OM Group, Inc. (
Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call
February 28, 2012, 10:00 AM ET
Joseph Scaminace - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Troy Dewar – Investor Relations
Christopher Hix - Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Dunmead - Operations
Gregory Griffith - Corporate Planning, Development and Investor Relations
Ivan Marcuse – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Michael Harrison - First Analysis Securities
Saul Ludwig - Northcoast Research
Good morning, my name is Amanda and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the OM Group fourth quarter 2011 results conference call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speaker’s remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions).
Comments made this morning by any of the participants on the call may include forward-looking statements based upon specific assumptions and subject to uncertainties and factors which are difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed on slide. A more complete disclosure regarding forward-looking statements can be found at bottom of OM Group’s press release or in their Form 10-K and applies to this call. At this time, I will now turn the call over to Mr. Joseph Scaminace, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Good morning and welcome to our fourth quarter earnings call. I would like to start the call this morning by welcoming OMG’s new Chief Financial Officer, Chris Hix. Also on the call with us this morning is Troy Dewar, heading up Investor Relations; Greg Griffith, Corporate Planning, Development and Investor Relations; and Steve Dunmead, heading up Operations.