OM Group, Inc. (OMG) Q2 2011 Earnings Call August 4, 2011, 10:00 am ET Executives Troy Dewar - Director, Investor Relations Joe Scaminace - Chairman & CEO Ken Haber - CFO Steve Dunmead - VP and General Manager, Specialties Group Analysts Mike Harrison - First Analysis Securities Saul Ludwig - Northcoast Research Rosemarie Morbelli - Ingalls & Snyder PresentationOperator
Good morning. My name is Ryan and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the second quarter 2011 results conference call. All lines have been placed on mute in order to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Thank you. Troy Dewar, Director of Investor Relations, you may begin the conference. Troy Dewar Thank you, Ryan, and welcome everyone to our review of OM Group’s 2011second quarter results. Joining me this morning are Joe Scaminace, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Ken Haber, Chief Financial Officer; Steve Dunmead, Vice President and General Manager of Specialties and Greg Griffith, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Development and Investor Relations. A copy of the press release we issued earlier this morning as well as the presentation materials that accompany our discussion can be found on the Investor Relations portion of our website at investor.omgi.com. During the course of this call, we will be discussing certain non-GAAP financial measures. I’ll refer you to the company presentation materials for the reconciliation of those measures to GAAP financial measures. Comments made this morning by any of the participants on the call may include forward-looking statements based upon specific assumptions and subject to uncertainties and factors, which are difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. A more complete disclosure regarding forward-looking statements can be found at the bottom of our press release or in our Form 10-K and apply to this call.