So our Executive Officers are also here today and I’d like to ask each of them to stand as they are introduced. Bill Brown, Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer; Merilee Raines, our Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Conan Deady, our Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; Dan Meyaard, Corporate Vice President and Head of Worldwide Operations, and I thank Dan and his team for the managing logistics of this meeting, Ali Naqui, Corporate Vice President and Head of International and Commercial Operations; Jim Polewaczyk, Corporate Vice President and Head of our Rapid Assay, Digital and Telemedicine businesses; Johnny Powers, Corporate Vice President, Head of IDEXX Reference Laboratories business; Giovani Twigge, Corporate Vice President and the Head of Human Resources; and Michael Williams, Corporate Vice President and Head of our Instrument Diagnostics businesses. We also have representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers are here today, and will be available for your questions. Here from PWC are Kevin Burney, thank you, Kevin; Kenneth Richardson, and John Charters. Thank you, Ken and John.
Okay, now I’ll turn the meeting over to Conan Deady who will conduct the formal part of the meeting and after that, I’ll give a presentation regarding our business, and then following that presentation the webcast portion of the meeting will conclude and at the end of the meeting our officers and I will be available to answer questions. Conan, please.
Conan R. Deady
Thanks, John. Good morning, we have three matters to be voted upon today. The first thing we need to do is to confirm that we have a quorum; I received an affidavit from our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, certifying that the notice of annual meeting we sent all stockholders a record as of March 12, 2012. The affidavit and the list of stockholders entitled to vote at this meeting are available for inspection by any stockholder. As always, we have a representative from American Stock Transfer & Trust Company here today at the meeting. This year, Ted Wiener has been appointed to act as inspector of election.