The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
July 26, 2012 8:30 am ET
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
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
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.