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W.R. Grace's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

W.R. Grace & Co. ( GRA)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 1, 2012 11:00 ET


Mark Sutherland – Vice President, Investor Relations

Fred Festa – Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Hudson La Force – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Mike Sison

Rob Walker

Jim Barrett

Patrick Duff

Dana Walker

Joe South



Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 W.R. Grace & Company Earnings Conference Call. My name is (Diana), and I will be the operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, today's call is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Mark Sutherland, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Mark Sutherland – Vice President, Investor Relations

Thank you, Diana. Hello everyone, and thank you for joining us today, February 1, 2012 for a discussion of Grace's fourth quarter results released this morning. Joining me on today's call are Fred Festa, Grace's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Hudson La Force, our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Our earnings release and the corresponding presentation are available on our website. To download copies, go to and click on Investor Information. Links are available on the upper right corner of the page.

As you know, some of our comments today will be forward-looking and are made under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied due to a variety of factors. Please see our recent SEC filings for more details on the risks that could impact Grace's future operating results and financial condition.

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