Albemarle Corporation ( ALB) Q3 2011 Earnings Conference Call October 25, 2011 11:00 AM ET Executives Luke Kissam – President John Steitz – COO Scott Tozier – CFO Lorin Crenshaw – Director, IR and Communications Analysts Alex [ph] – Bank of America P J Juvekar – Citi David Begleiter – Deutsche Bank Steve Schwartz – First Analysis Jeff Zakauskas – JPMorgan Robert Koort – Goldman Sachs Laurence Alexander – Jefferies & Co. Mike Sison – Keybanc Capital Markets Edward Yang – Oppenheimer & Co. PresentationOperator
Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the third quarter 2011 Albemarle Corporation earnings conference call. My name is Feb [ph] and I’ll be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question and answer session. If at any time you require operator assistance, please press star followed by zero and we will be happy to assist you. As a reminder this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Lorin Crenshaw, Director of Investor Relations and Communications. Please proceed. Lorin Crenshaw Thanks Feb [ph], and welcome everyone to Albemarle’s Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. Our earnings are released after the close yesterday, and you’ll find our press release earnings presentation and non-GAPP reconciliations posted on our website under the investor section as Albemarle.com. Joining me on the call today, are Luke Kissan, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Steitz, Chief Operating Officer, and Scott Tozier, Chief Financial Officer. As a reminder, some of the matters discussed during the call may include forward looking statements as defined in the private securities litigations reformat of 1995.