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Caterpillar Inc. Files Form 8-K
PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 18, 2013 -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT / NYSE Euronext:
CATR / LSE: CTA) informs its stockholders that today a Form 8-K has been filed
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") with respect to a
material impairment. A related press release was furnished as an exhibit to
the Form 8-K.
On January 16, 2013, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of
Caterpillar Inc. ("Caterpillar") met and the Company concluded that goodwill
recorded in connection with the acquisition of ERA Mining Machinery Limited,
including its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhengzhou Siwei Mechanical & Electrical
Manufacturing Co., Ltd., commonly known as "Siwei", was impaired. As a result,
Caterpillar will record a noncash goodwill impairment charge of approximately
$580 million ($0.87 per share) in the quarter ending December 31, 2012. No
portion of the impairment charge relates to future cash expenditures.
This impairment charge arises f rom a determination by Caterpillar that Siwei
senior managers engaged in accounting misconduct for several years prior to
Caterpillar's acquisition of Siwei in mid-201 2 and the impact of such
misconduct. Caterpillar's investigation of this matter is ongoing.
Caterpillar files electronically with the SEC required reports on Form 8-K, Form
10-Q, Form 10-K and Form 11-K; proxy materials; ownership reports for insiders
as required by Section 16(a) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended; and registration statements on Forms S-3 and S-8, as necessary; and
other forms or reports, as required. All of the forms and reports filed
electronically with the SEC are available on the SEC Internet site
Caterpillar also maintains an Internet site (www.Caterpillar.com) and copies of
its annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports
on Form 8-K and any amendments to these reports filed or furnished with the SEC
are available free of charge through Caterpillar's Internet site
(www.Caterpillar.com/secfilings) as soon as reasonably practicable after the
relevant document has been filed with the SEC.
SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.
CONTACT: Jim Dugan, Corporate Public Affairs, Office, +1-309-494-4100, or
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