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February 09, 2012 11:00 am ET
Sondra Brown -
Kirk A. Richter - Interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Rakesh Sachdev - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
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
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.
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.