Covidien Ltd. (COV) F3Q10 (Qtr End 6/30/10) Earnings Call July 29, 2010 8:30 am ET Executives Rich Meelia - Chairman, President and CEO Chuck Dockendorff - EVP and CFO Cole Lannum - VP of IR Analysts Kim – JPMorgan Mike Weinstein – JP Morgan Bob Hopkins - Banc of America Rick Wise – Swanson David Lewis - Morgan Stanley Matthew Dodds – Citigroup Adam Feinstein - Barclays Capital Sam Gunderson – Piper Jeffrey David Roman - Goldman Sachs Michael Matson – Wells Fargo Securities Joanne Wuensch - BMO Capital Markets Christian Store – Deutsche Bank Josh Jennings – Jeffries & Co. Jason Bedford - Raymond James Larry Keusch - Morgan Keegan Thomas Kouchoukos – Stifel Nicolaus PresentationOperator
Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to the Third Quarter 2010 Covidien Earnings Conference Call. My name is Janada and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer question. (Operator Instructions) I would know like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Cole Lannum, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please proceed. Cole Lannum Thanks, Janada. And good morning, everyone. With me today are Rich Meelia, Covidien’s Chairman, President and CEO; and Chuck Dockendorff, our Chief Financial Officer. The press release with details of our third quarter results is issued earlier this morning and is available on our website and on the news wires. During today’s call, we’ll make some forward-looking statements and it’s possible that actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Please refer to the precautionary statements contained in our SEC filings for a more detailed explanation of the inherent limitations of such forward-looking statements.