The Dow Chemical (DOW) Q1 2012 Earnings Call April 26, 2012 9:00 am ET Executives Doug May - Vice President of Investor Relations Andrew N. Liveris - Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Environment, Health, Safety & Technology Committee William H. Weideman - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Analysts P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Andrew W. Cash - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division John P. McNulty - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Donald Carson - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Peter Butler Vincent Andrews - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Frank J. Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division PresentationOperator
Good day, and welcome to The Dow Chemical Company's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Also today's call is being recorded. I would now like to turn the call over to Doug May, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir. Doug May Thank you, Audrey, and good morning, everyone, and welcome. We are making this call available to investors and the media via webcast. This call is the property of The Dow Chemical Company. Any redistribution, retransmission or rebroadcast of this call in any form without Dow's expressed written consent is strictly prohibited. On the call with me today are Andrew Liveris, Dow's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Bill Weideman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Dave Johnson, Director in Investor Relations. Around 7:00 a.m. this morning, April 26, our earnings release went out on Business Wire and was posted on the Internet on dow.com. We have prepared slides to supplement our comments in this conference call. These slides are posted on our website on the Presentations page of the Investor Relations section and through the link to our webcast.