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July 19, 2012 10:00 am ET
Leslie H. Kratcoski - Vice President of Investor Relations
Nicholas T. Pinchuk - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Aldo J. Pagliari - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Michael J. Wherley - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division
Dax Vlassis - Gates Capital Management, Inc.
Gary F. Prestopino - Barrington Research Associates, Inc., Research Division
Richard J. Hilgert - Morningstar Inc., Research Division
Emily Schwarz - Moody's Corporation, Research Division
Welcome to the Snap-on Inc. 2012 Second Quarter Results Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Leslie Kratcoski, Vice President, Investor Relations.
Leslie H. Kratcoski
Thanks, Rica, and good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us today to review Snap-on's second quarter 2012 results, which are detailed in our press release issued earlier this morning. We have on the call today Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on's Chief Executive Officer; and Aldo Pagliari, Snap-on's Chief Financial Officer. Nick will kick-off our call this morning with his perspective on our performance. Aldo will then provide a more detailed review of our financial results. After Nick provides closing thoughts, we'll take your questions.
As usual, we have provided slides to supplement our discussion. You can find a copy of these slides on our website next to the audio icon for this call. These slides will be archived on our website along with the transcript of today's call. Any statements made during this call relative to management's expectations, estimates or beliefs or otherwise state management's or the company's outlook, plans or projections are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ materially from those made in such statements. Additional information and the factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are contained in our SEC filings.