PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: PDGI), a leading provider of clinical development services, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2008 financial results on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, after market close.
About PharmaNet Development Group, Inc.
PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a global drug development services company, provides a comprehensive range of services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device industries. The Company offers early and late stage consulting, Phase I clinical studies and bioanalytical analyses, and Phase II, III and IV clinical development programs. With approximately 2,500 employees and 41 facilities throughout the world, PharmaNet is a recognized leader in outsourced clinical development. For more information, please visit our website at www.pharmanet.com.
Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act") and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Additionally, words such as "seek," "intend," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "anticipate" and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act. Such forward-looking statements include PharmaNet Development Group, Inc.'s decision to enter into an agreement to be acquired by JLL, the ability of PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. and JLL to complete the transaction contemplated by the definitive agreement, including the parties' ability to satisfy the conditions set forth in the merger agreement, and the possibility of any termination of the definitive agreement. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on our current expectations, and those made at other times will be based on our expectations when the statements are made. Some or all of the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the expected timetable for completing the proposed transaction, the risk and uncertainty in connection with a strategic alternative process, not having sufficient funds to pay the principal due upon conversion of the outstanding notes or to repurchase our outstanding notes, which we may be required to do beginning in August 2009, the impact of the current economic environment, the impact of our indebtedness on our financial condition or results of operations and the terms of our outstanding indebtedness limiting our activities, the impact of the investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, our limited insurance coverage in connection with the settled securities class action lawsuit, limited additional coverage for the recently settled derivative actions and associated future legal fees, the potential liability related to the recently filed securities class action lawsuit, the impact of ongoing tax audits, our ability to generate new client contracts and maintain our existing clients' contracts, our evaluation of our backlog and the potential cancellation of contracts, the possibility we under-price our contracts or overrun cost estimates and the effect on our financial results by failure to receive approval for change orders and by delays in documenting change orders, our ability to implement our business strategy, international economic, political and other risks that could negatively affect our results of operations or financial position, changes in outsourcing trends and regulatory requirements affecting the branded pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device industries, the reduction of expenditures by branded pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug or medical device companies, actions or inspections by regulatory authorities and the impact on our clients' decisions to not award future contracts to us or to cancel existing contracts, the impact of healthcare reform, the fact that one or a limited number of clients may account for a large percentage of our revenues, the incurrence of significant taxes to repatriate funds, the fluctuation of our operating results from period to period, our assessment of our goodwill valuation, the impact of foreign currency fluctuations, tax law changes in Canada or in other foreign jurisdictions, investigations by governmental authorities regarding our inter-company transfer pricing policies or changes to their laws in a manner that could increase our effective tax rate or otherwise harm our business, our lack of the resources needed to compete effectively with larger competitors, our ability to continue to develop new assay methods for our analytical applications, or if our current assay methods are incorrect, our ability to compete with other entities offering bioanalytical laboratory services, our potential liability when conducting clinical trials, our handling and disposal of medical wastes, failure to comply with applicable governmental regulations, the loss of services of our key personnel and our ability to attract qualified staff, the continued effectiveness and availability of our information technology infrastructure, losses related to our self-insurance of our employees' healthcare costs in the United States, our ability to attract suitable investigators and volunteers for our clinical trials, the material weaknesses relating to our internal controls, and risks and uncertainties associated with discontinued operations.
Further information can be found in the Company's risk factors contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and most recent filings. The Company does not undertake to update the disclosures made herein, and you are urged to read our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact: Anne-Marie Hess Phone: (609) 951-6842 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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