HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company officials met with investors today and affirmed UTC's expectations for 2012 earnings per share of $5.25 to $5.35 from continuing operations, on sales of $58 billion to $59 billion. Greg Hayes, UTC Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, also told investors UTC continues to expect cash flow from operations less capital expenditures to meet or exceed net income attributable to common shareowners for the year.
"Strong cash generation and proceeds from anticipated divestitures will enable us to pay down approximately one-third of the debt issued for the Goodrich acquisition by the end of 2012," Hayes added.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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