The Coca-Cola Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Coca-Cola (KO)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 17, 2012 9:30 am ET

Executives

Jackson Kelly - Vice President

Muhtar Kent - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Executive Committee

Gary P. Fayard - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

William Pecoriello - Consumer Edge Research, LLC

John A. Faucher - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Bonnie Herzog - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Alice Beebe Longley - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Judy E. Hong - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to The Coca-Cola Company Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. If you have any objection, you may disconnect at this time. [Operator Instructions] I would like to remind everyone that the purpose of this conference is to talk with investors, and therefore, questions from the media will not be addressed. Media participants should contact Coca-Cola's media relations department if they have questions.

I would now like to introduce Jackson Kelly, Vice President and Investor Relations Officer. Mr. Kelly, you may begin.

Jackson Kelly

Good morning, and thank you for being with us today. I'm joined by Muhtar Kent, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Gary Fayard, our Chief Financial Officer. Following prepared remarks this morning, we'll turn the call over for your questions.

Before we begin, I would like to remind you that this conference call may contain forward-looking statements, including statements concerning long-term earnings objectives, and should be considered in conjunction with cautionary statements contained in our earnings release and in the company's most recent periodic SEC report.

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