GrafTech International Inc. ( GTI)

Q4 2010 Earnings Conference Call

February 24, 2011, 11:00 am ET


Kelly Taylor – Director, IR

Craig Shular – Chairman, President & CEO

Mark Widmar – CFO


Luke Folta – Longbow Research

Ian Zaffino – Oppenheimer & Co.

Eric Glover – Canaccord

Mark Parr – KeyBanc Capital

Ray Rund – Shaker Investments

Charles Bradford – Bradford Research



My name is Tia and I’ll be the conference operator today. At this time, I’d like to welcome everyone to the GrafTech Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions)

At this time I’d like to turn the conference over to Ms. Kelly Taylor. Ma’am, you may begin.

Kelly Taylor

Thank you, Tia. Good morning and welcome to GrafTech International’s Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2010 Conference Call. On the call today is GrafTech’s Chief Executive Officer, Craig Shular, and our Chief Financial Officer, Mark Widmar.

We issued our earnings release this morning. If you didn’t receive a copy please contact Marie Nor at 216-676-2160 and she’ll be happy to fax or e-mail a copy to you.

As a reminder, some of the matters discussed during this call may include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Please note the cautionary language about our forward-looking statements contained in our press release. That same language applies to this call.

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