Armstrong World Industries' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 30, 2012 1:00 PM ET

Executives

Tom Waters – VP, Treasury and IR

Matt Espe – President and CEO

Tom Mangas – SVP and CFO

Frank Ready – EVP and CEO, Armstrong Floor Products

Analysts

Kathryn Thompson – Thompson Research Group

Robert Wetenhall – RBC

Rodny Nacier – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Mike Wood – Macquarie

Stephen Kim – Barclays Capital

John Baugh – Stifel, Nicolaus

Keith Hughes – SunTrust

Dennis McGill – Zelman & Associates

Jim Barrett – C.L. King & Associates

David MacGregor – Longbow Research

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 World Armstrong Industries Incorporated Earnings Conference Call. My name is Dominique, and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Tom Waters, Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.

Tom Waters

Thank you, Dominique. Good afternoon and welcome. Please note that members of the media have been invited to listen to this call, and the call is being broadcast live on our website at armstrong.com.

With me this afternoon are Matt Espe, our President and CEO, Tom Mangas, our CFO, Frank Ready, the CEO of our Worldwide Flooring business and Vic Grizzle, CEO of our Worldwide Ceilings business. Hopefully, you have seen our press release this morning, and both the release and the presentation that Tom Mangas will reference during this call are posted on our website in the Investor Relations section.

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