Ecolab (ECL) Q2 2010 Earnings Call July 27, 2010 1:00 pm ET Executives Douglas Baker - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Michael Monahan - VP of External Relations Analysts Mark Gulley - Soleil Securities Group, Inc. Steven McNeil Rosemarie Morbelli - Ingalls & Snyder LLC David Ridley-Lane - BofA Merrill Lynch Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. John McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG Michael Harrison - First Analysis Richard O'Reilly - S&P Equity Research Edward Yang - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. John Roberts - Buckingham Research Associations Laurence Alexander - Jefferies & Company, Inc. Nathan Brochmann - William Blair & Company L.L.C. Gary Bisbee - Barclays Capital Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc PresentationOperator
Welcome to the Ecolab Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Now I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Michael Monahan, Vice President, External Relations. Sir, you may begin. Michael Monahan Thank you. Hello, everyone, and welcome to Ecolab's second quarter conference call. With me today is Doug Baker, Ecolab's Chairman, President and CEO. A copy of our earnings release and the slides referenced on this teleconference are available at Ecolab's website at ecolab.com/investor. Please take a moment to read the cautionary statement in Slide 2, stating this teleconference and the slides include estimates of future performance. These are forward-looking statements and actual results could differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are described in the section of our most recent Form 10-K under item 1A, Risk Factors, in our second quarter earnings release and in Slide 2. We also refer you to the supplemental diluted earnings per share information that is also in the release.