Q4 2011 Graco Earnings Conference Call
Jan 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST
Pat McHale, President and CEO
Jim Graner, Chief Financial Officer
Caroline Chambers, Vice President & Controller
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Safe Harbor Statement
A forward-looking statement is any statement made in reports that Graco files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or in press or earnings releases, analyst briefings, conference calls, executive presentations and our Annual Report to shareholders which reflects the Company's current thinking on market trends and Graco's future financial performance at the time they are made. All forecasts and projections are forward-looking statements.
The Company desires to take advantage of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 by making cautionary statements concerning any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Graco. We cannot give any assurance that the results forecasted in any forward-looking statement will actually be achieved. Future results could differ materially from those expressed due to the impact of changes in various factors. These risk factors include, but are not limited to, economic conditions in the United States and other major world economies, current fluctuations, political instability, changes in laws and regulations, and changes in product demand. Please refer to Item 1A of, and Exhibit 99 to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year for a more comprehensive discussion of these and other risk factors.
Investors should realize that factors other than those identified above and in Item 1A and Exhibit 99 might prove important to the Company's future results. It is not possible for management to identify each and every factor that may have an impact on the Company's operations in the future as new factors can develop from time to time.