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As of May 8, 2003, there were 22,225,875 shares of common stock of the Registrant outstanding.
Part I - Financial Information Page ---- Item 1. Consolidated Financial Statements: Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 30, 2003 and December 29, 2002 1 Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the quarters ended March 30, 2003 and March 31, 2002 2 Consolidated Statement of Shareholders' Equity and Comprehensive Income for the quarter ended March 30, 2003 3 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the quarters ended March 30, 2003 and March 31, 2002 4 Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements 5-7 Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 8-12 Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 12-13 Item 4. Controls and Procedures 13 Part II - Other Information Item 1. Legal Proceedings 13 Item 2. Changes in Securities and Use of Proceeds 13 Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 13 Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securities Holders 13 Item 5. Other Information 13 Item 6. Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K 13 Signatures 14-15
March 30, December 29, Assets 2003 2002 ---- ---- Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 12,080 $ 13,732 Short-term investments 22,801 17,735 Accounts receivable 8,181 6,576 Inventories 14,472 14,309 Prepaid expenses 3,639 3,477 Refundable income taxes 2,681 4,124 Deferred income taxes 4,004 4,484 -------- -------- Total current assets 67,858 64,437 Property & equipment, less accumulated depreciation 308,333 299,773 Goodwill, net 19,187 19,187 Other 3,849 3,510 -------- -------- Total assets $399,227 $386,907 ======== ======== Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 18,963 $ 17,727 Accrued expenses 39,105 44,015 Current installments of obligations under capital leases 89 78 -------- -------- Total current liabilities 58,157 61,820 Deferred income taxes 3,423 1,138 Obligations under capital leases, net of current installments 22,380 22,406 -------- -------- Total liabilities 83,960 85,364 Minority interest 1,444 1,411 Shareholders' equity: Preferred stock - - Common stock 195,889 191,174 Unearned compensation-restricted stock (1,224) (1,124) Retained earnings 124,147 112,446 Treasury stock at cost; 195 and 95 shares in 2003 and 2002, respectively (4,989) (2,364) -------- -------- Total shareholders' equity 313,823 300,132 Total liabilities and shareholders' -------- -------- equity $399,227 $386,907 ======== ========
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
13 Weeks Ended ---------------------------- March 30, March 31, 2003 2002 Revenues: ------ ------ Restaurant sales: LongHorn Steakhouse $ 118,659 $ 104,385 The Capital Grille 23,455 21,854 Bugaboo Creek Steak House 20,235 17,246 Specialty concepts 1,709 1,728 -------- -------- Total restaurant sales 164,058 145,213 Franchise revenues 91 85 -------- -------- Total revenues 164,149 145,298 Costs and expenses: -------- -------- Cost of restaurant sales 58,640 52,812 Operating expenses - restaurants 70,626 62,280 Depreciation and amortization - restaurants 6,257 5,760 Pre-opening expense - restaurants 1,057 914 General and administrative expenses 9,871 8,373 -------- -------- Total costs and expenses 146,451 130,139 -------- -------- Operating income 17,698 15,159 Interest expense, net 246 449 Minority interest 118 180 -------- -------- Earnings before income taxes 17,334 14,530 Income tax expense 5,633 4,795 -------- -------- Net earnings $ 11,701 $ 9,735 ======== ======== Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 21,913 21,477 ======== ======== Diluted 23,073 22,758 ======== ======== Basic earnings per common share $ 0.53 $ 0.45 ======== ======== Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.51 $ 0.43 ======== ========
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
Accumulated Common Stock Other Total ---------------- Restricted Retained Treasury Comprehensive Shareholders' Shares Amount Stock Earnings Stock Income (Loss) Equity ------ ------ ----- -------- ----- -------- -------- Balance, December 29, 2002 22,066 $191,174 $(1,124) $112,446 $ (2,364) $ (--) $300,132 Comprehensive income: Net earnings -- -- -- 11,701 -- -- 11,701 ------- Total comprehensive income 11,701 ------- Amortization of restricted stock -- -- 145 -- -- -- 145 Purchase of common stock for treasury -- -- -- -- (2,625) -- (2,625) Issuance of shares pursuant to restricted stock award 9 245 (245) -- -- -- -- Issuance of shares pursuant to exercise of stock options 267 2,791 -- -- -- -- 2,791 Tax benefit of stock options exercised -- 1,679 -- -- -- -- 1,679 ------ -------- -------- -------- --------- -------- -------- Balance, March 30, 2003 22,342 $195,889 $(1,224) $124,147 $ (4,989) $ (--) $313,823 ====== ======== ======== ======== ========= ======== ========
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
13 Weeks Ended ----------------------------- March 30, March 31, 2003 2002 ------- ------ Cash flows from operating activities: Net earnings $ 11,701 $ 9,735 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 6,637 6,256 Changes in working capital accounts (15,945) (6,132) Minority interest 118 180 Deferred tax(benefit) expense 2,765 (1,488) Issuance of common stock to employee retirement plans -- 219 -------- -------- Net cash provided by operating activities 5,276 8,770 -------- -------- Cash flows from investing activities: Purchase of property and equipment (15,041) (9,429) -------- -------- Net cash used by investing activities (15,041) (9,429) -------- -------- Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,791 2,137 Distributions to minority partners (85) (157) Increase in checks outstanding included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities 5,422 473 Principal payments on capital leases (15) (58) -------- -------- Net cash provided by financing activities 8,113 2,395 -------- -------- Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (1,652) 1,736 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 13,732 25,979 -------- -------- Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 12,080 $ 27,715 ======== ======== Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information Cash paid for income taxes $ 184 $ 84 ======== ======== Cash paid for interest $ 33 $ 332 ======== ========
