Important risk factors that may cause such a difference in connection with the proposed merger with Western Digital include, but are not limited to, the following factors: (1) the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to satisfy conditions to completion of the merger, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals related to the merger; (2) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the merger and the ability of each party to consummate the merger; (3) risks that the proposed merger disrupts the current plans and operations of Western Digital or SanDisk; (4) the ability of Western Digital and SanDisk to retain and hire key personnel; (5) competitive responses to the proposed merger; (6) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; (7) the outcome of any legal proceedings that could be instituted against Western Digital, SanDisk or their respective directors related to the merger; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; (9) the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, cost savings and synergies from the merger; (10) delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating the combined companies' existing businesses and the indebtedness planned to be incurred in connection with the merger; and (11) legislative, regulatory and economic developments. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed merger, are more fully discussed in the joint proxy statement/prospectus included in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed by Western Digital with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger. In addition, actual results are subject to other risks and uncertainties that relate more broadly to SanDisk's overall business, including those more fully described in SanDisk's filings with the SEC including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016, and Western Digital's overall business and financial condition, including those more fully described in Western Digital's filings with the SEC including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 3, 2015 and its quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q for the current fiscal year. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of this date. SanDisk does not undertake any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, announced today that it plans to release its fiscal first quarter financial results for the quarter ending April 3, 2016 via Business Wire after the close of the NASDAQ market on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. In light of the pending acquisition by Western Digital Corporation, SanDisk will not hold a conference call to discuss its financial results. SanDisk also plans to publish earnings related materials on its website at www.sandisk.com/ir . About SanDisk SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk's quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk's consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com. © 2016 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). Forward Looking Statements All statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on SanDisk's current expectations, estimates and projections about the proposed merger, its business and industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by SanDisk, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," "pending," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include references to the pending acquisition by Western Digital Corporation ("Western Digital") and the planned earnings release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.