To address these matters, the Company expects to file amendments to its previously issued financial statements and MD&A for the years ended September 30, 2012; September 30, 2011; the fifteen-month period ended September 30, 2010 as well as the December 31, 2011; March 31, 2012; June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012 interim periods. These financial statements and MD&A should not be relied upon until such time as the Company files its restated financial statements.
The decision to restate prior financial statements and MD&A based on these matters was made by the Company's Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of management and the Audit Committee. In connection with this matter, the Company has re-evaluated its conclusions regarding the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting for the affected periods and determined that a material weakness existed. As a result of the material weakness, the Company has now concluded that such controls were ineffective. Accordingly, the Company will restate its disclosures to include the identification of a material weakness related to the restatements.
About Cash Store Financial
Cash Store Financial is the only lender and broker of short-term advances and provider of other financial services in Canada that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CSF). Cash Store Financial also trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CSFS). Cash Store Financial operates 513 branches across Canada under the banners "Cash Store Financial", "Instaloans" and "The Title Store". Cash Store Financial also operates 25 branches in the United Kingdom.Cash Store Financial and Instaloans primarily act as lenders and brokers to facilitate short-term advances and provide other financial services to income-earning consumers who may not be able to obtain them from traditional banks. Cash Store Financial also provides a private-label debit card (the "Freedom" card) and a prepaid credit card (the "Freedom MasterCard") as well as other financial services, including bank accounts.