CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Statements in this press release that are not historical, including but not limited to those regarding the Company’s ability to: (i) achieve full year EPS of approximately $5.25, excluding charges, and $3.65 after taking into account all acquisition, Black & Decker transaction-related one-time charges, the charges associated with the 2012 cost actions and the charges associated with the extinguishment of debt; (ii) deliver fourth quarter EPS of approximately $1.45; (iii) deliver $800-$900 million run rate incremental revenue in three years from the organic growth initiatives; (iv) deliver free cash flow of approximately $1.2 billion for the full year; (v) limit the Company’s effective tax rate to approximately 22.5%; and (vi) have more than 20% of the Company’s revenues generated in emerging markets and deliver organic growth in the 4-6% range by the middle of the decade (collectively, the “Results”); are “forward looking statements” and subject to risk and uncertainty.
The Company’s ability to deliver the Results as described above is based on current expectations and involves inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors listed below and other factors that could delay, divert, or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations. In addition to the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in this press release, the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking statements include, without limitation, those set forth under Item 1A Risk Factors of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and any material changes thereto set forth in any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, or those contained in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and those set forth below.
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