Mercer International (MERC) Q2 2010 Earnings Call August 4, 2010 10:00 a.m. ET Executives Alexandra Tramont – Financial Dynamics (FD) David Gandossi – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Jimmy Lee – President and Chairman Analysts Bill Hoffman – RBC Capital Markets Amil Schiaffino – Cantor Fitzgerald Richard Kus - Jefferies Andrew Shapiro – Lawndale Capital Peter Ehret - Invesco DeForest Hinman – Walthausen & Company Jonathan [unintelligible] - CIVC Christopher S. Dechiario - ISI Capital Rick Sherman – Oppenheimer Phillip Wirtz – Odeon Capital Group [unintelligible] Goldman - Catalyst David Shapiro – Aegis Financial Paul Quinn - RBC Capital Markets Sven Karlen - Wells Fargo Advisors Scott [unintelligible] - Lawndale Capital PresentationOperator
At this time I would like to welcome everyone to the Mercer International second quarter 2010 earnings conference call. [Operator instructions.] I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Alexandra Tramont of FD. Ma’am, you may begin your conference. Alexandra Tramont – Financial Dynamics (FD) Good morning and welcome to the Mercer International 2010 second quarter earnings conference call. Management will begin with formal remarks after which we will take your questions. Please note that in this morning’s conference call, management will make forward looking statements that were made in the press release. According to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, I would like to call your attention to the risks related to these statements, which are more fully described in the press release and with the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.