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July 24, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Jon Puckett – VP, IR
Mark Rohr – Chairman and CEO
Doug Madden – COO
Steve Sterin – SVP and CFO
Laurence Alexander – Jefferies
Duffy Fischer – Barclays
Kevin McCarthy – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Nils Wallin – CLSA
David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank
John McNulty – Credit Suisse
Mike Ritzenthaler – Piper Jaffray
Bob Koort – Goldman Sachs
Edlain Rodriguez – Lazard Capital
Hassan Ahmed – Alembic Global
Sabina Chatterjee – Wells Fargo
PJ Juvekar – Citi
Gregg Goodnight – UBS
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Celanese Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we’ll conduct a question and answer. (Operator Instructions). As a reminder, this conference call may be recorded.
I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Jon Puckett, Vice President, Investor Relations.
Thank you, Saeed. Welcome everyone to the Celanese Corporation’s Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call. Please note that no portion of this presentation maybe rebroadcast or reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of Celanese.
My name is Jon Puckett. I’m Vice President of Investor Relations here at Celanese. Also on the call today are Mark Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Steven Sterin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Doug Madden, Chief Operating Officer; and Mark Oberle, Senior Vice President and Corporate Affairs. Mark Rohr will make some brief comments on the quarter, and then we will spend the remainder of the call answering your questions.