SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2018
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1450 Centrepark Boulevard
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 10, 2018, Platform Specialty Products Corporation ("Platform") issued a press release announcing preliminary 2018 financial guidance. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information contained in this Item 7.01, and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of Platform, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
This Current Report contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to Platform's 2018 financial performance. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "hope", "aims", "continue", "will", "may", "should", "would", "could" or other words of similar meaning. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by Platform in light of their experience and their perception of current conditions, future developments and other factors they believe appropriate. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and the factors described in the context of such forward-looking statements in this Current Report could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although it is believed that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct and you are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as at the date of this Current Report. Platform assumes no obligation to update or correct the information contained in this Current Report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.
PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
January 10, 2018
/s/ John E. Capps
John E. Capps
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary