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Celanese CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Celanese Corporation ( CE)

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

July 21, 2011 10:00 am ET


Mark Oberle - SVP of Corporate Affairs

Dave Weidman - Chairman and CEO

Steven Sterin - SVP and CFO

Jon Puckett - VP, IR


Bob Koort - Goldman Sachs

P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup

Kevin McCarthy - Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

John McNulty - Credit Suisse

David Begleiter - Deutsche Bank

Frank Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities

Edlain Rodriguez - Gleacher & Company

Hassan Ahmed - Alembic Global Advisors

Bill Young - ChemSpeak

Jay Harris - Goldsmith & Harris



Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second quarter 2011 Celanese Corp. earnings conference call. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to hand the presentation over to Mr. Mark Oberle, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

Mark Oberle

Thank you and welcome everyone to the Celanese Corporation second quarter 2011 financial results conference call. My name is Mark Oberle, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. On the call today are Dave Weidman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Steven Sterin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

I'd also like to introduce Jon Puckett, our new Vice President of Investor Relations. Jon joined Celanese with a distinguished track record of investor relations and finance experience, most recently with ACS through the acquisition by Xerox. Welcome, John.

The Celanese Corporation's second quarter 2011 earnings release was distributed via BusinessWire this morning and is posted on our website, The PowerPoint slides referenced during this call are also posted on our website.

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