Lorillard Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Lorillard (LO)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 25, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Robert Bannon - Director of Investor Relations

Murray S. Kessler - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

David H. Taylor - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance & Planning

Analysts

Vivien Azer - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Nik Modi - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Thilo Wrede - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

David J. Adelman - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

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

Andrew Kieley - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Christopher Growe - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Ann H. Gurkin - Davenport & Company, LLC, Research Division

Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Bonnie Herzog - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Priya Ohri-Gupta - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Lorillard, Inc. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Paula, and I'll be your operator for today's call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to your host for today's call, Mr. Bob Bannon. You may begin, sir.

Robert Bannon

Thank you, Paula, and good morning, everyone. I'm Bob Bannon, Lorillard's Director of Investor Relations, and joining me on today's call are Murray Kessler, Lorillard's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and David Taylor, its Chief Financial Officer.

By now, you should have received a copy of our second quarter 2012 earnings release. It can be found on the company's website, lorillard.com, under News Releases.

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