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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. to Form 8-K, the following information shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
On January 16, 2013, A. M. Castle & Co. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing a plan of restructuring expected to reduce costs and improve operating performance. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this Item 7.01 by reference.
The Company will present via live webcast a review of the restructuring plan on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Copies of the slides containing supplemental information to be used as part of the webcast are attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report and are incorporated by reference herein. The call can be accessed via the internet live or as a replay. Those who would like to listen to the call may access the webcast through a link on the investor relations page of the Company's website at http://www.amcastle.com/investors/default.aspx. An archived version of the conference call webcast will be available for replay for 20 days following the web cast by calling 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 (international) and using access code 92693731.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Cautionary Statement on Risks Associated with Forward Looking Statements
Information provided and statements contained in this report that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements only speak as of the date of this report and the Company assumes no obligation to update the information included in this report. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning our possible or assumed future results of operations, and our expectations and estimates relating to restructuring activities, including restructuring charges and timing of cash payments related thereto, and operational flexibility, savings, and efficiencies from such restructuring actions. These statements often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “aim,” “plan,” or similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and they involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there are many factors that could affect our actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. For a further description of these risk factors, see the risk factors identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and quarterly reports for fiscal 2012. All future written and oral forward-looking statements by us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to above. Except for our ongoing obligations to disclose material information as required by the federal securities laws, we do not have any obligations or intention to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances in the future or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.