Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements
Certain of the statements and information contained in this news release which are not current statements or historical facts constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian Securities laws and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information and statements are typically identified by use of the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "goal", "target", "should", "likely", "potential", "continue", "project", "forecast", "prospects", and similar expressions.
Forward-looking information and statements are based on the then-current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about our business and the industry and markets in which we operate. Forward-looking information and statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict.
Persons reading this news release are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are only predictions, and that our actual future results or performance may be materially different due to a number of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to: changes in the market; potential downturns in economic conditions; our ability to implement our business strategies; competition from traditional and online retailers; limited suppliers; limited availability of inventory; inventory risk; disruption in our distribution facilities; mergers and acquisitions; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory requirements; demand for contact lenses, eyeglasses and related vision care products; the risk that we will not be successful in defending against litigation; dependence on the internet; and other factors referred to under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Information Form, dated December 14, 2011. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information and statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary note.