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Viacom's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Viacom (VIA.B)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

February 02, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

James Bombassei - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Sumner M. Redstone - Founder and Executive Chairman

Philippe P. Dauman - Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of The Board of Directors

James W. Barge - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Tax & Treasury

Thomas E. Dooley - Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Director

Analysts

Michael Nathanson - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

Alexia S. Quadrani - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Douglas D. Mitchelson - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Alan S. Gould - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Anthony J. DiClemente - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Jessica Reif Cohen - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Richard Greenfield - BTIG, LLC, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Viacom Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Teleconference. Today's call is being recorded. And at this time, I would like to turn the call over to Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Jim Bombassei. Please go ahead, sir.

James Bombassei

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for taking the time to join us for our earnings call for the quarter ended December 31. Joining me for today's discussion are Sumner Redstone, our Chairman; Philippe Dauman, our President and CEO; Tom Dooley, our Chief Operating Officer; and Jimmy Barge, our Chief Financial Officer.

Please note that in addition to our press release, we have slides and trending schedules containing supplemental information available on our website. I want to refer to Page #2 in the web presentation and remind you that certain statements made on this call are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in more detail in our filings with the SEC. Reconciliations for non-GAAP financial information discussed on this call can be found in our earnings release or on our website. And now, I'll turn the call over to Sumner.

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