Mr. Lewis has announced his intention to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective May 19, 2013. He will assume a senior advisor role to the Company to aid in the transition and will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors of FLIR. Mr. Andrew C. Teich, currently President of the Company's Commercial Systems division, will assume the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR upon Mr. Lewis's retirement. "This is the culmination of a process that began more than two years ago with three of my direct reports completing the Harvard Advanced Management Program," said Mr. Lewis. "Approximately a year ago, we formed a special committee of the Board of Directors and hired outside consultants to begin the difficult process of selecting one person from among three excellent internal candidates in Bill Sundermeier, Tony Trunzo, and Andy. The difficulty in making a final decision was a result of the Board's strong belief that all three were highly competent and capable leaders."
"I am, of course, very pleased to be offered the opportunity to lead FLIR," said Mr. Teich. "I look forward to leading this outstanding management team and our global group of dedicated employees to the next level of growth."
FLIR's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share on FLIR common stock, payable June 7, 2013, to shareholders of record as of close of business on May 20, 2013.
FLIR has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT) today to discuss its results for the quarter. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call may be accessed online from the Upcoming Events link at the Investor Relations page of www.FLIR.com. A replay will be available after 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT) at this same Internet address. Summary first quarter and historical financial data, including segment details, may be accessed online from the Summary Financial Data section of www.FLIR.com/investor.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com.
The statements in this release by Earl Lewis and the statements in the section captioned "Revenue and Earnings Outlook for 2013" above are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about FLIR's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: changes in demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, FLIR's continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, the timely receipt of any required export licenses, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability to manufacture and ship the products in the time period required, actual purchases under agreements, the continuing eligibility of FLIR to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.
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