Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM)
Q1 2010 Earnings Call
May 6, 2010; 10:30 am ET
Fredric Villoutreix - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Pete Thompson - Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy
Mark Spears - Corporate Controller
Ian Zaffino - Oppenheimer & Co
Good morning. My name is Tracey, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Schweitzer-Mauduit, first quarter 2010 earnings conference call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions)
Mark Spears, you may begin your conference.
Thank you Tracy. Good morning. I am Mark Spears, Corporate Controller at Schweitzer-Mauduit International. Thank you for joining us today to discuss Schweitzer Mauduit’s first quarter 2010 earnings results.
Participating on today’s call are Fredric Villoutreix, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Pete Thompson, our Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy. Frederic will discuss the key factors impacting our business. Pete will then provide additional details related to our first quarter results and outlook. We will then take your questions.
Before we begin I would like you remind you that the comments included in today’s conference call constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the results suggested by these comments for a number of reasons which are discussed in more detail in the company’s Security and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Certain financial measures discussed during this call exclude restructuring expenses, and are therefore non-GAAP financial measures. As slide presentation accompanies our formal remarks. A copy of which can be found under the Investor Relations portion of our website or you can follow along on the webcast.