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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
Trinity Industries, Inc. ("Trinity") hereby furnishes the information set forth in its News Release, dated April 22, 2021, announcing operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2021, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. On April 22, 2021, Trinity held a conference call and webcast with respect to its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2021. The conference call scripts of Jessica Greiner, Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications; E. Jean Savage, Chief Executive Officer and President; and Eric R. Marchetto, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; are furnished as Exhibit 99.2, and incorporated herein by reference. Additionally, Trinity posted Supplemental Materials to its website to accompany the conference call; a copy of these materials is furnished as Exhibit 99.3 and incorporated herein by reference.
The conference call, News Release, and Supplemental Materials included references to Adjusted Operating Results and Adjusted Earnings Per Share, Pre-Tax Return on Equity, Free Cash Flow, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which are not calculations based on generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures have been included in the News Release and/or the Supplemental Materials. When forward-looking non-GAAP measures are provided, Trinity does not provide quantitative reconciliations of forward-looking non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures because it cannot, without unreasonable effort, predict the timing and amounts of certain items included in the computations of each of these measures. These factors include, but are not limited to: the product mix of expected railcar deliveries; the timing and amount of significant transactions and investments, such as lease portfolio sales, capital expenditures, and returns of capital to shareholders; and the amount and timing of certain other items outside the normal course of our core business operations, such as restructuring activities and the potential financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This information is not "filed" pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is not incorporated by reference into any Securities Act of 1933 registration statements. Additionally, the submission of the report on Form 8-K is not an admission of the materiality of any information in this report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
See "Item 2.02 — Results of Operations and Financial Condition."
Some statements in this release, which are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about Trinity's estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, future financial and operating performance, future opportunities and any other statements regarding events or developments that Trinity believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including the potential financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trinity uses the words “anticipates,” “assumes,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “guidance,” “projected,” “outlook,” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and Trinity expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Trinity’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or present expectations, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties regarding economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting Trinity’s operations, markets, products, services and prices, and such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in Trinity’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, as may be revised and updated by Trinity’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Trinity’s Current Reports on Form 8-K.