On behalf of the Board of Directors,
signed "Luc Desjardins"
President and Chief Executive Officer
2012 Detailed Fourth Quarter Results
Superior's 2012 Fourth Quarter Financial Discussion and Analysis is attached and is also available on Superior's website at www.superiorplus.com under the Investor Relations section.
2012 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results Conference Call
Superior will be conducting a conference call and webcast for investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives to discuss the 2012 Fourth Quarter Results at 8:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, February 15, 2013. To participate in the call, dial:1-866-226-1792. An archived recording of the call will be available for replay until midnight, April 15, 2013. To access the recording, dial: 1-800-408-3053 and enter pass code 5664915 followed by the # key. Internet users can listen to the call live, or as an archived call, on Superior's website at www.superiorplus.com.
Forward Looking Information
Certain information included herein is forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may include statements regarding the objectives, business strategies to achieve those objectives, expected financial results (including those in the area of risk management), economic or market conditions, and the outlook of or involving Superior, Superior LP and its businesses. Such information is typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "plan", "intend", "forecast", "future", "guidance", "may", "predict", "project", "should", "strategy", "target", "will" or similar expressions suggesting future outcomes.
Forward-looking information in this Financial Discussion and Analysis (FD&A) includes future financial position, consolidated and business segment outlooks, expected EBITDA from operations, expected adjusted operating cash flow (AOCF) and adjusted operating cash flow per share, expected leverage ratios and debt repayment, debt management summary, business strategy and objectives, development plans and programs, business expansion and improvement projects, expected timing of commercial production associated therewith, market conditions in Canada and the U.S., expected tax consequences of the Conversion, the expected challenge by the CRA of the tax consequences of the Conversion (and the expected timing and impact of such process including any payment of taxes and the quantum of such payments), future income taxes, the impact of proposed changes to Canadian tax legislation or U.S. tax legislation, future economic conditions, future exchange rates and exposure to such rates, dividend strategy, anticipated DRIP proceeds, payout ratio, expected weather, commodity prices and costs, the impact of contracts for commodities, demand for chemicals including sodium chlorate and chloralkali, effect of operational and technological improvements, business enterprise system upgrade plans, future account receivable levels, regulatory compliance costs, the impact of ongoing legal proceedings, expected life of facilities and statements regarding net working capital and capital expenditure requirements of Superior or Superior Plus LP.
Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's expectations and plans about the future and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking information herein is based on various assumptions and expectations that Superior believes are reasonable in the circumstances. No assurance can be given that these assumptions and expectations will prove to be correct. Those assumptions and expectations are based on information currently available to Superior, including information obtained from third party industry analysts and other third party sources, and the historic performance of Superior's businesses. Such assumptions include anticipated financial performance, current business and economic trends, the amount of future dividends paid by Superior, business prospects, availability and utilization of tax basis, regulatory developments, currency, exchange and interest rates, trading data, cost estimates, our ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms, the assumptions set forth under the "Financial Outlook" section of this FD&A and are subject to the risks and uncertainties set forth below.
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