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August 02, 2012 8:00 am ET
Vincent A. Forlenza - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
David V. Elkins - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Tom Polen - President
William A. Kozy - Executive Vice President
Amit Bhalla - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Jon Davis Wood - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
David R. Lewis - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Kristen M. Stewart - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division
Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research
Michael N. Weinstein - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Brian Weinstein - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division
Doug Schenkel - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division
Jonathan J. Palmer - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division
William R. Quirk - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Jeffrey Frelick - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division
Eric Criscuolo - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division
Hello, and welcome to BD's Third Fiscal Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. At the request of BD, today's call is being recorded. It will be available for replay through August 9, 2012, on the Investors page of the bd.com website or by phone at (800) 585-8367 for domestic calls and (404) 537-3406 for international calls, using conference ID 96886040.
[Operator Instructions] Beginning today's call is Ms. Monique Dolecki. Ms. Dolecki, you may begin.
Thank you, Jackie. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us to review our third fiscal quarter results. As we referenced in our press release, we are presenting a set of slides to accompany our remarks on this call. The presentation is posted on the Investor Relations page of our website at bd.com.