Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT)
Agreement to Acquire Royal Purple Conference Call
June 8, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET
Jennifer Straumins - President and Chief Operating Officer
Pat Murray - Chief Financial Officer
Cory Garcia - Raymond James
Aaron Whiteman - Appaloosa Management
Eric Seeve - GoldenTree
Peter Madsen - Drakkar Capital
Randy Rochman - West Family Investments
Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Announces Agreement to Acquire Royal Purple Conference Call. My name is Pam and I will be your operator for today. At this time all participants are in listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Jennifer Straumins, President and Chief Operating Officer. Please proceed.
Thank you, operator. Good morning and welcome to the Calumet Specialty Products Partners’ investors call to discuss the Royal Purple acquisition. During this call Calumet Specialty Products Partners will be referred to as the partnership or Calumet. Also joining me on this call is Pat Murray, our CFO. Following the presentation we will hold the line open for a question-and-answer session.
During the course of this call we will make various forward-looking statements, such statements are based on the beliefs of the management as well as assumptions made by them and in each case based on the information currently available to them. Although our management believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, neither the partnership, it’s general partner, nor our management can provide any assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Please refer to the partnership’s press release that was issued on June 6, as well as our latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a list of factors that may affect our actual results and could cause them to differ from our forward-looking statements made on this call. Additionally, please refer to the investor relations section of our website for the slides associated with this presentation.