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August 02, 2012 10:00 am ET
Susan Vassallo - Vice President of Corporate Communications
Stanley M. Bergman - Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steven Paladino - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Director
Glen J. Santangelo - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Robert P. Jones - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Lawrence C. Marsh - Barclays Capital, Research Division
Jeffrey D. Johnson - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Henry Schein Second Quarter Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host for today's call, Susan Vassallo, Henry Schein's Vice President of Corporate Communications. Please go ahead, Susan.
Thank you, operator, and my thanks to each of you for joining us to discuss Henry Schein's second quarter results. With me this morning are Stanley Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein; and Steven Paladino, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Before we begin, I would like to state that certain comments made during this call will include information that is forward-looking. As you know, risks and uncertainties involved in the company’s business may affect the matters referred to in forward-looking statements. As a result, the company's performance may differ from those expressed in, or indicated by, such forward-looking statements. Also, these forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in Henry Schein's Securities and Exchange Commission filing.