SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 6, 2003
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||
1676 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Item 11. Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrants Employee Benefits Plans.
On August 14, 2003, pursuant to Regulation BTR, the Company filed a Form 8-K under Item 11 announcing the beginning of a blackout period under the Companys 401(k) Plan, Long-Term Incentive Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. On October 6, 2003, the Company filed Form 10-Q/As for the periods ended September 30, 2002, December 31, 2002 and March 31, 2003.
Because the Company has filed these Form 10-Q/As, it has determined that the blackout will end effective 9:30 AM EDT on October 6, 2003.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to the Companys operations that are based on the Companys current expectations, estimates and projections. Words such as may, will, could, would, should, anticipate, predict, potential, continue, expects, intends, plans, projects, believes, estimates, and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and as such are not guarantees of future performance because they involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions as to future events or the Companys future financial performance that may not prove to be accurate. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in these forward-looking statements. As a result, these statements speak only as of the date they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The Companys actual results may differ from the forward-looking statements for many reasons, including:
|||the business decisions of the Companys clients regarding the use of the Companys services;|
|||the timing of projects and their termination;|
|||the availability of talented professionals to provide the Companys services;|
|||the pace of technological change;|
|||the strength of the Companys joint marketing relationships;|
|||the actions of the Companys competitors; and|
|||unexpected difficulties associated with the Companys recent acquisitions, group hires and other transactions involving BearingPoint GmbH and the former Andersen Business Consulting Practices.|
In addition, the Companys results and forward-looking statements could be affected by general domestic and international economic and political conditions, including the current slowdown in the economy, uncertainty as to the future direction of the economy and vulnerability of the economy to domestic or international incidents, as well as market conditions in the Companys industry. For a more detailed discussion of certain of these factors, see Factors Affecting Future Financial Results that is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the Companys Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2003, Factors Affecting Future Financial Results in the Companys most recent Form 10-K and similar sections in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which describe risks and factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. The Company cautions the reader that these risk factors may not be exhaustive. The Company operates in a continually changing business environment, and new risk factors emerge from time to time. Management cannot predict such new risk factors, nor can it assess the impact, if any, of such new risk factors on the Companys business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by any forward-looking statements.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 6, 2003
|By: /s/ Robert S. Falcone|
Robert S. Falcone
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer