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September 4, 2012 9:00 am ET
Larry Pope – President, Chief Executive Officer
Bo Manly – Chief Financial Officer
Keira Lombardo – Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications
Farha Aslam – Stephens Inc.
Ken Zaslow – Bank of Montreal
Christine McCracken – Cleveland Research
Brett Hundley – BB&T Capital Markets
Diane Geissler – CLSA
Akshay Jagdale – Keybanc
Robert Moskow – Credit Suisse
Vincent Andrews – Morgan Stanley
Ryan Oksenhendler – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tim Tiberio – Miller Tabak
Reza Vahabzadeh – Barclays
Carla Casella – JP Morgan
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Smithfield Foods Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings call. For the conference, all participants are in a listen-only mode. There will be an opportunity for your questions. Instructions will be given at that time. If you need any assistance during the call, please press star then zero. As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded.
With that being said, I’ll turn the conference now to Ms. Keira Lombardo. Please go ahead.
Good morning. Welcome to the conference call to discuss Smithfield Foods’ Fiscal 2013 First Quarter results. We would like to caution you that in today’s call there may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. In light of the risks and uncertainties involved, we encourage you to read the forward-looking information section of the Company’s 10-K for fiscal year 2012. You can access the 10K and our press release on our website at Smithfieldfoods.com.