Risk Factors

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Each forward-looking statement herein is subject to risks and uncertainties, as detailed in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other SEC filings. Briefly, we currently believe that such risks also include the following: our failure to return to profitability on a timely basis, which would cause us to use existing cash resources or other assets to fund operating losses; our failure to develop and implement specific plans (a) to offset the impact of reduced revenues as we migrate our focus from a small number of traditional tier 1 customers in the commercial vehicle markets, including Dana and Meritor, or to a more diversified base of customers who are able to place higher strategic value on our innovation, flexibility and lean manufacturing capabilities, and (b) to implement specific restructuring and cost-savings initiatives and to consolidate and streamline operations in accordance with our plans; breakdowns, relocations or major repairs of machinery and equipment; dependence on, retention or recruitment of key employees especially in challenging markets; cost and availability of raw materials such as steel, component parts, natural gas or utilities; unexpected declines in our markets or market shares, especially as we attempt to transition from legacy products and services into new market segments, customers and technologies; volatility of our customers’ forecasts, scheduling demands and production levels which negatively impact our operational capacity and our effectiveness to integrate new customers or suppliers; our inability to successfully execute the planned move of our Sypris Electronics business from our current location by December 31, 2016, the end of our lease term; changes in licenses, security clearances, or other legal rights to operate, manage our work force or import and export as needed; our ability to successfully develop, launch or sustain new products and programs; supplier, customer, employee, landlord, creditor, stockholder, product liability or environmental claims; labor relations; strikes; union negotiations; pension valuation, health care or other benefit costs; potential impairments, non-recoverability or write-offs of assets or deferred costs; the fees, costs and supply of, or access to, debt, equity capital, or other sources of liquidity; potential weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting and enterprise risk management; the cost, quality, timeliness, efficiency and yield of our operations and capital investments, including working capital, production schedules, cycle times, scrap rates, injuries, wages, overtime costs, freight or expediting costs; disputes or litigation involving lessor, inventory valuation risks including excessive or obsolescent valuations; our inability to successfully complete definitive agreements for our targeted acquisitions or divestitures due to negative due diligence findings or other factors; our inability to patent or otherwise protect our inventions or other intellectual property from potential competitors; the costs of compliance with our auditing, regulatory or contractual obligations; our reliance on third party vendors and sub-suppliers; adverse impacts of new technologies or other competitive pressures which increase our costs or erode our margins; regulatory actions or sanctions (including FCPA, OSHA and Federal Acquisition Regulations, among others); U.S. government spending on products and services that Sypris Electronics provides, including the timing of budgetary decisions; cyber security threats and disruptions; changes or delays in customer budgets, funding or programs; failure to adequately insure or to identify environmental or other insurable risks; revised contract prices or estimates of major contract costs; risks of foreign operations; currency exchange rates; war, terrorism, or political uncertainty; unanticipated or uninsured disasters, losses or business risks; inaccurate data about markets, customers or business conditions; or unknown risks and uncertainties.