See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements
1. Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements of RARE Hospitality International, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of March 30, 2003 and December 29, 2002 and for the quarters ended March 30, 2003 and March 31, 2002 have been prepared by the Company, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information furnished herein reflects all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals and adjustments), which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly present the operating results for the respective periods. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally presented in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2002.
The Company operates on a 52 or 53 week fiscal year ending on the last Sunday in December. The fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2003 and March 31, 2002 each contained 13 weeks and are referred to hereafter as the first quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of 2002, respectively.
2. New Accounting Pronouncements
In April 2002, the FASB issued SFAS No. 145, Rescission of FASB Statements No. 4, 44 and 64, Amendment of FASB Statement No. 13, and Technical Corrections (SFAS 145). SFAS Nos. 4 and 64 required gains and losses from extinguishment of debt to be classified as extraordinary items. SFAS 145 rescinds this requirement and stipulates that gains or losses on extinguishment of debt would have to meet the criteria of APB Opinion No. 30 to be classified as an extraordinary item. In addition, any extraordinary gains or losses on extinguishment of debt in prior periods presented would require reclassification. The Company adopted SFAS 145 as of the beginning of fiscal 2003. The initial adoption of SFAS 145 did not have an impact on the Companys consolidated results of operations or financial position.
In June 2002, the FASB issued SFAS No. 146, Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities (SFAS 146). This Statement requires that a liability for a cost associated with an exit or disposal activity be recognized only when the liability is incurred and measured at fair value. SFAS 146 is effective for exit or disposal activities that are initiated after December 31, 2002. The initial adoption of this statement did not have an impact on the Companys consolidated results of operations or financial position.
In November 2002, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 45, Guarantors Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness to Others, an interpretation of FASB Statements No. 5, 57 and 107 and a rescission of FASB Interpretation No. 34. This Interpretation elaborates on the disclosures to be made by a guarantor in its interim and annual financial statements about its obligations under guarantees issued. Interpretation No. 45 also clarifies that a guarantor is required to recognize, at inception of a guarantee, a liability for the fair value of the obligation undertaken. The initial recognition and measurement provisions of the Interpretation are applicable to guarantees issued or modified after December 31, 2002. The disclosure requirements are effective for financial statements of interim or annual periods ending after December 15, 2002. The Company adopted the provisions of Interpretation No. 45 as of the beginning of fiscal 2003. The Company does not have any guarantees that would require additional disclosure as required by Interpretation No. 45.
In December 2002, the FASB issued SFAS No. 148, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation-Transition and Disclosure (SFAS 148). SFAS 148 amends SFAS 123, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation, and provides alternative methods of transition for a voluntary change to the fair value based method of accounting for stock-based employee compensation. SFAS 148 also amends the disclosure requirements of SFAS 123 to require more prominent and frequent disclosures in financial statements about the effects of stock-based compensation. The Company adopted the disclosure provisions of SFAS 148 as of the beginning of fiscal 2003.
In January 2003, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 46, Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities, an interpretation of ARB No. 51. This Interpretation addresses the consolidation by business enterprises of variable interest entities as defined in the Interpretation. The Interpretation applies immediately to variable interests in variable interest entities created after January 31, 2003, and to variable interests in variable interest entities obtained after January 31, 2003. The Interpretation requires certain disclosures in financial statements issued after January 31, 2003 if it is reasonably possible that the Company will consolidate or disclose information about variable interest entities when the Interpretation becomes effective. The Company does not have any interests that would change the current consolidated reporting entity or require additional disclosures required by Interpretation No. 46.
