Koppers Holdings, Inc. (KOP) Q1 2010 Earnings Call May 6, 2010 11:00 am ET Executives Mike Snyder - Director of IR Walt Turner - President and CEO Brian McCurrie - VP Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals and Acting CFO Analysts Kristen McDuffy - Goldman Sachs Lucy Watson - Jefferies Steve Schwartz - First Analysis Saul Ludwig - Northcoast Research Chris Shaw Rick Meena - Jacob Consultancy PresentationOperator
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Koppers Holdings first quarter 2010 earnings call on the 6th of May, 2010. Throughout today's recorded presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator instructions) I will now hand the conference over to Michael Snyder. Please go ahead, sir. Michael Snyder Good morning, everyone. Welcome to our first quarter conference call. My name is Mike Snyder and I am the Director of Investor Relations for Koppers. At this time, each of you should have received a copy of our press release. If you haven’t, one is available on our website or else you can call Rose Salinsky at 412-227-2444 and we can either fax or e-mail you a copy. Before we get started, I’d like to remind all of you that certain comments made during this conference call maybe characterized as forward-looking under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements maybe affected by certain risks and uncertainties, including risks described in the company’s filings with the SEC. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included in the company’s comments, you should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation that its objectives, plans, and projected results will be achieved. The company’s actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking statements.