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For example, our forward-looking statements may include statements regarding our projections of future revenues or earnings, operating margins, operating and capital expenses, bookings, new solution, services and offering development, and capital allocation plans; cost optimization and operational improvement initiatives; future business outlook, including new markets or prospects for the Company's solutions and services; the proposed acquisition of Cerner by Oracle and its affiliates and the expected benefits of acquisitions, divestitures, investments or collaborations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: potential disruptions to our business caused by the proposed acquisition of us by Oracle; the possibility that the proposed acquisition will not close or that the closing may be delayed; stockholder litigation could prevent or delay the closing of the transaction or otherwise impact our business, operating results and financial condition; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on how Cerner and its customers are operating their businesses and the duration and extent to which the pandemic will impact Cerner's future results of operations; the possibility of interruption at our data centers or client support facilities, or those of third parties with whom we have contracted (such as public cloud providers), that could expose us to significant costs and reputational harm and interrupt clients' access to their data; the possibility of increased expenses, exposure to legal claims and regulatory actions and reputational harm associated with a security breach; potential claims for system errors and warranties or significant costs and reputational harm related to product and service-related liabilities; our proprietary technology may be subject to claims for infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights of others, or may be infringed or misappropriated by others, or subject to claims related to open source licenses; material adverse resolution of legal proceedings or other claims or reputational harm stemming from negative publicity related to such claims or legal proceedings; the possibility that Cerner may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors, including our ability to anticipate or respond quickly to market changes, changing technologies and evolving pricing and deployment methods and to bring competitive new solutions, devices, features and services to market in a timely fashion; risks inherent with business acquisitions, strategic investments, collaborations and the failure to achieve projected synergies, or divestitures; managing growth in the new markets in which we offer solutions, healthcare devices or services; long sales cycles for our solutions and services; risks related to our dependence on strategic relationships and third party suppliers; the ability of Cerner to attract or retain customers and key personnel and to maintain relationships with key suppliers; inability to achieve expected operating efficiencies and sustain or improve operating expense reductions or business disruptions or adverse tax consequences associated with restructuring, realignment and cost reduction activities; changing political, economic and regulatory influences, which could impact the purchasing practices and operations of our clients and increase costs to deliver compliant solutions and services; non-compliance with laws, regulations or certain industry initiatives or failure to deliver solutions or services that enable our clients to comply with laws or regulations applicable to their businesses; risks inherent in contracting with government clients, including without limitation, complying with strict compliance and disclosure obligations, navigating complex procurement rules and processes, and defending against bid protests; risks associated with our outstanding and future indebtedness, such as compliance with restrictive covenants, which may limit our flexibility to operate our business; risk that our capital allocation strategy will not be fully implemented or enhance long-term shareholder value; changes in tax laws, regulations or guidance that could adversely affect our tax position and/or challenges to our tax positions in the U.S. and non-U.S. countries; possibility that the transition to a subscription based recurring revenue model and continued modernization of our technology may adversely affect our near-term revenue growth and results of operations; the potential for losses resulting from asset impairment charges; potential variations in our sales forecasts compared to actual sales; risks that our revenue growth may be lower than anticipated and/or that the mix of revenue shifts to low margin revenue; variations in our quarterly operating results; volatility in the trading price of our common stock and the timing and volume of market activity; and risks associated with fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. Additional discussion of these and other risks, uncertainties and factors affecting Cerner's business that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements may be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the SEC. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in our business, results of operations or financial condition over time.
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