Forward-looking statements contained in this report represent our best estimates of trends we know about, trends we anticipate and trends we believe are relevant to future operations. However, actual results may be different from estimates. Certain forward-looking statements are included in this report and use such words as “may,” “will,” “could,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan” or other similar terminology. These statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance as of the date of this report. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

The following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or underlying, forward-looking statements: effectiveness of operating initiatives; success in advertising and promotional efforts; changes in national and local business and economic conditions, including their impact on consumer and business confidence; fluctuations in currency exchange and interest rates; labor and other operating costs; oil, fuel and other transportation costs; the effects of war and terrorist activities; competition, including pricing and marketing initiatives and new service offerings by our competitors; consumer preferences or perceptions concerning our service offerings; spending patterns and demographic trends; availability of qualified personnel; severe weather conditions; effects of legal claims; cost and deployment of capital; changes in laws and regulations; costs and delays associated with new regulations imposed by the PRC; and changes in applicable accounting policies and practices. The foregoing list of important factors is not all-inclusive. We have no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.