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July 25, 2012 5:00 pm ET
Timothy M. Ring - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee
Christopher S. Holland - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
John H. Weiland - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
John A. DeFord - Senior Vice President of Science, Technology & Clinical Affairs
Jonathan J. Palmer - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
Lawrence S. Keusch - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division
Matthew Taylor - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Michael N. Weinstein - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Robert A. Hopkins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
David R. Lewis - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Matthew J. Dodds - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Topher Orr - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Thomas J. Gunderson - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Kristen M. Stewart - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Matthew O'Brien - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Michael Matson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division
Joanne K. Wuensch - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Joshua T. Jennings - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the C. R. Bard, Inc. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded and will be available for future on-demand replay through Bard's website.
Today's presentation will be hosted by Timothy M. Ring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; along with John H. Weiland, President and Chief Operating Officer; Christopher S. Holland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and John A. DeFord, Senior Vice President, Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs. Also in attendance today is Todd W. Garner, Vice President, Investor Relations.