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August 1, 2012 2:00 pm ET
Erica McLaughlin – Vice President, Investor Relations
Patrick M. Prevost – President and Chief Executive Officer
Eduardo E. Cordeiro – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David A. Miller – Executive Vice President and General Manager, Core Segment and General Manager, Americas Region
Sean D. Keohane – Senior Vice President and General Manager, Performance Segment
Ivan M. Marcuse – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Saul H. Ludwig – Northcoast Research Partners LLC
John E. Roberts – Buckingham Research Group, Inc.
Lucy K. Watson – Jefferies & Co., Inc.
Jeffrey Zekauskas – JPMorgan
David I. Begleiter – Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Christopher W. Butler – Sidoti & Co. LLC
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Quarter Three 2012 Cabot Earnings Conference Call. My name is Sharon and I’ll be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session towards the end of this conference. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes.
I would like to turn the call over to Ms. Erica McLaughlin, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Thank you, Sharon. Good afternoon. I’d like to welcome you to the Cabot Corporation earnings teleconference. Here this afternoon are Patrick Prevost, Cabot’s President and CEO; Eddie Cordeiro, Cabot’s Chief Financial Officer; Dave Miller, General Manager of the Core Segment; Sean Keohane, General Manager of the Performance Segment; Fred von Gottberg, General Manager of the New Business Segment; Jim Kelly, Corporate Controller; and Brian Berube, our General Counsel.