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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.
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, celanese.com. The PowerPoint slides referenced during this call are also posted on our website.