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

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 27, 2012 09:00 am ET

Executives



Angelo Brisimitzakis – President and Chief Executive Officer

Rodney Underdown – Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Vice President, Compass Minerals UK

Peggy Landon – Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications



Analysts



Joel Jackson – BMO Capital Markets

David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank

Ivan Marcuse – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Edward Yang – Oppenheimer

Mark Gulley – Gulley & Associates

Olga Guteneva – JP Morgan

Gregory Macosko – Lord Abbett

Elizabeth Collins – Morningstar



Presentation



Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Compass Minerals First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Ms. Peggy Landon. Please go ahead, ma’am.



Peggy Landon

Thank you, Bill. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us this morning. I have with me here Angelo Brisimitzakis, our President and CEO and Rod Underdown, our CFO.

Before I turn the call over to them, let me remind you that today's discussion may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These statements are based on the company's expectations as of today's date, April 27 th, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially. The differences could be caused by a number of factors, including those identified in Compass Minerals’ most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made today to reflect future events or developments. You can find reconciliations of any non-GAAP financial information that we discuss today in our earnings release, which is available in the Investor Relations section of our Web site at compassminerals.com.

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