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) Textainers belief that the outlook for 2013 for its industry remains attractive; (ii) Textainer’s belief that owning containers increases the value it delivers to its shareholders as it earns significantly more on owned containers than managed containers; (iii) industry data suggesting that shipping lines are likely to remain dependent on container lessors for the majority of their container needs due to limitations on both the cash they have available for investment and the funding provided by banks; (iv) industry data suggesting that manufacturers are expected to purchase 70% or more of total production versus 65% last year; (v) Textainer’s belief that the expectation of shipping lines to continue their recent increase in disposals provides opportunities for purchase leaseback and trading business as well as increases in the demand for new replacement containers; (vi) Textainer’s belief that the container industry’s outlook, coupled with Textainer’s strong balance sheet and access to financing, positions Textainer to continue to grow its market share, provide consistent financial results and maintain its market leading position; (vii) Textainer’s belief that, while it expects its average utilization to be below last year’s level, it should remain high since 82% of its fleet is subject to long-term and financing leases; (viii) Textainer’s expectation that it will further grow its finance lease and purchase leaseback business in 2013 and (ix) Textainer’s belief that its dividend policy properly balances the need to fund growth while providing income to its shareholders. 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.