This disclaimer came with a press release. And, no, it's not a joke


Today is the day for April Fool’s Day jokes – stories that might just be true but aren’t, yet often turn out to become reality at a later date.

Truth being stranger than fiction, I thought I’d add this disclaimer from a recent press release which although 100% true is every bit as absurd as a spoof. It goes:

‘Statements have been made in this release which constitute “forward-looking statements”. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

‘In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “will”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes” or “potential”, or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.’

Got that?