Eastman Chemical's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Eastman Chemical (EMN)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 27, 2012 8:00 am ET

Executives

Gregory A. Riddle - Director of Investor Relations

James P. Rogers - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ronald C. Lindsay - Executive Vice President of Pci, Fibers, Engineering & Construction and Manufacturing Support

Curtis E. Espeland - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

Frank J. Mitsch - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Jeffrey J. Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Nils-Bertil Wallin - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division

Jeffrey Stafford - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Eastman Chemical Company first quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. This call is being broadcast live on the Eastman's website, www.eastman.com. We will now turn the call over to Mr. Greg Riddle of Eastman Chemical Company, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Gregory A. Riddle

Okay. Thank you, Jenny, and good morning, everyone and thanks for joining us. On the call with me today are Jim Rogers, Chairman and CEO; Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and CFO; Ron Lindsay, Executive Vice President, PCI Fibers; and Fernando Subijana, Manager, Investor Relations.

Before we begin, I'll cover 2 items. First, during this call, you will hear certain forward-looking statements concerning our plans and expectations for full year 2012 and 2013, as well as the acquisition of Solutia. Actual results could differ materially from our plans and expectations. Certain factors related to future expectations are or will be detailed in the company's first quarter 2012 financial results news release and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K filed for full year 2011 and the Form 10-Q to be filed for first quarter 2012.

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