This morning I will begin with a commentary on the performance of our businesses during the quarter and then Steve will provide an overview of the progress we're making on capturing synergies and performance improvements until discuss non-operating items in our financial statements including interest taxes, financing, pension and some key forecasting assumptions for 2012. After our prepared comments, Steve and I will be available for questions.Our co–workers delivered another solid quarter and financial results with very good operating performance across our businesses in an environment of stable demand and high commodity input costs. Our adjusted earnings of $1.70 per share reflect this performance and the continued successful integration of the Smurfit-Stone acquisition. We estimate that the acquisition added $0.55 per share to adjusted earnings for the quarter. We also estimate that higher fiber costs reduced earnings by $0.11 per share and other input costs aggregated to reduction of $0.06 per share.
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