Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (
Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call
February 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. ET
Tim McKenna - VP, IR
Seifi Ghasemi - Chairman and CEO
Bob Zatta - SVP and CFO
Silke Keuck - JPMorgan
David Begleiter - Deutsche Bank
Mike Harrison - First Analysis
John McNulty - Credit Suisse
Chris Shaw - Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Company
Mack Fuller - GSO Capital Partners
Bob Koort - Goldman Sachs
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the 2011 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct the question-and-answer session; instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference is being recorded.
I’d now like to turn the conference over to our host, Mr. Tim McKenna, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.
Thank you. Good morning, welcome to our fourth quarter and full-year conference call. Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and Chief Executive; and Bob Zatta, Chief Financial Officer will give a formal presentation after which we will have Q&A session. Our slides for this call are available on our website www.rocksp.com.
Before I begin the call, I’m going to read a short statement. The conference call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business operations and financial conditions of Rockwood Holdings and its subsidiaries. Although Rockwood believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumption, there is no assurance that its expectations will be realized. Forward-looking statements consist of all non-historical information, including statements referring to the prospects and future performance of Rockwood.