IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX)
Annual Shareholder Meeting Conference Call
May 9, 2012 10:00 am ET
Jonathan W. Ayers – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Conan R. Deady – General Counsel and Secretary
Ted Wiener – Sales, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
Jonathan W. Ayers
Good morning. I like to welcome everybody who is here in person at IDEXX Drive in Westbrook, Maine, and I’d also like to welcome stockholders and others who are listening to this meeting via live webcast. I’m sure there are many. Everyone should have received meeting agenda as well as set of procedures for today’s meeting. We’ll start the meeting by considering the proposals that we described in our proxy statement. The votes will be followed by my presentation regarding our business, and finally we’ll open the floor to your questions after we close the webcast. It might be grateful if people would hold their business related questions and answers for the question-and-answer period at that time.
Before we get to the proposals, I’m delighted to introduce the members of our Board of Directors and our Officers, who are here at the meeting, and I would like to ask each person who I introduce to stand as I introduce you. And beginning in alphabetical order, our Board of Directors, Tom Craig, thank you Tom; Bill End, thank you Bill; Rebecca Henderson, thank you Rebecca; Barry Johnson, thank you Barry; Brian McKeon; forgot Bob Murray, here Bob Murray, got it right away here and Joe Vumbacco.