3M's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

3M (MMM)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 24, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Matt Ginter - Manager-Investor Relations

Inge G. Thulin - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

David W. Meline - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

Steven E. Winoker - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Deane M. Dray - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Ajay Kejriwal - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Abhiram Rajendran - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Terry Darling - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Jeffrey T. Sprague - Vertical Research Partners Inc.

Shannon O'Callaghan - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., Research Division

John E. Roberts - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Nigel Coe - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Charles Stephen Tusa - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Laurence Alexander - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the 3M First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. I would now like to turn the call over to Matt Ginter, Vice President of Investor Relations at 3M.

Matt Ginter

Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our first quarter business review. With me today are Inge Thulin, 3M President and Chief Executive Officer; and David Meline, Chief Financial Officer. Before we begin, I'd like to mention a few calendar items. We will announce our second quarter earnings on Thursday, July 26 and our third quarter earnings on Tuesday, October 23. In addition, we are planning to host our next Investor Day in St. Paul on Thursday, November 8. We'll provide more details of the future. But for now, please hold these dates on your calendars. Please take a moment to read the forward-looking statement on Slide 2.

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