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June 27, 2012 8:00 am ET
Joyce L. Brooks - Vice President of Investor Relations and Member of Investment Committee
Alan D. Wilson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Gordon M. Stetz - Director and Chairman of Investment Committee
Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Thilo Wrede - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Akshay S. Jagdale - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Christopher Growe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division
Eric R. Katzman - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Ann H. Gurkin - Davenport & Company, LLC, Research Division
Mitchell B. Pinheiro - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division
Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division
PresentationJoyce L. Brooks
Good morning. This is Joyce Brooks, McCormick's Vice President of Investor Relations. Thank you for joining today's call to review the company's second quarter financial results and 2012 outlook.
We have posted a set of slides to accompany today's call at our website, ir.mccormick.com. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, the conference is being recorded.
With me on today's call are Al Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO; and Gordon Stetz, Executive Vice President and CFO. Mike Smith, formerly Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations, who participated in our past 2 calls, recently accepted the role of CFO of our EMEA region and is in the process of relocating to U.K. Our remarks this morning will be brief so that we have time for your questions and can start to wrap up around 8:50 a.m., allowing time for those who plan to join the General Mills call at 9 a.m.