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Graphic Packaging Holding Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Kevin Crum

David W. Scheible - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Daniel J. Blount - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

Alex Ovshey Ovshey - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Philip Ng - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Phil M. Gresh - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Matthew R. Wooten - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Graphic Packaging Holding Company Second Quarter Earnings Call. I would like to now introduce the conference, Assistant Treasurer, Kevin Crum. Mr. Crum, go ahead.

Kevin Crum

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Graphic Packaging Holding Company's second quarter 2012 earnings call. Commenting on results this morning are David Scheible, the company's President and CEO; and Dan Blount, Senior Vice President and CFO. To help you follow along with today's call, we have provided a slide presentation, which can be accessed by clicking on the Q2 earnings webcast link on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.graphicpkg.com.

I would like to remind everyone that statements of our expectations in this call constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements including, but not limited to, statements relating to the effect of business combinations, completion of the Macon biomass boiler project, raw material inflation costs, consumer demand and pricing trends, capital expenditures, cash pension contributions and pension expense, depreciation and amortization, interest expense, income tax rates, debt and leverage reductions, performance improvements and cost reduction initiatives, are based on currently available information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's present expectations. These risks include, but are not limited to, the company's substantial amount of debt, volatility in raw material and energy costs, cutbacks in consumer spending that reduce demand for the company's products, continuing pressure for lower cost products and the company's ability to implement its business strategies, including productivity initiatives and cost reduction plans. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, as such statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Additional information regarding these and other risks is contained in the company's periodic filings with the SEC. David, I'll turn it over to you.

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