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March 12, 2012 00:00 pm ET
David Constable - Executive Director & CEO
Christine Ramon - Executive Director & CFO
Giullean Strauss - Senior Group Executive - New Business Development and Technology
André De Ruyter - Senior Group Executive - Operations
Bernard Klingenberg - Group Executive, South African Energy Businesses, Excluding Sasol Mining
Gerhard Engelbrecht - Renaissance Capital
Jarrett Geldenhuys - Deutsche Bank
Caroline Learmonth - Absa Capital
Campbell Parry - Investec Securities
Alex Comer - JPMorgan
Tassin Meyer - Citigroup
Hootan Yazhari - Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Nishal Ramloutan - UBS
Good morning and good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Sasol Interim financial results conference call. Today's call is being recorded. Today's call will be hosted by David Constable, Chief Executive Officer and Christine Ramon, Chief Financial Officer.
Also on the call today will be the following members; of the group executive, André De Ruyter; Giullean Strauss; and Bernard Klingenberg. Following the formal presentation by Sasol management, an interactive Q&A session will be available. A copy of today's live presentation is available on www.sasol.com. I would now like to hand the call over to David Constable. Please go ahead, sir.
Yeah thanks very much Careen. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening everyone and thank you for joining us on the conference call today. We are pleased to be announcing record interim earnings today at Sasol which continues our strong track record of delivering superior shareholder returns.
Turning to slide five of the presentation, which you have in front of you. Let me start with an overview of what you're going to hear today. First of all, to our financial performance, we will be announcing record interim earnings. It's always encouraging to have a positive story to tell. Our record earnings are due to the fact that we have delivered a solid operational performance supported by the macroeconomic trends.