer of alcoholic beverages in Poland, Russia and Hungary. In Poland, CEDC imports many of the world's leading brands, including brands such as Carlo Rossi Wines, Concha y Toro wines, Metaxa Liqueur, Remy Martin Cognac, Sutter Home wines, Grant's Whisky, Jagermeister, E&J Gallo, Jim Beam Bourbon, Sierra Tequila, Teacher's Whisky, Campari, Cinzano, and Old Smuggler. CEDC is also a leading importer of premium spirits and wines in Russia with such brands as Concha y Toro, among others. Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Information This press release contains forward looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected materiality or significance of the estimated adjustments to the financial statements, the expected timing for filing CEDC's amended annual and quarterly reports and the quantitative effects of the restatement. Forward looking statements are based on our knowledge of facts as of the date hereof and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CEDC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by our forward looking statements. Such risks include, among others, the risk that additional information may arise from the evaluation of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures and that the preparation of CEDC's restated financial statements or other subsequent events would require CEDC to make other revisions.