3. Shareholders' Equity and Stock Based Compensation
During the first quarter of 2003, the Company purchased 100,000 shares of its common stock for a total purchase price of approximately $2,625,000 (average price of $26.25 per share).
The Company has stock option plans that provide for the granting of incentive and non-qualified stock options to employees, officers, directors, consultants, and advisors. Under the plans, options are granted at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the underlying common stock on the date of grant. The Company applies APB Opinion No. 25 and related interpretations in accounting for its stock option plans as permitted under SFAS 123 and SFAS 148. Accordingly, no compensation cost has been recognized for the Companys stock option plans. Had the compensation cost for the Companys stock option plans been determined based on the fair value at the grant dates for awards under those plans consistent with the fair value methodology of SFAS 123, the Companys net income and earnings per share would have been as follows:
13 Weeks Ended -------------- March 30, March 31, 2003 2002 ---- ---- Net earnings, as reported $ 11,701 $ 9,735 Stock-based compensation expense determined under fair value method for all awards, net of tax 835 729 -------- -------- Proforma net earnings $ 10,866 $ 9,006 ======== ======== Earnings per share: Basic - as reported $ 0.53 $ 0.45 ======== ======== Basic - proforma $ 0.50 $ 0.42 ======== ======== Diluted - as reported $ 0.51 $ 0.43 ======== ======== Diluted - proforma $ 0.47 $ 0.40 ======== ========
4. Long-Term Debt
At March 30, 2003, no borrowings were outstanding under the Companys $100.0 million revolving credit agreement, and the Company was in compliance with all of its compliance provisions.
5. Income Taxes
Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2003 has been provided for based on an estimated 32.5% effective tax rate expected to be applicable for the full 2003 fiscal year. The effective income tax rate differs from applying the statutory federal income tax rate of 35% to pre-tax earnings primarily due to employee FICA tip tax credits (a reduction in income tax expense) and work opportunity tax credits partially offset by state income taxes.
6. Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per common share equals net earnings divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and does not include the dilutive effect of stock options or restricted stock. Diluted earnings per common share equals net earnings divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, after giving effect to dilutive stock options and restricted stock. A reconciliation between basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding and the related earnings per share calculation is presented below (in thousands, except per share amounts):
13 Weeks Ended -------------- March 30, March 31, 2003 2002 ---- ---- Net earnings $11,701 $9,735 ======= ======= Basic weighted average shares outstanding 21,913 21,477 Dilutive effect of stock options 1,054 1,196 Dilutive effect of restricted stock 106 85 Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 23,073 22,758 ======= ======= Basic earnings per common share $ 0.53 $ 0.45 ======= ======= Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.51 $ 0.43 ======= =======
7. Derivative Instruments and Comprehensive Income
In 2002 and prior years, the Company used an interest rate swap agreement to effectively fix the interest rate on variable rate borrowings under the Companys $100.0 million revolving credit facility. This interest rate swap agreement was classified as a hedge of a cash flow exposure and, accordingly, the initial fair value and subsequent changes therein was reported as a component of other comprehensive loss and subsequently reclassified into earnings when the forecasted cash flows affect earnings. Concurrent with the November 2002 amendment and extension of the Companys $100.0 million revolving credit facility, all amounts outstanding under the credit facility were repaid and the interest rate swap agreement was terminated.
For the quarter ended March 30, 2003, there was no difference between the Companys net earnings and comprehensive income. A reconciliation of net earnings and total comprehensive income for the fiscal 2002 period is as follows (in thousands):
13 Weeks Ended -------------- March 31, 2002 ---- Net earnings $9,735 Change in unrealized loss from interest rate swap agreement 80 ------- Total comprehensive income $9,815 =======
The Company currently derives all of its revenues from restaurant sales and franchise revenues. Total revenues increased 13.0% to approximately $164.1 million for the first quarter of 2003 compared to approximately $145.3 million for the first quarter of 2002.
Same store sales comparisons for each of the Companys restaurant concepts for the first quarter of 2003, consist of sales at restaurants opened prior to June 30, 2001.
