General Cable Corporation Comments on Venezuelan Currency Devalution

  General Cable Corporation Comments on Venezuelan Currency Devalution

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- February 14, 2013

The Venezuelan government announced the official exchange rate of its currency
(Bolivars) would be adjusted from 4.3 Bolivars to each US Dollar to 6.3,
effective February 13, 2013. These actions by the Venezuelan government are
expected to result in a one-time charge in the first quarter of 2013 primarily
related to the Company’s remeasurement of its local balance sheet on the date
of the devaluation. The non-recurring pre-tax charge in the first quarter of
2013 is expected to be in the range of $42 million which will be recorded as
other expense. The Company does not expect any impact to its 2012 results of
operations or cash flows.

The Company confirms its full year 2013 outlook for adjusted operating income
of $300 to $340 million, excluding the non-recurring charge related to the
remeasurement of the local balance sheet on the date of the Venezuelan
currency devaluation.

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in forward-looking statements as a result of factors, risks and uncertainties
over many of which we have no control. These factors include, but are not
limited to: the economic strength and competitive nature of the geographic
markets that the Company serves; our ability to increase manufacturing
capacity and productivity, our ability to increase our selling prices during
periods of increasing raw material costs; our ability to service, and meet all
requirements under, our debt, and to maintain adequate domestic and
international credit facilities and credit lines; the impact of unexpected
future judgments or settlements of claims and litigation; the impact of
foreign currency fluctuations, compliance with U.S. and foreign laws, the
Company’s ability to implement and make appropriate, timely and beneficial
decisions as to when, how and if to purchase shares under the repurchase
program and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not
limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 23,
2012, and subsequent SEC filings. You are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements. General Cable does not
undertake, and hereby disclaims, any obligation, unless required to do so by
applicable securities laws, to update any forward-looking statements as a
result of new information, future events or other factors.


General Cable Corporation
Len Texter,  Director, Investor Relations, 859-572-8684
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