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Sigma-Aldrich's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 09, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Sondra Brown -

Kirk A. Richter - Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Rakesh Sachdev - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Quintin J. Lai - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Derik De Bruin - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Jon Davis Wood - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research

Daniel L. Leonard - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division

Peter Lawson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division

Tracy Marshbanks - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter Sigma-Aldrich Corporation Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host, Sondra Brown, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Sondra Brown

Good morning, and welcome to Sigma-Aldrich's Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. This is Sondra Brown, Director Investor Relations. With me today are Rakesh Sachdev, our President and CEO; and Kirk Richter, our Vice President, Treasurer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. In today's call, Kirk will lead us with a review of our fourth quarter performance. Rakesh will follow that discussion with an update on the activities that contributed to our fourth quarter results and our outlook for 2012. After completing these reviews, we'll open up the call for your questions and comments. We will be using a slide presentation as part of today's call. That presentation can be viewed at our Investor Relations website at www.sigmaaldrich.com.

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