Mr. Alario continued, "While conditions could worsen beyond what's been signaled by our customers, we believe we've captured the downside impact to our near-term outlook in the U.S. market. Longer-term, Key's outlook for growth opportunities, particularly in the oil markets, remains positive. We will more fully communicate our outlook and provide any further updates on our second quarter earnings conference call."
Key intends to report its second quarter 2012 financial results after market close on Thursday, July 26, 2012 and host a conference call to discuss those results on Friday, July 27, 2012. Additional conference call details will be provided at a later date.
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