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Celanese's CEO Discusses 1Q 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Call start: 10:00

Call End: 10:52

Celanese Corp. (CE)

1Q 2012 Earnings Call

April 24, 2012 10:00 a.m. ET

Executives



Jon Puckett - Vice President, Investor Relations

Mark Rohr – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Steven M. Sterin – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Doug Madden – Chief Operating Officer

Mark Oberle - Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Analysts

David Begleiter - Deutsche Bank

Edlain Rodriguez - Lazard Capital Markets

Mills Lawling – CLSA

Bob Koort – Goldman Sachs

Frank Mitsch – Wells Fargo Securities

Kevin McCarthy – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Hassan Ahmed – Alembic Global

P.J. Juvekar – Citi

Mike Ritzenthaler – Piper Jaffray

Rob Walker - Jefferies

Presentation



Operator



Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Celanese Earnings Conference Call. My name is Derrick and I'll be your operator for today.

(Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jon Puckett, Vice President and Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Jon Puckett

Thank you, Derrick, and welcome to the Celanese Corporation First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call. My name is Jon Puckett, Vice President Investor relations. On the call today are Mark Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steven M. Sterin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Also in the room today are Doug Madden, Chief Operating Officer and Mark Oberle, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs.

The Celanese Corporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release was distributed by business wire this morning and is posted on our website, Celanese.com. Powerpoint slides referenced during this call are also posted on our website. Both items were submitted to the FCC in a current report on FORM 8-K.

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