The Sherwin-Williams (SHW) Q3 2011 Earnings Call October 25, 2011 11:00 am ET Executives Sean P. Hennessy - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance Christopher M. Connor - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Wells - Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Analysts Gregg A. Goodnight - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Jeremy Brunelli Daniel Jester Ivan Marcuse - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Charles Edward Cerankosky - Northcoast Research Brian Maguire - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Stephen F. East - Ticonderoga Securities LLC, Research Division Nils-Bertil Wallin - CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Research Division Christopher J. Nocella - Barclays Capital, Research Division Eric Bosshard - Cleveland Research Company Eugene Fedotoff - Longbow Research LLC Donald Carson - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division Silke Kueck-Valdes - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Greg Melich - ISI Group Inc., Research Division Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Nils-Bertil Wallin - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning. Thank you for joining the Sherwin-Williams Company's review of the third quarter 2011 financial results and expectations for the full year. With us on today's call are Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO; Sean Hennessy, Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO; Al Mistysyn, Vice President, Corporate Comptroller; and Bob Wells, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. This conference call is being webcast simultaneously in listen-only mode by Vcall via the Internet at www.sherwin.com. An archived replay of this webcast will be available at www.sherwin.com beginning approximately 2 hours after this conference call concludes and will be available until Monday, November 14, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This conference call will include certain forward-looking statements as defined under U.S. federal securities laws with respect to sales, earnings and other matters. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A full declaration regarding forward-looking statements is provided in the company's earnings release transmitted earlier this morning.