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Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
Organic sales growth is defined as total sales growth less the sales of companies acquired in the past twelve months and any foreign currency impacts. Operating margin is defined as sales less cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses. Management uses operating margin and its percentage of net sales as key measures to assess the performance of the Company as a whole, as well as the related measures at the segment level. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital and software expenditures. Management considers free cash flow an important indicator of its liquidity, as well as its ability to fund future growth and to provide a return to the shareowners. Free cash flow does not include deductions for mandatory debt service, other borrowing activity, discretionary dividends on the Company’s common stock and business acquisitions, among other items. The normalized statement of operations, cash flows and business segment information, as reconciled to GAAP on pages 16-21 for 2012 and 2011, is considered relevant to aid analysis of the Company’s operating performance, earnings results and cash flows aside from the material impact of the one-time charges and payments associated with the Black & Decker merger, Niscayah acquisition and other smaller acquisitions of the Company, as well as the charges associated with the extinguishment of debt during 3Q’12. Normalized cash flow and free cash flow, as reconciled from the associated GAAP measures on pages 18 and 19 for 2012 and 2011 are considered meaningful pro forma metrics to aid the understanding of the company’s cash flow performance aside from the material impact of the M&A-related payments and charges.