A reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP results is included as an attachment to this press release and has been posted online at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.Conference Call Webcast Mueller Water Products’ quarterly earnings conference call will take place Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Mueller Water Products’ chairman, president and chief executive officer, Gregory E. Hyland, and members of the leadership team will discuss the Company’s recent financial performance and respond to questions from financial analysts. Mueller Water Products invites those interested to listen to the call and view the accompanying slide presentation, which will be carried live on its website at www.muellerwaterproducts.com. The archived webcast and the corresponding slide presentation will be available for at least 90 days in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. Those interested in listening to the call should log on to the website several minutes before the start of the call. After selecting the presentation icon, interested parties should follow the instructions to ensure their systems are set up to hear the event and view the accompanying slides. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, plan, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding trends in the water infrastructure market and residential housing market, spending trends by municipalities on water infrastructure, the potential of Mueller Systems and Echologics, and the outcome of our evaluation of strategic alternatives for U.S. Pipe, and the impact of these factors on our businesses. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the following:
- the spending level for water and wastewater infrastructure;
- the level of manufacturing and construction activity;
- our ability to service our debt obligations; and
- the other factors that are described in the section entitled “RISK FACTORS” in Item 1A of our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.