SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report: October 19, 2000 ================================= (Date of earliest event reported) UAL CORPORATION =============== (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 1-6033 36-2675207 ======== ====== ========== (State or other jurisdictio (Commission (I.R.S. Employer of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.) 1200 Algonquin Road, Elk Grove Township, Illinois 60007 ================================================================ (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Registrant's telephone number, including area code (847) 700-4000 ============== Not Applicable ============== (Former name or former address, if changed since last report) ITEM 5. OTHER EVENTS. ============= UAL Corporation (the "Company") is filing herewith a cautionary statement for purposes of the "Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as Exhibit 99.1. ITEM 7. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS. ================================== Exhibit No. Description 99.1 Cautionary Statement SIGNATURES ========== Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. UAL CORPORATION By: /s/ Douglas A. Hacker ===================== Name: Douglas A. Hacker Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dated: October 18, 2000
Exhibit 99.1 Cautionary Statement ==================== UAL Corporation ("UAL") and its representatives from time to time participate in speeches and calls with market analysts, conferences with investors and potential investors of UAL and United Air Lines, Inc. securities, and other meetings and conferences. Some of the information presented in such speeches, calls, meetings and conferences may be forward-looking and involves risks and uncertainties that could result in actual results differing materially from expected results. It is not reasonably possible to itemize all of the many factors and specific events that could affect the outlook of an airline operating in the global economy. Some factors that could significantly impact expected capacity, traffic, load factors, yields, revenues, unit revenues, expenses, costs, unit costs, capital spending, cash flows, pre-tax margins, earnings, earnings per share, price to earnings ratios, debt load, and the results and benefits of the pending merger between United and US Airways include, without limitation, the airline pricing environment; industry capacity decisions; competitors' route decisions; the inability to obtain regulatory approvals for the United and US Airways merger; the inability to successfully integrate the businesses of United and US Airways; costs related to the United and US Airways merger; the inability to achieve cost cutting synergies resulting from the United and US Airways merger; labor integration issues; the success of the Company's cost control efforts; the cost of crude oil and jet fuel; the success of fuel hedging strategies; the results of union contract negotiations and their impact on labor costs and operations; operational disruptions as a result of bad weather, air traffic contol-related difficulties, and labor issues; the growth of e-commerce and off-tariff distribution channels; the success of customer win-back strategies; the effective deployment of customer service tools and resources; the willingness of passengers to fly; the continued benefits of strategic airline alliances; actions of the U.S., foreign and local governments; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the stability of the U.S. economy; inflation; the economic environment of the airline industry and the economic environment in general.