"As part of our long term branding strategy, we've set December 2, 2013 as the initial brand launch date on which we'll officially change our corporate name to SP Plus Corporation and launch our new brand and website. For the time being, we'll continue to conduct our parking operations under their original brands. Starting in 2014, we anticipate beginning a phased transition of those operations to a new SP+ Parking brand."
Wilhelm concluded, "We have made excellent progress integrating the two businesses since the merger was completed one year ago. Our two organizations have blended seamlessly, and we continue to explore opportunities to leverage our shared expertise across the business and expand our service capabilities to customers to drive long term, profitable growth. Our staged integration continues its smooth execution and remains on track. We began to integrate locations in eight more states into our combined support office systems and processes at the start of the fourth quarter. We expect to continue converting additional states at an orderly pace and to have completed the integration of all locations by the end of 2014."
Update Regarding Accounting Review of Bradley Agreement
The Company has completed its previously announced accounting review of its Bradley Agreement. The review was isolated to this one agreement, which has been in place for the last 13 years and centered around the application of technical accounting principles to various aspects of the agreement. At the inception of the Bradley Agreement in March 2000, the Company determined, after consultation with and concurrence by Ernst & Young, LLP, that any deficiency payments under the Bradley Agreement should be accounted for as a receivable on the Company's consolidated balance sheet. Based in part on its ongoing consultation with and concurrence by Ernst & Young, LLP throughout the entire contract period to date, the Company believed this to be the proper accounting treatment, and consistently maintained such treatment over the past thirteen years. The Company believed that it would, and continues to believe that it will, ultimately recover the deficiency payments; however, after consultation with and concurrence by Ernst & Young, LLP, the Company now has concluded that the deficiency payments should not have been recognized as a receivable, but rather should have been, and should continue to be, recorded as cost of parking services in the reporting periods in which such payments were made, and that the repayments to the Company of any deficiency payment should have been, and should continue to be, recognized as reimbursements of such cost of parking services in the reporting periods in which such payments were received. This change in accounting does not impact the economics of the Bradley Agreement, including related cash flows as disclosed in the Company's quarterly reports, but may cause increased fluctuations in the Company's future quarterly results of operations. The impact of the restatement on the Company's operating results for the periods presented in this release is reflected in the tables accompanying this release. For further information, see the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2013 and amendments to prior reports filed by the Company contemporaneously with this release.
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