This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Our historical and pro forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of our results as a separate company and therefore may not be reliable as an indicator of our future financial results.
Our historical financial statements and Unaudited Pro Forma Combined and Consolidated Financial Statements have been created from Sara Lees financial statements using our historical results of operations and historical bases of assets and liabilities as part of Sara Lee. Accordingly, the historical financial information we have included in this information statement is not necessarily indicative of what our financial position, results of operations and cash flows would have been if we had been a separate, stand-alone entity during the periods presented.
The historical financial information is not necessarily indicative of what our results of operations, financial position and cash flows will be in the future and does not reflect many significant changes that will occur in our capital structure, funding and operations as a result of the spin off. While our historical results of operations include all costs of Sara Lees branded apparel business, our historical costs and expenses do not include all of the costs that would have been or will be incurred by us as an independent company. In addition, we have not made adjustments to our historical financial information to reflect changes, many of which are significant, that will occur in our cost structure, financing and operations as a result of the spin off, including the substantial debt and pension liabilities that we will assume in connection with the spin off. These changes include potentially increased costs associated with reduced economies of scale and purchasing power.
Our effective income tax rate as reflected in our historical financial information also may not be indicative of our future effective income tax rate. Among other things, the rate may be materially impacted by: