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Tellabs Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

I'd also like to remind you that this presentation contains forward-looking statements about future results, performance and achievements, financial and otherwise. These statements reflect management's current expectations, estimates and assumptions. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Tellabs' actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different. A discussion of the factors that may affect Tellabs' future results are contained in Tellabs' most recent SEC filings.

The forward-looking statements made in this presentation are being made as of the time and date of its live presentation. If the presentation is reviewed after the time and date of its live presentation, it may not contain current or accurate information. Tellabs disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement based on new information, future events or otherwise.

This presentation may also include some non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measures and GAAP financial measures can be found at tellabs.com and in our SEC filings.

At this time, I'll turn the call over to Mike.

Michael J. Birck

Good morning, folks. You haven't heard from me on one of these quarterly investor calls for quite some time. The reason for my presence this morning is a sad one, undoubtedly known to all of you. Early this month, our CEO, Rob Pullen, lost his battle with colon cancer. This is a sad time for Tellabs as we deal with the consequences of Rob's passing and the challenges of a troubled industry.

First, my personal thanks towards everyone who called or wrote to express sorrow at Rob's death. I know that many of you knew Rob personally and are as saddened as we at this turn of events. But we must go forward and there is much work to do. Tellabs' Board of Directors, together with the executive team, is focusing on the future and our customers and stockholders.

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