Sigma-Aldrich Corporation - Special Call

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL)

March 29, 2012 9:30 am ET

Executives

Kirk A. Richter - Vice President and Treasurer

Rakesh Sachdev - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Franklin D. Wicks - President of Research and Executive Vice President

David A. Smoller - Chief Scientific Officer

Shaf Yousaf -

Eric M. Green - Managing Director of International and Vice President

Gilles A. Cottier - President

Charles C. Harwood - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Philip Rose - President

Chelli Faletti -

Unknown Executive -

Analysts

Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research

Tracy Marshbanks - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Amit Bhalla - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Unknown Analyst

Daniel Arias - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

Gaji Balakaneshan - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Presentation

Kirk A. Richter

Great, I think we're going to go ahead and get started. So I'm Kirk Richter, the Vice President and Treasurer and your Investor Relations Contact. I want to welcome everybody to Sigma-Aldrich's 2012 business review. Certainly want to thank all of you for coming, including those that are on the web -- those that are joining us via webcast.

What we're going to do is give you an overview of our business today and the activities that we believe will drive our continued growth, both at the top and bottom line. Our overall objective for our company is to enable science to improve the quality of life and through that, to continue to provide above-market returns to our shareholders.

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