Textainer will hold a conference call and a Webcast at 11:00 am EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 to discuss Textainer’s 2012 second-quarter results. An archive of the Webcast will be available one hour after the live call through August 7, 2013. For callers in the U.S. the dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 303-9078; for callers outside the U.S. the dial-in number for the conference call is (970) 315-0455. To access the live Webcast or archive, please visit Textainer’s website at http://www.textainer.com.
About Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Textainer Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (“Textainer”) is the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size. The Company began operations in 1979 and as of the most recent quarter end had more than 1.7 million containers, representing more than 2.6 million TEU, in its owned and managed fleet. Textainer leases dry freight, refrigerated, and specialized containers. Each year the Company is one of the largest purchasers of new containers as well as one of the largest sellers of used containers. Textainer leases containers to approximately 400 shipping lines and other lessees and sells containers to more than 1,000 customers worldwide and provides services worldwide via a network of regional and area offices, as well as independent depots.Important Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not statements of historical facts and include, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) Textainer's belief that the additional liquidity created by its recent financings puts it in a strong position to continue purchasing both new and used containers to meet the needs of shipping lines and their increased preference to lease containers; (ii) Textainer’s belief that industry data suggests that worldwide container production in 2012 will be approximately 2.3 million TEU, a 15% decline from 2011 production of approximately 2.7 million TEU; (iii) Textainer’s expectation that declining production, coupled with increasing industry container disposals and limited new shipping line investment, will support continued high fleet utilization; (iv) Textainer’s belief that its increasing owned percentage of its fleet, high percentage of long-term leases and high utilization rates will provide sustained performance; (v) Textainer's belief that having 80% of its fleet committed to long-term operating and direct financing and sales-type leases, compared to 78% a year ago, reduces the volatility of its utilization; and (vi) Textainer’s belief that more purchase leaseback and trading opportunities will increase trading container profits and signal the possibility of more replacement demand for new containers. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following items that could materially and negatively impact our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition and future prospects: any deceleration or reversal of the current domestic and global economic recoveries; lease rates may decrease and lessees may default, which could decrease revenue and increasing storage, repositioning, collection and recovery expenses; we own a large and growing number of containers in our fleet and are subject to significant ownership risk; further consolidation of container manufacturers or the disruption of manufacturing for the major manufacturers could result in higher new container prices and/or decreased supply of new containers and any increase in the cost or reduction in the supply of new containers; the demand for leased containers depends on many political and economic factors beyond Textainer's control; the demand for leased containers is partially tied to international trade and if this demand were to decrease due to increased barriers to trade, or for any other reason, it could reduce demand for intermodal container leasing; as we increase the number of containers in our owned fleet, we will have significant capital at risk and may need to incur more debt, which could result in financial instability; Textainer faces extensive competition in the container leasing industry; the international nature of the container shipping industry exposes Textainer to numerous risks; gains and losses associated with the disposition of used equipment may fluctuate; our indebtedness reduces our financial flexibility and could impede our ability to operate; and other risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in Textainer's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For a discussion of some of these risks and uncertainties, see Item 3 "Key Information-- Risk Factors" in Textainer's Annual Report on Form 20-F/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2012.