Call start: 9:01
Call end: 10:02
Ashland Inc. (
2012 First Quarter Earnings Call
January 24, 2012, 9:01 a.m. ET
David Neuberger - Investor Relations
James O'Brien - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lamar Chambers - Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John Panichella - Senior Vice President and President, Ashland Specialty Ingredients
Paul Raymond - Senior Vice President, Ashland Inc., and President, Ashland Water Technologies
John McNulty - Credit Suisse
Michael Sison - Keybanc Capital Markets
Robert Walker - Jefferies
Michael Harrison - First Analysis Corp
Ram Sivalingam - Deutsche Bank
Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research
Christopher Shaw - Monness, Crespi, Hardt
Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Ashland’s first quarter earnings call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded.
I would now like to turn the conference over to your host David Neuberger, sir you may begin.
Thank you, Shannon. Good morning and welcome to Ashland’s first quarter fiscal 2012 conference call and webcast. We released results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 at approximately 6AM Eastern Time today and this presentation should be viewed in conjunction with the earnings release. These results are preliminary until we file our 10-Q in February.
On the call today are Ashland’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim O’Brien; Lamar Chambers, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; John Panichelle, President of Ashland’s Specialty Ingredients; and Paul Raymond, President of Ashland Water Technologies.