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Airgas' CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Airgas (ARG)

Q4 2012 Earnings Call

May 03, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

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

Analysts

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

Brian Maguire

Thomas L. Hayes - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

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.

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