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West Pharmaceutical Services CEO Discusses Q3 2010 - Earnings Call Transcript

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (WST)

Q3 2010 Earnings Call

November 2, 2010 9:00 am ET

Executives

Donald J. Morel, Jr. – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

William Federici – Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Anderson – Vice President, Treasurer

Analysts

Arnie Ursaner – CJS Securities

David Windley – Jefferies & Company

Derek DeBruin – UBS Securities

Ross Taylor – CL King and Associates

James Sidoti – Sidoti & Company

Presentation

Operator

Good morning and welcome to the West Pharmaceutical Services Third Quarter Earnings conference call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. If at any time you require operator assistance, please press star followed by zero and we will be happy to assist you. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objection, you may disconnect at this time.

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

John Woolford

Thank you, Operator. Good morning and welcome to West’s Third Quarter 2010 results conference call. We issued our financial results this morning and the release has been posted in the Investor 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 will refer to in their remarks today. You may need additional software in order to view the .pdf formatted presentation, and a link to a free download of that software is also provided at the website.

I remind you that statements will be made by management that may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. federal securities law and that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and forecasts. 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 and 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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