Forward Looking Information Advisory
In the interest of providing the Corporation's shareholders and potential investors with information regarding the Corporation, including management's assessment of the Corporation's future production and cost estimates, plans and operations, certain statements throughout this MD&A and the related press release contain "forward-looking information" under applicable securities law. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "plan", "intend" or similar words suggesting future outcomes.
Forward-looking statements in this MD&A and the related press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: the expectations regarding the 2013 annual Syncrude forecasted production range of 100 million barrels to 110 million barrels and the single- point Syncrude production estimate of 105 million barrels (38.6 million barrels net to the Corporation); the timing of the Coker 8-1 turnaround; the intention to maintain a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per Share in 2013 based on the assumptions in our 2013 Outlook; future dividends and any increase or decrease from current payment amounts; the establishment of future dividend levels with the intent of absorbing short-term market volatility over several quarters; the level of natural gas consumption in 2013 and beyond; views on North American natural gas production levels and prices; the expected sales, operating expenses, development expenses, Crown royalties, capital expenditures and cash flow from operations for 2013; the anticipated amount of current taxes in 2013; expectations regarding current taxes beyond 2013; expectations regarding the Corporation's cash levels for 2013 and 2014; the expected price for crude oil and natural gas in 2013; the expected foreign exchange rates in 2013; the expected realized selling price, which includes the anticipated differential to West Texas Intermediate ("WTI") to be received in 2013 for the Corporation's product; the expectations regarding net debt; the anticipated impact of increases or decreases in oil prices, production, operating expenses, foreign exchange rates and natural gas prices on the Corporation's cash flow from operations; the expectation that regular maintenance capital costs will average approximately $10 per barrel over the next few years; the expected amount of total major project costs, anticipated target in-service dates and estimated completion percentages for the Mildred Lake mine train replacements, the Aurora North mine train relocations, the composite tails plant at the Aurora North mine and the centrifuge plant at the Mildred Lake mine; the expectation that the Corporation will finance the major projects primarily with existing cash balances and cash flow from operations; the cost estimates for 2013 to 2015 major project spending; the expectation that the volatility in the Synthetic Crude Oil ("SCO") to WTI differential is likely to persist for several years until additional pipeline or other delivery capacity is available to deliver crude oil from Western Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma, the U.S. Gulf Coast or the Canadian East or West Coasts; the belief that the issues that impact Syncrude operations since late 2012 have now been resolved; the expected benefits of ExxonMobil's Global Reliability System; the timing of the Aurora North mine train relocations; and the expectation of uninterrupted bitumen supply during the Aurora North mine train relocation periods.
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