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April 27, 2012 10:00 a.m. ET
Rishi Varma – VP and General Counsel
Mike McDonnell – President and CEO
Miguel Desdin – SVP and CFO
Bill Hoffman - RBC Capital Markets
Edward Yang – Oppenheimer
Barry Haimes - Sage Asset Management
Good day, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the TPC Group quarterly earnings conference call. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session, and instructions will follow at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call may be recorded.
I would now like to introduce your host for today’s conference, Rishi Varma. Sir, you may begin.
Thank you, Soumya. Good morning everyone and welcome to today's conference call to discuss TPC Group’s first quarter 2012 earnings results. With me today are Mike McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer; along with Miguel Desdin, Senior VP and CFO.
While management will not be referencing slides today, we have posted a presentation online that includes supplemental financial information about the quarter. These slides along with other quarterly financial results can be found in the Investor Relations section on our website at tpcgrp.com.
Please note there’s a slide in the presentation which refers to the forward-looking statements and says that statements made during this call that refer to management’s expectations and/or future predictions are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the Safe Harbor provisions of the Securities Act, as there are many factors which could cause the results to defer from our expectations.