Dana Corporation Provides Update on Restatements
Dec 23, 2005
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) announced today that it is nearing completion of the restatements of its financial statements for the first two quarters of 2005 and prior years, and reaffirmed that it expects to file amended annual and quarterly reports for the applicable periods with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to the end of the year.
The primary items prompting the restatements were issues involving customer pricing and transactions with suppliers in Dana's Commercial Vehicle business. These and other matters have been the subject of internal investigations conducted by management and the Audit Committee of Dana's Board of Directors in consultation with independent investigators retained by the Audit Committee and have been reviewed with the company's independent registered public accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
The total reduction in net income after tax for all periods to be restated is now expected to be approximately $50 million. This amount exceeds earlier estimates due to the effect of a correction with respect to steel surcharges in the prior calculation of the company's 2004 LIFO inventory reserves.
Dana people design and manufacture products for every major vehicle producer in the world. Dana is focused on being an essential partner to automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle customers, which collectively produce more than 60 million vehicles annually. A leading supplier of axle, driveshaft, engine, frame, chassis, and transmission technologies, Dana employs 46,000 people in 28 countries. Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company reported sales of $9.1 billion in 2004. Dana's Internet address is: http://www.dana.com/.
Statements in this release that are not entirely historical constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent Dana's expectations based on current information and assumptions. However, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Until the restatements are completed, the actual impact on Dana's net income for the periods affected and the timing of Dana's filings may differ from what is currently expected. Forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date of the release. Dana does not undertake to update such forward- looking statements.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA
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