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Armstrong World Industries' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 27, 2012 01:00 PM ET

Executives

Tom Waters – VP, Treasury and IR

Matt Espe – CEO

Tom Mangas – CFO

Frank Ready – CEO, Worldwide Flooring

Vic Grizzle – CEO, Worldwide Ceiling

Analysts

Stephen Kim – Barclays Capital

Bob Wetenhall – RBC Capital Markets

Dennis McGill – Zelman and Associates

Mike Wood – Macquarie

Jarrod Rapalje – Longbow Research

Keith Hughes – SunTrust

John Baugh – Stifel Nicolaus

Jim Barrett – C. L. King & Associates

Rodny Nacier – Keybanc Capital Markets

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 Armstrong World Industries Incorporated Earnings Conference Call. My name is Regina, and I will be your operator for today. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will be conducting a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions). Today's event is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today Mr. Tom Waters, Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations. Please go ahead sir.

Tom Waters

Thank you, Regina. Good afternoon everyone and thank you for your patience as we worked our phone problems there. Please note that members of the media have been invited to listen to this call, and the call is being broadcast live on our website at armstrong.com.

With me this afternoon are Matt Espe, our President and CEO; Tom Mangas, our CFO; Frank Ready, the CEO of our Worldwide Flooring business; and Vic Grizzle, CEO of our Worldwide Ceiling business. Hopefully, you have seen our press release this morning. And both the release and the presentation that Tom Mangas will reference during this call are posted on our website in the Investor Relations section.

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