Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Q3 2011 Earnings Call October 27, 2011 11:00 am ET Executives Bina H. Thompson - Vice President of Investor Relations Ian M. Cook - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Analysts Javier Escalante - Morgan Stanley Caroline S. Levy - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Joe Lachky - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division William B. Chappell - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division Dara W. Mohsenian - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Lauren R. Lieberman - Barclays Capital, Research Division Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Wendy Nicholson - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Alice Beebe Longley - Buckingham Research Group, Inc. Jon Andersen - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Joseph Altobello - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good day, everyone, welcome to today's Colgate-Palmolive Co. Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded and is also being simulcast live at www.colgate.com. [Operator Instructions] At this time, for opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Bina Thompson. Please go ahead. Bina H. Thompson Thank you, and good morning, everybody, and welcome to our Third Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call. With me this morning are Ian Cook, Chairman, President and CEO; Dennis Hickey, CFO; Victoria Dolan, Corporate Controller; and Elaine Paik, Treasurer. This conference call will include forward-looking statements. And these statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from these statements. For information about certain factors that could cause such differences, investors should consult our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on our website, including the information set forth under the captions Risk Factors and Cautionary Statements on Forward-looking Statements.