Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This annual report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws in the U.S. and Mexico. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements in the U.S. federal securities laws and equivalent provision in Mexican securities laws. In some cases, these statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "may," "should," "could," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "plan," "believe," "predict," "potential" and "intend" or other similar words. These forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations and projections about future events based on our knowledge of present facts and circumstances and assumptions about future events. These statements necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. Some of the risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause results to differ, or that otherwise could have an impact on us or our subsidiaries, include: the cyclical activity of the construction sector; competition; general political, economic and business conditions; the regulatory environment, including environmental, tax and acquisition-related rules and regulations; our ability to satisfy our obligations under the Financing Agreement recently entered into with our major creditors; weather conditions; natural disasters and other unforeseen events; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business and the countries in which we operate.
Readers are urged to read this annual report and carefully consider the risks, uncertainties and other factors that affect our business. The information contained in this annual report is subject to change without notice, and we are not obligated to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements. Readers should review future reports filed by us with the SEC and the BMV and/or CNBV.
This annual report also includes statistical data regarding the production, distribution, marketing and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, clinker and aggregates. We generated some of this data internally, and some was obtained from independent industry publications and reports that we believe to be reliable sources. We have not independently verified this data nor sought the consent of any organizations to refer to their reports in this annual report.