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Okay. Hello. Enterprises. Very happy to have John Brock and Bill Douglas back at the conference this year. You guys are more than welcome to stay. And without further ado, I hand it over to the team. Thanks.
Thanks everyone. Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be here with you today to talk a little bit about Coca-Cola Enterprises including our goals, our objectives and the answer to your questions. Joining me today are Bill Douglas, who is our Chief Financial Officer; and Thor Erickson, who is Vice President of Investor Relations.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you to take a look at our forward-looking comments because all of our comments should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary language in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent SEC filings. A copy of this info is available on our website at www.cokecce.com.
As most of you know, in October 2010, we completed a transaction with the Coca-Cola Company that transformed Coca-Cola Enterprises and into the company we are today, as we sold our entire North American business and we acquired the Coca-Cola Company’s bottling businesses in both Norway and Sweden.
This created a new CCE that today is the preeminent Western European Coca-Cola bottler and one of Coca-Cola Company’s largest bottling partners. In the process, good news, we unlock significant shareowner value. And we established a company that’s clearly focused on driving growth and creating value.