Joining me on today's call are Art Winkleblack, Executive Vice President and CFO; and Ed McMenamin, Senior Vice President, Finance.
Before we begin with our prepared remarks, please refer to the forward-looking statement currently displayed. This is also available in this morning's earnings release and in our most recent SEC filings.
To summarize, during our presentation, we may make forward-looking statements about our business that are intended to assist you in understanding the company and its results. We ask you to refer to our April 29, 2012 Form 10-K and today's press release, which list some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in these statements. Heinz undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by securities laws.
We may also use non-GAAP financial measures in our presentation as the company believes such measures allow for consistent period-to-period comparison of the business. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures are available in the company's earnings release today and on our website at heinz.com. Our complete financial highlights pages or stat pages are now available on the Investor Relations section of heinz.com towards the bottom of the page. Please note, we plan to file our first quarter 10-Q later today.Finally, we'd like to request that you limit your questions during the Q&A session to one single-part question in order to ensure adequate time for all of who wish to participate and to ensure we end the call timely. Now with the formalities out of the way, let me turn the call over to Art Winkleblack. Art? Arthur B. Winkleblack Thanks, Meg. Good morning, everyone. Today, we're pleased to take you through our first quarter performance, which marks a great start to fiscal 2013.
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