Sales in the LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants increased 13.7% to approximately $118.7 million for the first quarter of 2003 compared to approximately $104.4 million for the first quarter of 2002. The increase reflects a 9.3% increase in restaurant operating weeks in the first quarter of 2003 as compared to the same period of the prior year, resulting from an increase in the restaurant base from 160 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants at the end of the first quarter of 2002 to 174 at the end of the first quarter of 2003. Average weekly sales for all LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in the first quarter of 2003 were $53,163, a 4.0% increase as compared to $51,120 for the first quarter of 2002. Same store sales for the comparable LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants increased 3.1% in the first quarter of 2003, as compared to the same period in 2002, due to an increase in average check. Average weekly sales increased at a greater rate than same store sales due to the strong performance of newer LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants not currently in the same store sales base.
Sales in The Capital Grille restaurants increased 7.3% to approximately $23.5 million for the first quarter of 2003, compared to approximately $21.9 million for the same period in 2002. The increase reflects a 7.3% increase in same store sales during the first quarter of 2003. Restaurant operating weeks in the first quarter of 2003 were level with the same period of the prior year. Average weekly sales for all The Capital Grille restaurants in the first quarter of 2003 were $120,279, a 7.3% increase, as compared to $112,075 for the comparable period in 2002. The increase in sales at The Capital Grille restaurants was primarily driven by increases in guest counts.
Sales in the Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants increased 17.3% to approximately $20.2 million for the first quarter of 2003, compared to approximately $17.2 million for the same period in 2002. The increase reflects a 15.8% increase in restaurant operating weeks in the first quarter of 2003 as compared to the prior year, resulting from the increase in the restaurant base from 19 Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants at the end of the first quarter of 2002 to 22 at the end of the first quarter of 2003. The increase also reflects a 1.3% increase in average weekly sales for all Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants in the first quarter of 2003 to $70,753, from average weekly sales of $69,824 for the comparable period of 2002. Same store sales for the comparable Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants in the first quarter of 2003 increased 0.6% as compared to the same period in 2002, due to an increase in average check partially offset by a decrease in customer counts. 19 of the 22 Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants in operation were directly impacted by severe winter weather during the first quarter of 2003.
Franchise revenues increased to $91,000 for the first quarter of 2003, from $85,000 for the same period in 2002.
Cost of restaurant sales as a percentage of restaurant sales decreased to 35.7% for the first quarter of 2003 from 36.4% for the same period of 2002. Favorable contract pricing on protein products in 2003, significantly higher produce costs in 2002, particularly with respect to lettuce, as well as a 1.0% menu price increase at LongHorn Steakhouse in November 2002, contributed to this favorable cost of sales comparison. The Company is currently under fixed price contracts with respect to approximately 75-80% of its protein products for the remainder of 2003 and into early 2004. Many of the food products, other than protein products, purchased by the Company are affected by commodity pricing and are, therefore, subject to price volatility caused by weather, production problems, delivery difficulties and other factors, which are outside the control of the Company.
Restaurant operating expense as a percentage of restaurant sales increased to 43.0% for the first quarter of 2003 as compared to 42.9% for the same period of 2002. This increase as a percentage of restaurant sales was due to increases in utility cost in 2003, which were partially offset by favorable comparisons in operating costs. Restaurant depreciation decreased to approximately 3.8% of restaurant sales in the first quarter of 2003 from approximately 4.0% of restaurant sales in the corresponding period of the prior year due to the favorable leveraging effect of higher average weekly sales.
Pre-opening expense for the first quarter of 2003 was $1,057,000, a slight increase from approximately $914,000 in the same period of the prior year.
General and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenues increased to 6.0% for the first quarter of 2003 as compared to 5.8% for the corresponding period of the prior year. This increase is primarily due to the full quarter impact in 2003 of new hires in 2002 and to full bonus accruals in 2003 as compared to only partial accruals in 2002.
As a result of the relationships between revenues and expenses discussed above, the Companys operating income increased to approximately $17.7 million for the first quarter of 2003 from approximately $15.2 million for the corresponding period of the prior year.
Interest expense, net decreased to $246,000 in the first quarter of 2003 from $449,000 in the same period of the prior year. The decrease in interest expense is due to the fourth quarter 2002 repayment of all amounts outstanding under the Companys revolving credit facility.
Minority interest expense decreased to $118,000 for the first quarter of 2003 from $180,000 for the same period of the prior year, primarily due to the effect of the Companys acquisition of joint venture partners interest in five restaurants subsequent to the first quarter of 2002.
Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2003 was 32.5% of earnings before income taxes, based on a 32.5% effective tax rate expected to be applicable for the full 2003 fiscal year. This compares to 33.0% of earnings before income taxes for the first quarter of 2002. The Companys effective income tax rate differs from applying the statutory federal income tax rate of 35% to pre-tax income, primarily due to employee FICA tip tax credits and work opportunity tax credits partially offset by state income taxes.
