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May 2, 2012 10:00 a.m. ET
Eugene Truett – Vice President, Investor Relations and Credit
Henry Knueppel – Interim Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Schnoor – Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
Jim Lucas – Janney Capital Markets
Jeffrey Hammond – KeyBanc Capital
Glenn Wortman – Sidoti & Company
Rob Norfleet – BB&T Capital Markets
Scott Graham – Jefferies
Good morning. My name is Sara and I will be your conference facilitator. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Harsco Corporation First Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] After the speaker’s remarks, there will be a question-and-answer period. [Operator Instructions]
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I would now like to introduce Mr. Eugene Truett, Vice President, Investor Relations and Credit of Harsco Corporations. Mr. Truett you may begin your call.
Thank you, Sara, good morning. I would like to welcome everyone to Harsco’s first quarter 2012 earnings release conference call. I’m here this morning with Henry Knueppel, Harsco’s Interim Chairman and CEO and Steve Schnoor, Harsco’s CFO and Treasurer.
As we do at beginning of all of our calls, we want to let you know that there maybe forward-looking statements in our discussions with you today. These statements relate to the future of our business, our operations, our results, economic expectations and other aspects relating to and affecting our business. While what we say today is based on our best information available, it is possible that the results could differ from what we tell you today.