SGS SA (SGSOY.PK) Q2 2010 Earnings Call Transcript July 15, 2010 8:30 am ET Executives Chris Kirk – CEO Geraldine Matchett – CFO Peter Hart – Managing Director, New Zealand Frankie Ng – EVP, Consumer Testing Services Fred Herren – EVP, Automotive & Government & Institutions Services Analysts Toby Reeks – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Kellie McAvoy – JPMorgan Jessica Flounders – Morgan Stanley Caroline Price – Caprice Management Limited Laurent Brunelle – Exane BNP Paribas Ian Lager [ph] – Franklin [ph] Nils Engel – BZ Bank PresentationOperator
Good morning or good afternoon. I am Laura, the conference call operator for this conference. Welcome to the SGS 2010 half year results conference call and live webcast. Please note that for the duration of the presentation all participants will be in listen-only mode and the conference is being recorded. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator instructions) This call must not be recorded for publication or broadcast. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Chris Kirk, Chief Executive Officer in Geneva. You will now be joined into the conference room. Thank you. Chris Kirk Good afternoon. Nice to see you all here instead of just being in Basel. First things first, we recently conducted a survey, a perception study amongst many of you and the financial press as well. For those of you, who participated, thank very much. It’s been a very revealing set of responses we got. What we are trying to do now is to use some of the suggestions you have made. Many of you suggested that we should produce quarterly results, we are not going to do that just yet, but we are going to use some of the suggestions.