Safe Harbor Statement:
Certain statements in this news release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company intends that all such statements be subject to the "safe-harbor" provisions contained in those sections. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about the status and timing of the company's freight forwarding operating system, including plans to have more than 70 percent of shipments on the new system by the end of fiscal 2014 and any other statements not of an historical nature. Many important factors may cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: volatility with respect to global trade, particularly as it relates to the global airfreight, ocean freight and contract logistics and distribution markets; global economic, political and market conditions, including those in Africa, Asia and EMENA; risks associated with the company's business transformation initiative, which include unanticipated difficulties, delays, additional costs and expenses; changes in interest and foreign exchange rates; risks that the company might be required to record impairment charges to goodwill or additional increases in its valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; risks associated with the company's ability to satisfy financial covenants in connection with its credit facilities and note purchase agreement in the future and its ability to amend, refinance, renew or replace its credit facilities, note purchase agreement and other indebtedness on commercially reasonable terms or at all; risks associated with the profitability of certain operations and changes in statutory tax rates worldwide, changes in the geographic composition of the company's worldwide taxable income, changes in the company's unrecognized tax positions, and the impact of audit settlements with local tax authorities; volatile fuel costs; transportation capacity, pricing dynamics and the ability of the company to secure space on third party aircraft, ocean vessels and other modes of transportation; material interruptions in transportation services; risks of international operations; risks associated with, and the potential for penalties, fines, costs and expenses the company may incur as a result of the ongoing publicly announced governmental investigations into the international air freight and air cargo transportation industry and other related investigations and lawsuits; risks of adverse legal judgments and other liabilities not limited by contract or covered by insurance; the financial condition of the company's customers; disruptions caused by epidemics, natural disasters, conflicts, wars and terrorism; and the other risks and uncertainties described in "Risk Factors" and "Forward-looking Statements" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and as described in the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by UTi or any other person that UTi's objectives or plans will be achieved in the timeframe anticipated or at all. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the company's forward-looking statements. UTi undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.