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Albemarle's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Albemarle Corporation (ALB)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 19, 2012 08:00 am ET

Executives

Lorin Crenshaw - Director, IR and Communications

Luke Kissam - CEO

John Steitz - President & COO

Scott Tozier - CFO

Analysts

David Begleiter - Deutsche Bank

P J. Juvekar - Citi

Bob Koort - Goldman Sachs

Rob Walker - Jefferies

Jeff Zekauskas - JPMorgan

Kevin McCarthy - Bank of America

Mike Sison - KeyBanc

Dimitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research

Presentation

Operator

Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first quarter 2012 Albemarle Corp earnings conference call. My name is Kim and I’ll be your coordinator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session at the end of today's conference. (Operator Instructions).

As a reminder this call is being recorded. I will now turn the conference over to your host for today's call Mr. Lorin Crenshaw, Director, Investor Relations and Communications. Please proceed, sir.

Lorin Crenshaw

Thank you, Kim and welcome everyone to Albemarle’s first quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Our earnings were released after the close of market yesterday and you’ll find our press release, earnings presentation and non-GAAP reconciliations posted on our website under the Investor Section at albemarle.com.

Joining me on the call today are Luke Kissam, Chief Executive Officer; John Steitz, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Scott Tozier, Chief Financial Officer. Before we get started, I would like to ask everyone once again to please save the date for Albemarle’s 2012 Investor Day which will be held in New York City on Tuesday May 22nd. Registration and event details are available at our website under the Investor Section. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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