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May 08, 2012 10:00 am ET
Susan Vassallo - Vice President of Corporate Communications
Stanley M. Bergman - Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Paladino - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Director
Glen J. Santangelo - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Robert P. Jones - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Steven Valiquette - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Robert M. Willoughby - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Jeffrey D. Johnson - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Michael R. Minchak - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Elliot Feldman - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Jonathan Block - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Henry Schein First Quarter Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host for today's call, Susan Vassallo, Henry Schein's Vice President of Corporate Communications. Please go ahead, Susan.
Thank you, operator, and my thanks to each of you for joining us to discuss Henry Schein's first quarter results. With me this morning are Stanley Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein; and Steven Paladino, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Before we begin, I would like to state that certain comments made during this call will include information that is forward-looking. As you know, risks and uncertainties involved in the company’s business may affect the matters referred to in forward-looking statements. As a result, the company's performance may differ from those expressed in or indicated by such forward-looking statements. Also, these forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in Henry Schein's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The content of this conference call contains time-sensitive information that is accurate only as of the date of the live broadcast, May 8, 2012. Henry Schein undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this call. I ask that during the Q&A portion of today's call you please limit yourself to a single question and a follow-up before returning to the queue. This will provide the opportunity for as many listeners as possible to ask a question within the one hour we have allotted for this call. With that said, I would like to turn the call over to Stanley Bergman.