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Baxter International Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Baxter International (BAX)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 19, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Mary Kay Ladone - Vice President of Investor Relations

Robert L. Parkinson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Robert J. Hombach - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President

Norbert G. Riedel - Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President

Analysts

David H. Roman - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Michael N. Weinstein - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

David R. Lewis - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Rajeev Jashnani - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Robert A. Hopkins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Lawrence S. Keusch - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Matthew S. Miksic - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Kristen M. Stewart - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Baxter International's Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded by Baxter and is copyrighted material. It cannot be recorded or rebroadcast without Baxter's permission. If you have any objections, please disconnect at this time.

I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Mary Kay Ladone, Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations, at Baxter International. Ms. Ladone, you may begin.

Mary Kay Ladone

Thanks, Kevin, and good morning, everyone, and welcome to our Q2 2012 earnings conference call. Joining me today are Bob Parkinson, CEO and Chairman of Baxter International; Bob Hombach, Chief Financial Officer; and Dr. Norbert Riedel, Chief Science and Innovation Officer.

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