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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Q1 2010 Earnings Call Transcript

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST)

Q1 2010 Earnings Call

April 29, 2009 9:00 am ET

Executives

John Woolford - Westwicke Partners, IR

Don Morel - Chairman and CEO

Bill Federici - CFO

Analysts

Arnie Ursaner- CJS Securities

Raphael - UBS

Ross Taylor - CL King

Andrew Hilgenbrink - Jefferies & Company

Jim Sidoti - Sidoti & Company

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the West Pharmaceutical Services first quarter earnings conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator instructions) Today's conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.

Now, I would like to turn today’s meeting over to Mr. John Woolford from Westwicke Partners. Sir, you may begin.

John Woolford

Good morning everyone, and welcome to West’s first quarter 2010 results conference call. We issued our financial results this morning and the release has been posted in the Investors section on the company’s website located at www.westpharma.com. If you have not received a copy of this announcement, please call Westwicke Partners at 443-213-0500 and a copy will be sent to you immediately.

There is also posted on the company’s website a slide presentation that management refers to in their remarks today. The presentation is in PDF format and you may need to download appropriate software in order to view the presentation. A link to a free download of that software is provided at the website.

Before we begin, I remind you that statements being made by management may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities Law and that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and forecast. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements that are preceded by, followed by, or that include words such as estimate, expect, intend, believe, plan, anticipate and other words in terms of similar meaning are forward-looking statements. West's estimated or anticipated future results, product performance or other non-historical facts are forward-looking and reflect our current perspective on existing trends and information.

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