Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this website (including in press releases, blogs, webcasts, presentations, posts and other places) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, future prospects, developments and business strategies and involve certain risks and uncertainties.  The words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "will," "plan," "expect" and "would" and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, have been used in this press release to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are made based on management's expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting Orbotech (including Orbograph as a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbotech, the “Company”) and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to their respective operations and business environment, the previously announced acquisition of Orbotech by KLA, the manner in which the parties plan to effect the transaction, including the share repurchase program being contemplated by KLA, KLA's ability to raise additional capital necessary to complete the repurchase program within the time frame expected, the expected benefits, synergies and costs of the acquisition of Orbotech by KLA, management plans relating to the transaction, the timing, outcome and impact of the sell-buy rights related to Orbotech's ownership interest in Frontline triggered by the Orbotech shareholders' approval of the acquisition by KLA or any similar or voluntary transaction, the expected timing of the completion of the transaction, the parties' ability to complete the transaction considering the various closing conditions, including conditions related to regulatory approvals, the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, product development, product extensions, product integration, complementary product offerings and growth opportunities in certain business areas, the potential future financial impact of the transaction, and any assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.  Actual results may differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, including but not limited to the foregoing items as well as the possibility that expected benefits of the transaction may not materialize as expected, that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all, that KLA-Tencor may not be able to successfully integrate the solutions and employees of the two companies or ensure the continued performance or growth of the Company’s products or solutions, the risk that Orbotech may not achieve its revenue expectations within and for 2018 (including, without limitation, due to shifting move-in dates); cyclicality in the industries in which the Company operates, the Company's supply chain management and production capacity, order cancelation (often without penalty), timing and occurrence of product acceptance (the Company defines 'bookings' and 'backlog' as purchase arrangements with customers that are based on mutually agreed terms, which, in some cases for bookings and backlog, may still be subject to completion of written documentation and may be changed or cancelled by the customer, often without penalty), fluctuations in product mix within and among divisions, which may be amplified by cyclicality and overall investment in electronics manufacturing facilities, worldwide economic conditions generally, especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and its competitors, changes in business or pricing strategies, changes in the prevailing political and regulatory framework in which the relevant parties operate, including as a result of the United Kingdom's prospective withdrawal from the European Union (known as "Brexit") and political uncertainty in the United States, or in economic or technological trends or conditions, including currency fluctuations, inflation and consumer confidence, on a global, regional or national basis, the level of consumer demand for sophisticated devices such as smart mobile devices, automotive electronics, flexible applications and devices, augmented reality/virtual reality and wearable devices, high-performance computing, liquid crystal display and organic light emitting diode screens and other sophisticated devices, the Company's global operations and its ability to comply with varying legal, regulatory, exchange, tax and customs regimes, the timing and outcome of tax audits, including the best judgment tax assessment issued by the Israel Tax Authority with respect to the audit of tax years 2012-2014 in Israel and the related criminal investigation, the Company's ability to achieve strategic initiatives, including related to its acquisition strategy, the Company's debt and corporate financing activities; impact of the favorable resolution of the litigation in Korea and the timing, final outcome and impact of the criminal investigation in Korea, including any impact on existing or future business opportunities in Korea and elsewhere, any civil actions related to the Korean matter brought by third parties, including the Company's customers, which may result in monetary judgments or settlements, expenses associated with the Korean matter, and ongoing or increased hostilities in Israel and the surrounding areas.

 

The foregoing information should be read in connection with Orbotech’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017, and subsequent SEC filings.  This information is also supplemented by the information in the applicable document on this website (e.g., press release, blog post, webcast, presentation, posts and other document). The Company is subject to the foregoing and other risks detailed in those reports. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this website (including press releases, blog posts, webcasts, presentations,  posts and other places) to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.