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April 26, 2012 11:00 am ET
John A. Hayes - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Scott C. Morrison - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Raymond J. Seabrook - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Packaging Operations
George L. Staphos - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Scott Gaffner - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Ghansham Panjabi - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Philip Ng - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Phil M. Gresh - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Philip Terpolilli - Longbow Research LLC
Alex Ovshey Ovshey - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
James Armstrong - Vertical Research Partners Inc.
Christopher D. Manuel - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Albert T. Kabili - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Debbie Jones - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Adam J. Josephson - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Ball Corporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Thursday, April 26, 2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to John Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer. You may begin, sir.
John A. Hayes
Thank you, France, and good morning, everyone. This is Ball Corporation's conference call regarding the company's first quarter 2012 results. The information provided during this call will contain forward-looking statements. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those that may be expressed or implied. Some factors that could cause the results or outcomes to differ are in the company's latest 10-K and in other company SEC filings, as well as company news releases. If you don't already have our earnings release, it's available on our website at ball.com. Information regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures may also be found on our website. Now joining me on the call today are Scott Morrison, Senior Vice President and CFO; and Ray Seabrook, Executive Vice President and COO Global Packaging.