Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) announced today that it will release fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 earnings results prior to the opening of business on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. On July 21, 2016, the company announced that it had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger under which Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., will acquire the company. In light of the pending merger, the company will not hold a conference call following issuance of its four quarter and fiscal year 2016 earnings release. For more information related to the merger, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About Joy Global Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in mining equipment and services for surface and underground mining. Additional Information and Where to Find it Joy Global has filed with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement in connection with the contemplated transactions. The definitive proxy statement will be sent or given to Joy Global stockholders and will contain important information about the contemplated transactions. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the preliminary proxy statement and the definitive proxy statement (when it is available) and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Certain Information Concerning Participants Joy Global and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Joy Global investors and security holders in connection with the contemplated transactions. Information about Joy Global's directors and executive officers is set forth in its preliminary proxy statement in connection with the contemplated transactions, its proxy statement for its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and its most recent annual report on Form 10-K. These documents may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information This communication contains forward-looking information about Joy Global, Komatsu Ltd. and Komatsu America Corp. and the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "could," "plan," "goal," "potential," "pro forma," "seek," "intend" or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, financial projections, guidance and estimates (including their underlying assumptions), statements regarding plans, objectives, expectations or consequences of announced transactions, and statements about the future performance, operations, products and services of Joy Global and its subsidiaries. Joy Global cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, actual results and experience may materially differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the following: the failure to obtain Joy Global stockholder approval of the proposed transaction; the possibility that the closing conditions to the contemplated transactions may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant a necessary regulatory approval; delay in closing the transaction or the possibility of non-consummation of the transaction; the potential for regulatory authorities to require divestitures in connection with the proposed transaction; the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the merger agreement; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the contemplated transactions may affect the timing or occurrence of the contemplated transactions or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; risks inherent in the achievement of cost synergies and the timing thereof; risks related to the disruption of the transaction to Joy Global and its management; the effect of announcement of the transaction on Joy Global's ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and other third parties; fluctuations in the availability and prices of commodities; difficult global economic and capital markets conditions; risks associated with revenues from foreign markets; interruption, failure or compromise of Joy Global's information systems; and changes in the legal and regulatory environment. These risks and others are described in greater detail in Joy Global's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 30, 2015, as well as in Joy Global's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed by Joy Global with the SEC after the date thereof. Joy Global makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances occurring or existing after the date any forward-looking statement is made.