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Graftech International's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: GTI

Graftech International, Ltd. (GTI)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. ET

Executives



Kelly Taylor, Investor Relations

Craig S. Shular, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Lindon G. Robertson, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Analysts



Luke Folta – Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Ian A. Zaffino – Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Michael Gambardella – JPMorgan

Rob Pohly – Samlyn Capital

Timothy Hayes – Davenport & Company

Mark Parr – Keybanc Capital Markets

Daniel Whalen – Auriga USA

Sandy Harmon (Matthew) – IronGate Partners

Charles Bradford – Bradford Research, Inc.

Presentation



Operator



Good morning. My name is Brooke and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Graftech First Quarter 2012 earnings conference call. All lines have been place on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions).

Thank you. I would like to turn the call over to your host, Kelly Taylor. Ma’am, you may begin.

Kelly Taylor



Thank you, Brooke. Good morning and welcome to Graftech International’s First Quarter 2012 conference call. On the call today is Graftech Chief Executive Officer, Craig Shular and our Chief Financial Officer, Lindon Robertson.

We issued our earnings release this morning. If you did not receive a copy, please contact Marie Nor at 216-676-2160 and she’ll be happy to fax or email a copy to you.

As a reminder, some of the matters discussed during this call may include forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Please note the cautionary language about our forward-looking statements contained in our press release. That same language applies to this call.

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