Cooper Tire And Rubber's CEOs Discuss 1Q 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Cooper Tire and Rubber, Inc. (CTB)

1Q 2012 Earnings Call

May 2, 2012

Executives

Curtis Schneekloth – Director, IR

Roy Armes – Chairman, President and CEO

Bradley Hughes – VP and CFO

Analysts

Brett Hoselton – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Saul Ludwig – NorthCoast Research

Ravi Shanker – Morgan Stanley

Pat Nolan - Deutsche Bank Securities

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, my name is LaTonya, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Cooper Tire First Quarter 2012 Results Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. (Operator instructions)

I will now hand the floor to Curtis Schneekloth, Director of Investor Relations. Thank you. Please, go ahead.

Curtis Schneekloth

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining our call today. My name is Curtis Schneekloth, and I serve as the company's Director of Investor Relations.

To begin with, I would like to remind you that during our conversation today, you may hear forward looking statements related to the future financial results and business operations of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. Actual results may differ materially from current management forecast and projections.

Such differences may be a result of factors over which the company has limited or no control. Information on these risk factors and additional information on forward looking statements are included in the press release and in the company's reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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