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The Interpublic Group Of Companies' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: IPG

The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 24, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Jerome J. Leshne - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Michael I. Roth - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Frank Mergenthaler - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

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

John Janedis - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Benjamin Swinburne - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

David Bank - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Peter Stabler - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

William G. Bird - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Matthew Chesler - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

James Dix - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Interpublic Group Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. I would now like to introduce Mr. Jerry Leshne, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Jerome J. Leshne

Good morning. Thank you for joining us. We have posted our earnings release and our slide presentation on our website, interpublic.com, and we'll refer to both in the course of this call. This morning, we are joined by Michael Roth and Frank Mergenthaler. We will begin with prepared remarks to be followed by Q&A. We plan to conclude before market open at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. During this call, we will refer to forward-looking statements about our company, which are subject to the uncertainties, and the cautionary statement included in our earnings release and the slide presentation and further detailed in our 10-K and other filings with the SEC. At this point, it is my pleasure to turn things over to Michael Roth.

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