This excerpt taken from the SIRI 8-K filed Nov 13, 2008.
-- the synergies that are expected to be realized from the merger of SIRIUS and XM.
While considered reasonable by the company when taken as a whole, the assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the company's control. In addition, the projections are based upon specific assumptions with respect to future business conditions, some or all of which will change. The company's independent registered public accounting firm has not examined or compiled the projections, expressed any conclusion or provided any form of assurance with respect to them and, accordingly, assumes no responsibility for them. The projections, like any forecast, are necessarily speculative in nature and it can be expected that the assumptions upon which the projections are based will not prove to be valid or will vary from actual results. Actual results will vary from the projections and the variations may be material. Consequently, the projections should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that the subscribers, revenue, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow will actually be achieved. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these projections.
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving SIRIUS and XM, including potential synergies and cost savings and the timing thereof, future financial and operating results, the combined companys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as anticipate, believe, plan, estimate, expect, intend, will,
should, may, or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of SIRIUS and XMs management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of SIRIUS and XM. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: general business and economic conditions; the performance of financial markets and interest rates; the ability to obtain governmental approvals of the transaction on a timely basis; the failure to realize synergies and cost-savings from the transaction or delay in realization thereof; the businesses of SIRIUS and XM may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; and operating costs and business disruption following the merger, including adverse effects on employee retention and on our business relationships with third parties, including manufacturers of radios, retailers, automakers and programming providers. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS and XMs results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS and XMs Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and their respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SECs Internet site (http://www.sec.gov