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Molycorp, Inc. (MCP)
Neo Material Technologies Acquisition Call
March 9, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Brian Blackman – Senior Manager, IR
Mark Smith – President and CEO
Constantine Karayannopoulos – President and CEO, Neo Materials Technologies
Michael Doolan – EVP and CFO, Neo Materials Technologies
James Allen – CFO and Treasurer
Anthony Young – Dahlman Rose
Matthew Gibson – RBC Capital Markets
Paretosh Misra – Molycorp
Colin Rusch – ThinkEquity
Jagadish Iyer – Piper Jaffray
Michael Gambardella – JP Morgan
Daniel Kim – Paradigm Capital
Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Molycorp Incorporated to Acquire Neo Material Technologies Incorporated Conference Call. My name is Juanita. I’ll be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions).
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Brian Blackman, Senior Manager of Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Thank you, operator, and good afternoon to everyone. Yesterday, after market close, we issued a press release announcing a definitive agreement under which Molycorp will acquire Neo Material Technologies or Neo Materials. If you have not yet seen the press release, you can find it posted on both companies website at www.molycrop.com/investors and www.neomaterials.com.
As a reminder, today’s call is being webcast and a replay will be archived on the website. For those of you dialed into the call, a slide show that accompanies our prepared remarks is available on either companies websites. For those of you listening by webcast, the slides will be presented in the webcast player. Please note that you need to advance slides on your own.