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July 26, 2012 9:00 am ET
Alison Cornell - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President
Joseph L. Herring - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
William E. Klitgaard - Chief Information Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Treasurer
John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Timothy C. Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Stephan Stewart - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Gregory T. Bolan - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division
Ross Muken - ISI Group Inc., Research Division
Andrew Schenker - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Garen Sarafian - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
David H. Windley - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Todd Van Fleet - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division
Stephen S. Unger - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division
Lauren Migliore - Morningstar Inc., Research Division
Douglas D. Tsao - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Covance Second Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call. This call is being recorded.
At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Paul Surdez.
Please go ahead, sir.
Good morning, and thank for joining us for Covance's second quarter 2012 earnings teleconference and webcast. Today, Joe Herring, Covance's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Alison Cornell, Covance's Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting our second quarter financial results. Following their opening comments, we will host a Q&A session.
In addition, the press release, 20 slides corresponding to our prepared comments are available on our website at www.covance.com.