Call End: CR Bard Inc. (BCR) Q2 2010 Earnings Call July 22, 2010 17:00 am ET Executives Timothy M. Ring - Chairman and CEO John H. Weiland - President and COO Todd C. Schermerhorn - SVP and CFO John A. DeFord - SVP - Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs Eric J. Shick - VP, IR Analysts Rick Wise - Leerink Swann Mike Weinstein - JPMorgan Joanne Wuensch - BMO Capital Markets Tom Gunderson - Piper Jaffray Michael Matson – Wells Fargo Securities Bob Hopkins -Bank of America Kristen Stewart - Deutsche Bank Larry Keusch - Morgan Keegan Gregory Hertz - Citi Bob Goldman - C.L. King Douglas Tsao - Barclays Capital Tom Kouchoukos - Stifel Nicolaus PresentationOperator
Welcome to the C. R. Bard, Incorporated Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded and will be available for future on-demand replay through the Bard website. Today's presentation will be hosted by Timothy M. Ring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer along with John H. Weiland, President and Chief Operating Officer, Todd C. Schermerhorn, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and John A. DeFord, Senior Vice President - Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs. Also in attendance today is Eric J. Shick, Vice President, Investor Relations. Today, Bard's management will discuss some forward-looking statements, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties. Please refer to the cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information in Bard's March 31, 2010 10-Q, and the information under the caption Risk Factors in the company's 2009 10-K and first quarter 10-Q, including disclosure of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied.