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Rockwood Holdings' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (ROC)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 25, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Tim McKenna – Vice President, Investor Relations

Seifi Ghasemi – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert J. Zatta – Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Analysts

Silke Keuck – JPMorgan

Mike Harrison – First Analysis

John McNulty – Credit Suisse Securities

James Finnerty – Citigroup Global Markets

Jeffrey Stafford – Morningstar Research

Robert A. Koort – Goldman Sachs & Co.

Meryl Witmer – Eagle Capital Partners

David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the 2012 First Quarter Conference Call. At this time, all lines are in a listen-only mode. Later there will be an opportunity for your questions and instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) And as a reminder this conference is being recorded.

I’ll now turn the conference over to Tim McKenna, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Tim McKenna

Cathy, good morning, welcome to Rockwood’s first quarter earnings conference call. Seifi Ghasemi, our Chairman and Chief Executive; and Bob Zatta, our Chief Financial Officer will give the formal presentation, after that we’ll have the Q&A session, and you can follow our slides on our website www.rocksp.com.

Before the call begins, I’ll read a short statement. The conference call may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business operations and financial conditions of Rockwood and its subsidiaries. Although Rockwood believes the expectations reflected in such statements are based upon reasonable assumption, there could be no assurance that its expectations will be realized. Forward-looking statements consist of all non-historical information, including statements referring to the prospects and future performance of Rockwood.

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