Unilever plc (UL)
Q4 2011 Earnings Call
February 02, 2012 3:30 am ET
James Allison -
Paul Polman - Chief Executive Officer and Director
Raoul Jean-Marc Sidney Huet - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Robert Waldschmidt - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Michael Steib - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
David Hayes - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division
Jeremy Fialko - Redburn Partners LLP, Research Division
Harold Thompson - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Xavier Croquez - CA Cheuvreux, Research Division
Marco Gulpers - ING Groep N.V., Research Division
So good morning, everyone, and welcome to Unilever's Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Presentation. We appreciate your continued interest in our business and you taking the time to join us here today. The presentation of our results this morning will be given by Paul Polman, our Chief Executive Officer; and by Jean-Marc Huet, our Chief Financial Officer. Also joining us this morning in the audience are several members of the Unilever leadership executive.
Paul will begin with his reflections on the progress we've made over the last 12 months. He will put our performance in 2011 into a strategic context, looking not only at the quality of our results, but also at the foundations we've been building for the long-term future of Unilever. Jean-Marc will then take you through our 2011 performance in more detail before Paul concludes his perspectives on what is sure to be another challenging year in 2012. Of course, at the end, there will be plenty of time for your questions at the end of the presentation.