The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP) Q2 2010 Earnings Call Transcript July 23, 2010 8:30 am ET Executives Don Rubin – SVP, IR Terry McGraw – Chairman, President and CEO Bob Bahash – EVP and CFO Analysts Brian Shipman – Jefferies Sloan Bohlen – Goldman Sachs Craig Huber – Access 342 Peter Appert – Piper Jaffray Michael Meltz – JPMorgan William Bird – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Doug Arthur – Evercore Ed Atorino – Benchmark PresentationOperator
Good morning and welcome to The McGraw-Hill Companies second quarter 2010 earnings call. I’d like to inform you the call is being recorded for broadcast and that all participants are on a listen-only mode. We will open the conference to questions-and-answers after the presentation and instructions will follow at that time. To access the webcast and slides, go to www.mcgraw-hill.com, and click on the link for the Earnings Announcement Conference Call. At the bottom of the webcast page are three links. If you are listening by telephone, please select the first link for slides only. For both slides and audio via webcast, select either Windows Media or Real Player. (Operator instructions) I would now like to introduce Donald Rubin, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for The McGraw-Hill Companies. Sir, you may begin. Don Rubin Thank you and good morning. I am pleased to have everyone joining us this morning for the McGraw-Hill Companies second quarter 2010 earnings call. I’m Donald Rubin, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for The McGraw-Hill Companies. With me this morning are Harold McGraw, III, Chairman, President and CEO; and Robert Bahash, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.