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July 24, 2012 10:00 am ET
Joseph Lovechio - Senior Director of Investor Relations
Jeff M. Fettig - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Marc Bitzer - President of Whirlpool - North America
Michael A. Todman - Director and President of Whirlpool International Operations
Larry M. Venturelli - Chief Financial Officer
David S. MacGregor - Longbow Research LLC
Sam Darkatsh - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division
Kenneth R. Zener - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Michael Rehaut - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Joshua Pollard - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Good morning, and welcome to Whirlpool Corporation's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Call. Today's call is being recorded. For opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to Senior Director of Investor Relations, Joe Lovechio.
Thank you and good morning. Welcome to the Whirlpool Corporation Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Joining me today are Jeff Fettig, our Chairman and CEO; Mike Todman, President of Whirlpool International; Marc Bitzer, President of Whirlpool North America; and Larry Venturelli, our Chief Financial Officer. Our remarks today track with the presentation available on the Investors section of our website at whirlpoolcorp.com.
Before we begin, let me remind you that as we conduct this call, we will be making forward-looking statements to assist you in understanding Whirlpool Corporation's future expectations. Our actual results could differ materially from these statements due to many factors discussed in our latest 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q, as well as in the Appendix of this presentation.