ION Geophysical's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

ION Geophysical Corporation (IO)

Q1 2012 Earnings Conference Call

May 3, 2012 11:00 ET

Executives

Karen Abercrombie – Director

Brian Hanson – President and Chief Executive Officer

Greg Heinlein – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

James West – Barclays

George Venturatos – Johnson Rice & Company

Novid Rassouli – Sidoti & Company

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to ION Geophysical First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. During today’s presentation, all parties will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be opened for questions. This conference is being recorded today, Thursday, May 3, 2012.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Ms. Karen Abercrombie, Director of Corporate Communications for ION. Please go ahead ma'am.

Karen Abercrombie – Director

Thank you, (Camille). Good morning and welcome to ION Geophysical Corporation’s first quarter earnings conference call. We appreciate you joining us today.

As indicated on slide two, our hosts today are Brian Hanson, President and Chief Executive Officer and Greg Heinlein, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before I turn the call over to management, I have a few items to cover. If you would like to listen to a replay of today’s call, it is available via webcast by going to the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.iongo.com or via a recorded instant replay until March 12, 2012. The information was provided in yesterday's earnings release. I should also point out that we will be using some PowerPoint slides to accompany today's call. They are accessible via a link on the Investor Relations page of ION's website.

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