Forward-looking information – disclaimer
This report, together with Nampak's suite of annual reports published for the financial year ended 30 September 2018, are not reported financial results or historical information, but forward-looking statements. These statements are predictions of or indicate future events, prospects, objectives or plans. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding volume growth, increases in market share, exchange rate fluctuations, shareholder return and cost reductions. By their nature, forward-looking statements are inherently predictive, speculative and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. If one or more of these risk materialise, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, Nampak's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: changes in economic or political conditions and changes to the associated legal, regulatory an tax environments; lower than expected performance of existing or new products and the impact thereof on the group's future revenue, cost structure and capital expenditure; skills shortage; changes in foreign exchange rates and a lack of market liquidity; increased competition, slower than expected customer growth and reduced customer retention; acquisitions and investments of group businesses and assets and the pursuit of new, unexpected strategic opportunities; the extent of any future write-downs or impairment charges on the group's assets; the impact of legal or other proceedings against the group; uncontrollable increases to legacy defined benefit liabilities and higher than expected costs or capital expenditures. When relying on forward-looking statements to make investment decisions, you should carefully consider both these factors and other uncertainties and events. Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and Nampak does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.