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May 2, 2012 10:00 pm ET
Jackie Burwitz - VP, IR
Ward Klein - CEO
Dan Sescleifer - EVP & CFO
Wendy Nicholson - Citi Research
Chris Ferrara - Bank of America
Bill Chappell - SunTrust
Nik Modi - UBS
Ali Dibadj - Bernstein
Alice Longley - Buckingham Research
Bill Schmitz - Deutsche Bank
Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets
Connie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets
John Faucher - JPMorgan
Good morning, my name is Stacey and I will be your conference operator for today. I’d like to welcome everyone to the Energizer Holdings Incorporated Fiscal 2012 first quarter earnings results conference call. (Operator Instructions)
I’d now like to turn the conference call over to Jackie Burwitz, Vice President, Investor Relations. You may now begin your conference.
Thank you, Stacey and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us on Energizer’s second quarter fiscal 2012 earnings conference call. With me this morning are Ward Klein, Chief Executive Officer; and Dan Sescleifer, Chief Financial Officer. This call is being recorded and will be available for replay via our website energizerholdings.com.
During our prepared comments and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make statements expressing the beliefs and expectations of management regarding our future plans and performance including future results or events, future earnings, investment or spending initiatives, future advertising and promotional spending, cost savings related to our restructurings and working capital projects, the impact of certain price increases, currency fluctuations, the impact of inflation, raw material and commodity costs; and category value and future volume and sales; future plans for return of capital to shareholders and future growth in our businesses.