Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE)
Barclays Back-To-School Conference Call
September 06, 2012, 12:45 pm ET
John Brock - CEO
Bill Douglas - CFO
Okay good afternoon. We are very pleased to have with us John Brock, the CEO of Coca-Coal Enterprises; the Chief Financial Officer, Bill Douglas and Thor Erickson of Investor Relations. We hope to hear some news about the company’s progress with the transformational acquisition that they made with Coke some years ago and see exactly how the company has performed over the years. And certainly in more recent times have managed rather prudently, through very difficult times and poor weather. We look forward to hearing the read of the latest trends in Europe and their vision for the business going forward. With that, I will hand it over to Don.
Thank you very much and good afternoon everyone. We’re pleased to be with you today to provide an overview of Coca-Cola Enterprises, our long-term outlook and objectives and then to answer any questions you may have. Joining me today are Bill Douglas, our Chief Financial Officer who will discuss some of our financial highlights later and Thor Erickson, Vice President of Investor Relations.
Before we begin, I would like to ask you to take a look at the slide because our presentation will contain forward-looking comments that should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary language and our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent SEC filings and a copy of this information is available on our website. As you may know, Coca-Cola Enterprises is the pre-imminent Coca-Cola bottler in Western Europe and one of Coca-Cola’s largest global bottling partners.