Notice for Investor Presentation
Our presentation and the related webcast contain non-GAAP financial measures, which differ from our reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures of operating results, as applicable, exclude the impact of the following: a charge resulting from the deconsolidation of the Company's Venezuelan operations, gain on sales of non-core product lines and assets, charges and benefits from tax matters, charges from litigation matters, charges related to devaluations in Venezuela, restructuring charges and certain other items. We may also refer to organic sales growth, which is Net sales growth excluding the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestments and the deconsolidation of the Company's Venezuelan operations, or to free cash flow before dividends, which we define as Net cash provided by operations less Capital expenditures. A complete, quantitative reconciliation between our reported results and these non-GAAP financial measures is available in the "Investor Center" section of our website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
Our presentation and the related webcast are integrally related and are intended to be presented and understood together. In addition, they may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time and we undertake no obligation to update these statements except as required by law. We caution investors that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual events or results may differ materially from those statements. Investors should consult the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016) for information about certain factors that could cause such differences. Copies of these filings are available in the "Investor Center" section of our website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.