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July 26, 2012 11:00 am ET
Bina H. Thompson - Former Vice President of Investor Relations
Ian M. Cook - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Nik Modi - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Dara W. Mohsenian - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Caroline S. Levy - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Alice Beebe Longley - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated
Javier Escalante - Consumer Edge Research, LLC
Joseph Altobello - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division
Joe Lachky - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Lauren R. Lieberman - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Constance Marie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division
Linda Bolton-Weiser - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division
Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division
Jon Andersen - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Good day, and welcome to today's Colgate-Palmolive Company's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded and is being simulcast live at www.colgatepalmolive.com. [Operator Instructions] At this time, for opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Bina Thompson. Please go ahead, ma'am.
Bina H. Thompson
Ian Cook, Chairman, President and CEO; Dennis Hickey, CFO; Victoria Dolan, Corporate Controller; and Elaine Paik, Treasurer.
This conference call will include forward-looking statements, and these statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from these statements. For information about certain factors that could cause such differences, investors should consult our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on our website, including the information set forth under the captions Risk Factors and Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements.