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GrafTech International CEO Discusses Q1 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

GrafTech International Ltd. ( GTI)

Q1 2011 Earnings Call

April 27, 2011 11:00 am ET

Executives

Kelly Taylor – Director, Investor Relations

Craig S. Shular – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Analysts

Luke Folta – Longbow Research

Ian Zaffino – Oppenheimer

Charles Murphy – Sidoti & Company

Eric Glover – Canaccord

Charles Bradford – Bradford Research

Mark Parr – KeyBanc

Zahid Siddique – Gabelli

Dan Whalen – Capstone Investment

Tim Hayes – Davenport & Company

Martin Pollack – NWQ Investment

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, my name Tia, and I will be the conference operator today. At time I would like to welcome everyone to the GrafTech First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise.

Thank you. At this time I would like to turn the conference over to Ms. Kelly Taylor, Investor Relations Manager. Please go ahead Ma’am.

Kelly Taylor

Thank you, Tia. Good morning and welcome to GrafTech International’s first quarter 2011 conference call.

On the call today is GrafTech’s Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer, Craig Shular.

We issued our earnings release this morning. If you do not receive a copy, please contact Marie Nor at 216-676-2160 and she will be happy to fax or email a copy to you.

As a reminder, some of the matters discussed during this call may include forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Please note the cautionary language about our forward-looking statements contained in our press release. That same language applies to this call.

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