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

Ball (BLL)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 11:00 am ET


John A. Hayes - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Scott C. Morrison - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Raymond J. Seabrook - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Packaging Operations


George L. Staphos - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Scott Gaffner - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Ghansham Panjabi - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Philip Ng - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Phil M. Gresh - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Philip Terpolilli - Longbow Research LLC

Alex Ovshey Ovshey - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

James Armstrong - Vertical Research Partners Inc.

Christopher D. Manuel - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Albert T. Kabili - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Debbie Jones - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Adam J. Josephson - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Andrew Feinman



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Ball Corporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded Thursday, April 26, 2012. I would now like to turn the conference over to John Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer. You may begin, sir.

John A. Hayes

Thank you, France, and good morning, everyone. This is Ball Corporation's conference call regarding the company's first quarter 2012 results. The information provided during this call will contain forward-looking statements. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those that may be expressed or implied. Some factors that could cause the results or outcomes to differ are in the company's latest 10-K and in other company SEC filings, as well as company news releases. If you don't already have our earnings release, it's available on our website at Information regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures may also be found on our website. Now joining me on the call today are Scott Morrison, Senior Vice President and CFO; and Ray Seabrook, Executive Vice President and COO Global Packaging.

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