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April 19, 2012 11:00 am ET
Robert J. Wells - Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Christopher M. Connor - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Sean P. Hennessy - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Dennis McGill - Zelman & Associates, Research Division
Charles Edward Cerankosky - Northcoast Research
Brian Maguire - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Donald Carson - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division
Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC
Eric Bosshard - Cleveland Research Company
Nils-Bertil Wallin - CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Research Division
Aram Rubinson - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division
Good morning. Thank you for joining The Sherwin-Williams Company's Review of First Quarter 2012 Results and Expectations for the Second Quarter and Full Year.
With us on today's call are Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO; Sean Hennessy, Senior Vice President, Finance, and CFO; Al Mistysyn, a Vice President, Corporate Controller; and Bob Wells, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.
This conference call is being webcast simultaneously in listen-only mode by Vcall via the Internet at www.sherwin.com. An archived replay of this webcast will be available at www.sherwin.com beginning approximately 2 hours after this conference call concludes and will be available until Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
This conference call will include certain forward-looking statements as defined under U.S. federal securities laws with respect to sales, earnings and other matters. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A full declaration regarding forward-looking statements is provided in the company's earnings release transmitted earlier this morning.