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May 03, 2012 10:00 am ET
J. Barrett Strzelec - Director of Investor Relations
Peter McCausland - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Founder and Member of Executive Committee
Michael L. Molinini - Chief Operating officer and Executive Vice President
Robert M. McLaughlin - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Ryan Merkel - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Michael J. Harrison - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division
Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Vincent Andrews - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
John E. Roberts - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated
David J. Manthey - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Mark R. Gulley - Ticonderoga Securities LLC, Research Division
Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Laurence Alexander - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Thomas L. Hayes - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Good morning, and welcome to the Airgas Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded at the request of Airgas. [Operator Instructions] For opening remarks and introductions, I will now turn the call over to the Director of Investor Relations, Barry Strzelec. Please go ahead.
J. Barrett Strzelec
Thanks, Stephanie. Good morning, and thank you for attending our fourth quarter earnings teleconference. Joining me today are Peter McCausland, Chairman and CEO; Mike Molinini, Executive Vice President and COO; and Bob McLaughlin, Senior Vice President and CFO.
Our earnings press release was made public this morning and is available on our website, as are the teleconference slides. To follow along, please go to airgas.com, click on the Investors shortcut at the top of the screen and go to the Earnings Calls and Events page.