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July 19, 2012 09:00 AM ET
Timothy Donahue - EVP & CFO
John Conway - President & CEO
Philip Ng - Jefferies
Phil Gresh - JPMC
Matt Wooten - Robert W. Baird
Mark Wilde - Deustche Bank
George Staphos - Banc of America/Merrill Lynch
Al Kabili - Credit Suisse
Alex Ovshey - Goldman Sachs
Chip Dillon - Vertical Research Partners
Chris Manuel - Wells Fargo Securities
Adam Josephson - KeyBank
Scott Gaffner - Barclays
Todd Wenning – Morningstar
Good morning and welcome to the Crown Holdings Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions). I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Timothy Donahue, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Donahue you may begin.
Thank you Shirley and good morning everyone. Welcome to Crown Holdings second quarter 2012 conference call. With me on the call today are John Conway, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Tom Kelly, Senior Vice President, Finance.
Before we begin, I would like to point out that on this call, as in the earnings release, we will be making a number of forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially from such statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to vary is contained in the press release and in our SEC filings, including comments in the section titled Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in Form 10-K for 2011 and in subsequent filings.