V. as a discontinued operation. All figures provided in this announcement are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in Mexico, except otherwise indicated. Dollar figures are in nominal US dollars and are obtained by dividing nominal pesos for each day by the daily fix exchange rate published by Banxico. In the case of the Balance Sheet, US dollar translations are made at the fix exchange rate as of the end of the period. The exchange rate as of June 30 2003 was 10.4176 pesos per US dollar. Certain amounts may not sum due to rounding.
This announcement contains historical information, certain managements expectations and other forward-looking information regarding Vitro, S.A. de C.V. and its Subsidiaries (collectively the Company). While the Company believes that these managements expectations and forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, all such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this report. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements, including, among others, changes in general economic, political, governmental and business conditions worldwide and in such markets in which the Company does business, changes in interest rates, changes in inflation rates, changes in exchange rates, the growth or reduction of the markets and segments where the Company sells its products, changes in raw material prices, changes in energy prices, particularly gas, changes in the business strategy, and other factors. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. The Company does not assume any obligation, to and will not update these forward-looking statements. The assumptions, risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements in this report include those described in the Companys annual report in form 20-F file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in the Companys other filings with the Mexican Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores.