Manpower's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Manpower Inc. (MAN)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 20, 2012 11:30 am ET

Executives

Jeffrey A. Joerres – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Van Handel – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Sara Gubins – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Timothy Mchugh – William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

Andrew Steinerman – JPMorgan

Jeffrey Silber – BMO Capital Markets

Mark Marcon – Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Paul Ginocchio – Deutsche Bank Securities

Thomas Allen – Morgan Stanley

Kevin McVeigh – Macquarie Research Equities

Gary Bisbee – Barclays Capital

Presentation

Operator

Welcome, thank you very much for standing by. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) Now, I’d like to turn the meeting over to Mr. Jeff Joerres. Sir, you may begin.

Jeffrey A. Joerres

Good morning and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Conference Call. With me this morning is Mike Van Handel, our Chief Financial Officer. I’ll go through the high level results for the quarter. Mike will then spend time on the segment detail as well as the balance sheet and our outlook for the second quarter.

Before I move into the call, I’d like to have Mike read the Safe Harbor language.

Mike Van Handel

Hi, good morning, everyone. This conference call includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the other Securities and Exchange Commission filings of the company, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

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