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May 2, 2012 02:00 pm ET
Erica McLaughlin - Director, IR
Patrick Prevost - President & CEO
Eddie Cordeiro - EVP & CFO
Dave Miller - Executive Vice President and General Manager, Core Segment and General Manager, Americas Region
Sean Keohane - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Performance Segment
Fred von Gottberg - Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Business Segment
Ivan Marcuse - KeyBanc Capital
Saul Ludwig - Northcoast
John Roberts - Buckingham Research
Laurence Alexander - Jefferies
Chris Butler - Sidoti & Company
Jay Harris - Goldsmith & Harris
Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the second quarter 2012 Cabot earnings conference call. My name is Keith and I’ll be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later on, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder today's conference is being recorded for replay purposes.
And I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today Ms. Erica McLaughlin, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, ma’am.
Thanks Keith. Good Afternoon. I would like to welcome you to the Cabot Corporation earnings teleconference. Here this afternoon are Patrick Prevost, Cabot’s President and CEO; Eddie Cordeiro; Cabot’s Chief Financial Officer; Dave Miller, General Manager of the Core Segment; Sean Keohane, General Manager of the Performance Segment, Fred von Gottberg, General Manager of the New Business Segment; Jim Kelly, Corporate Controller; and Brian Berube, General Counsel.