Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (ROC)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 25, 2012 11:00 am ET
Tim McKenna – Vice President, Investor Relations
Seifi Ghasemi – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. Zatta – Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
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.
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.
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
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.