Net earnings increased to $11.7 million for the first quarter of 2003 from net earnings of $9.7 million for the first quarter of 2002, reflecting the net effect of the items discussed above.
The Company requires capital primarily for the development of new restaurants, selected acquisitions and the remodeling of existing restaurants. During the first quarter of 2003 the Companys principal sources of working capital were cash provided by operating activities ($5.3 million) and proceeds from the exercise of employee stock options ($2.8 million). For the first quarter of 2003, the principal use of working capital was capital expenditures ($15.0 million) for new and improved facilities.
The Company intends to open 20 to 21 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, one or two The Capital Grille restaurants and two or three Bugaboo Creek Steak House restaurants in fiscal year 2003. The Company estimates that its capital expenditures for fiscal year 2003 will be approximately $75-80 million. During the first quarter of 2003, the Company opened five LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants and closed one LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant in conjunction with the expiration of its real estate lease. Management believes that available cash, cash provided by operations, and available borrowings under the Companys $100.0 million revolving credit facility will provide sufficient funds to finance the Companys expansion plans through the year 2005.
Since substantially all sales in the Companys restaurants are for cash, and accounts payable are generally due in seven to 30 days, the Company operates with little or negative working capital.
Statements contained in this report concerning liquidity and capital resources and future operating results contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and members of its management team, as well as assumptions on which such statements are based. All forward-looking statements in this Form 10-Q are based upon information available to the Company on the date of this report. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and in addition to the factors discussed elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, other factors that could cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements include the following: failure of facts to conform to necessary management estimates and assumptions; the Companys ability to identify and secure suitable locations for new restaurants on acceptable terms, open the anticipated number of new restaurants on time and within budget, achieve anticipated rates of same store sales, hire and train additional restaurant personnel and integrate new restaurants into its operations; the continued implementation of the Companys business discipline over a large restaurant base; unexpected increases in cost of sales or employee, pre-opening or other expenses; the economic conditions in the new markets into which the Company expands and possible uncertainties in the customer base in these areas; fluctuations in quarterly operating results; seasonality; changes in customer dining patterns; the impact of any negative publicity or public attitudes related to the consumption of beef; disruption of established sources of product supply or distribution; competitive pressures from other national and regional restaurant chains; business conditions, such as inflation or a recession, or other negative effect on dining patterns, or some other negative effect on the economy, in general, including (without limitation) war, insurrection and/or terrorist attacks on United States soil; growth in the restaurant industry and the general economy; changes in monetary and fiscal policies, laws and regulations; and the risks identified from time to time in the Companys SEC reports, including the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2002, registration statements and public announcements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time.
The Company may be exposed to market risk from changes in interest rates on debt.
As of March 30, 2003, the Company had no borrowings outstanding under its $100.0 million revolving credit facility. Amounts outstanding under such credit facility bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 1.25% to 1.75% (the applicable margin depending on the Companys leverage ratio), or the administrative agents prime rate of interest at the Companys option. Accordingly, the Company may be exposed to the impact of interest rate movements. To achieve the Companys objective of managing its exposure to interest rate changes, the Company may from time to time use interest rate swaps.
The Company invests portions of its excess cash, if any, in highly liquid investments. At March 30, 2003, the Company had $9.6 million in high-grade overnight repurchase agreements, and $22.8 million in short-term investments in the form of federal, state, and municipal bonds. As of March 30, 2003, the Company has classified all short-term investments as trading securities. The market risk on such investments is minimal due to their short-term nature.
In May 2003, an evaluation was performed, under the supervision and with the participation of the Companys management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Companys disclosure controls and procedures. The Companys evaluation tested controls and other procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commissions rules and forms. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer concluded that information required to be disclosed in the Companys reports that it files or submits under the Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Companys Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, appropriately and in a manner that allows for timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
In addition, there have been no significant changes in the Companys internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation.
99.1 Written Statement of the Chief Executive Officer
99.2 Written Statement of the Chief Financial Officer
Reports filed on Form 8-K.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 9, 2003 /s/ W. Douglas Benn --------------- ------------------------ W. Douglas Benn Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
I, Philip J. Hickey, Jr., certify that:
May 9, 2003 /s/ PHILIP J. HICKEY, JR. ------------------------- Philip J. Hickey, Jr. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
I, W. Douglas Benn, certify that:
May 9, 2003 /s/ W. DOUGLAS BENN ------------------- W. Douglas Benn Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer