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The Interpublic Group Of Companies Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Jerome J. Leshne - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Michael I. Roth - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee

Frank Mergenthaler - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Alexia S. Quadrani - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

David Bank - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

John Janedis - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Matthew Chesler - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Benjamin Swinburne - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Peter Stabler - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Matthew Walker - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

Daniel Salmon - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Michael Nathanson - Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Tim Nollen - Macquarie Research

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the Interpublic Group Second Quarter and First Half 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] This conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. I would now like to introduce Mr. Jerry Leshne, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Sir you may begin.

Jerome J. Leshne

Good morning, and thank you for joining us. Thank you as well for your patience this morning as the release was behind schedule due to problems at our service provider. But we have posted our earnings release and our slide presentation on our website, interpublic.com, and we'll refer to both in the course of this call.

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