Graftech International, Ltd. (GTI)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
April 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. ET
Kelly Taylor, Investor Relations
Craig S. Shular, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Lindon G. Robertson, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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.
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.
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.