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April 27, 2012 8:00 am ET
Gregory A. Riddle - Director of Investor Relations
James P. Rogers - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ronald C. Lindsay - Executive Vice President of Pci, Fibers, Engineering & Construction and Manufacturing Support
Curtis E. Espeland - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Frank J. Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Nils-Bertil Wallin - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
Jeffrey Stafford - Morningstar Inc., Research Division
Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Eastman Chemical Company first quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. This call is being broadcast live on the Eastman's website, www.eastman.com. We will now turn the call over to Mr. Greg Riddle of Eastman Chemical Company, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.
Gregory A. Riddle
Okay. Thank you, Jenny, and good morning, everyone and thanks for joining us. On the call with me today are Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO; Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and CFO; Ron Lindsay, Executive Vice President, PCI Fibers; and Fernando Subijana, Manager, Investor Relations.
Before we begin, I'll cover 2 items. First, during this call, you will hear certain forward-looking statements concerning our plans and expectations for full year 2012 and 2013, as well as the acquisition of Solutia. Actual results could differ materially from our plans and expectations. Certain factors related to future expectations are or will be detailed in the company's first quarter 2012 financial results news release and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K filed for full year 2011 and the Form 10-Q to be filed for first quarter 2012.