General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty, construction and communications markets. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com .
Alcan Cable, the wire and cable business of Rio Tinto plc (LSE: RIO), a 100-year-old leader in the production of aluminum cable for the utility and building industries, offers a wide range of bare and insulated conductors to both the utility and distribution markets, supporting them with highly capable resources to ensure the highest value application of our products. For more information about Alcan Cable, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.alcancable.com .
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release including, without
limitation, statements regarding future financial results and
performance, plans and objectives, capital expenditures and the
Company’s or management’s beliefs, expectations or opinions, are
These statements are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are those that predict or
describe future events or trends and that do not relate solely to
Forward-looking statements can generally be
identified as statements containing the words “believe,” “expect,”
“may,” “could,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “estimate,” “project,”
“will,” “plan,” “assume,” “seek to” or other similar expressions,
although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying
In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as
a result of factors, risks and uncertainties over many of which the
Company has no control.
These risks, uncertainties and factors
specific to the Alcan Cable acquisition include, but are not limited to:
(i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that would
result in the termination or delay of the proposed Alcan Cable
acquisition, (ii) the inability to complete the proposed acquisition due
to the failure of the Company or Alcan Cable to satisfy any of the
conditions to the closing of the acquisition, including the failure to
obtain necessary regulatory approvals, (iii) the risk that the proposed
acquisition could disrupt the plans and operations of the Company, Alcan
Cable or both and the potential difficulties of employee retention as a
result of the acquisition, and (iv) the risk that the Company may not
realize the expected financial and other benefits from the proposed
The foregoing factors should not be construed as
exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the risk factors
described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 23, 2012, as
well as any current and periodic reports filed with the SEC subsequent
to such date.
Forward looking statements reflect the views and
assumptions of management as of the date of this Current Report with
respect to future events.
The Company does not undertake, and
hereby disclaims, any obligation, unless required to do so by applicable
securities laws, to update any forward-looking statements as a result of
new information, future events or other factors.
The inclusion of
any statement in this Current Report does not constitute an admission by
the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances
described in such statement are material.
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