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July 31, 2012 8:00 am ET
Gregory A. Riddle - Director of Investor Relations
James P. Rogers - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Curtis E. Espeland - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Edlain S. Rodriguez - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division
Duffy Fischer - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Frank J. Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Nils-Bertil Wallin - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Eastman Chemical Company Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference Call. Just a reminder, today's conference is being recorded. This call is also being broadcast live on Eastman's website, www.eastman.com.
We will now turn the call over, for opening remarks and introductions to Mr. Greg Riddle of Eastman Chemical Companies Investor Relations. Greg, please go ahead.
Gregory A. Riddle
Okay. Thank you, Debbie, and good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us. On the call with me today are Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO; Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Fernando Subijana, Manager of Investor Relations.
Before we begin, I'll cover 2 items. First, during this presentation, you will hear certain forward-looking statements concerning our plans and expectations. Actual results could differ materially from our plans and expectations. Certain factors related to future expectations are or will be detailed in the company's second quarter 2012 financial results news release and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the form 10-K filed for full year 2011 and the form 10-Q to be filed for second quarter 2012.