Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (
Q1 2011 Earnings Call
May 4, 2011 9:15 AM ET
Oliver Maier – IR
Ben Lipps – Chairman and CEO
Mike Brosnan – CFO
Rice Powell – CEO, North America and Deputy Chairman
Chaitowitz – Redburn Partners
Ilan Chaitowitz – Redburn Partners
Edward Ridley – Merrill Lynch
Unidentified Company Representative
Lisa Clive – Sanford Bernstein
Martin Wales – UBS
Ryan Halsted – Wells Fargo
Jones Tom – Berenberg Bank
Holger Blum – Deutsche Bank
Kevin Ellich – Piper Jaffray
Good afternoon and welcome to the conference call Fresenius Medical Care, which is now starting. May I hand you over to Oliver Maier, head of the Investor Relations.
Thank you. I would like to welcome all of you to Fresenius Medical Care First Quarter 2011 Conference Call. A warm welcome also to everybody up there on the web. We very much appreciate your continued interest in our company.
With us here today are Ben Lipps, our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care; Mike Brosnan, our Chief Financial Officer and Rice Powell, our Deputy Chairman and CEO for Fresenius Medical Care, North America.
Let me start our presentation by mentioning our cautionary language mentioned in our Safe Harbor statement at the end of the presentation. For further details concerning risks and uncertainties, please refer to our filings including our SEC filings. Additionally, please be reminded that any non US-GAAP measures that we might use are being reconciled to the most comparable GAAP financial measure at the end of the presentation and in the material provided.