Republic Services' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Republic Services (RSG)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 5:00 pm ET

Executives

Edward A. Lang - Senior Vice President of Treasury and Risk Management

Donald W. Slager - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Tod C. Holmes - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Scott J. Levine - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Corey Greendale - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Vance Edelson - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Michael E. Hoffman - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

William H. Fisher - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Albert Leo Kaschalk - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good afternoon, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Call for Investors in Republic Services. Republic Services is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RSG. Your host for today's call are Don Slager, President and CEO; Tod Holmes, CFO; and Ed Lang, Republic's Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Today's call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mr. Lang. Good afternoon, Mr. Lang.

Edward A. Lang

Thank you, Gabby. Welcome, good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. This is Ed Lang and I would like to welcome everyone to Republic Services' first quarter 2012 conference call. Don Slager, our CEO; and Tod Holmes, our CFO, are joining me as we discuss our first quarter performance.

Before we get started, I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that some of the information that we discuss on today's call contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties and may be materially different from actual results. Our SEC filings discuss factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.

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