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Hospira's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Hospira (HSP)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 01, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Karen King -

F. Michael Ball - Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Science, Technology & Quality Committee

Thomas E. Werner - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance

Sumant Ramachandra - Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research & Development & Medical Affairs

Analysts

Gregory B. Gilbert - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Christopher Schott - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Matthew Taylor - Barclays Capital, Research Division

John M. Putnam - Capstone Investments, Research Division

David G. Buck - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

David H. Roman - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Aaron Gal - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Marshall Urist - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Gregory Hertz - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Robert M. Goldman - CL King & Associates, Inc.

Shibani Malhotra - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to Hospira's First Quarter 2012 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Karen King, Vice President of Investor Relations. Karen, you may now begin your conference.

Karen King

Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our first quarter 2012 conference call and webcast. Participating in today's call are Mike Ball, Chief Executive Officer of Hospira; Tom Werner, Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer; and Sumant Ramachandra, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer.

We will be making some forward-looking statements today which are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. A discussion of these factors is included in the risk factors and MD&A sections in Hospira's latest annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent Form 10-Qs on file with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments.

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