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February 1, 2012 8:30 am ET
Jacqueline E. Burwitz - Vice President of Investor Relations
Ward M. Klein - Chief Executive Officer, Director, Member of Executive Committee and Member of Finance & Oversight Committee
Daniel J. Sescleifer - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
William Chappell - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Wendy Nicholson - Citi Investment Research
Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets
Connie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets-U.S
John A. Faucher - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
Alice Beebe Longley - Buckingham Research Group, Inc
William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. My name is Simon, I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I’d like to welcome everyone to the Energizer Holdings Incorporated Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)
I’d now like to turn the conference call over to Jackie Burwitz, Vice President, Investor Relations. You may now begin your conference.
Jacqueline E. Burwitz
Thank you, Simon. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us on Energizer’s first quarter fiscal 2012 earnings conference call. With me this morning are Ward Klein, Chief Executive Officer; and Dan Sescleifer, Chief Financial Officer. This call is being recorded and will be available for replay via our website, energizerholdings.com.
During our prepared comments and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make statements expressing the beliefs and expectations of management regarding future performance including future results or events, future earnings, investments or spending initiatives, cost savings related to our restructuring project, the impact of certain price increases, anticipated A&P spending, currency fluctuations, raw material and commodity costs and category value and future volume, sales and growth in our businesses.