Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 26, 2012 11:00 am ET Executives Bina H. Thompson - Former Vice President of Investor Relations Ian M. Cook - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Analysts Nik Modi - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Dara W. Mohsenian - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Caroline S. Levy - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division Christopher Ferrara - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division William Schmitz - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Alice Beebe Longley - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated Javier Escalante - Consumer Edge Research, LLC Joseph Altobello - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division Ian Gordon Joe Lachky - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Lauren R. Lieberman - Barclays Capital, Research Division Constance Marie Maneaty - BMO Capital Markets U.S. Ali Dibadj - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division Linda Bolton-Weiser - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division Jason Gere - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Jon Andersen - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good day, and welcome to today's Colgate-Palmolive Company's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded and is being simulcast live at www.colgatepalmolive.com. [Operator Instructions] At this time, for opening remarks, I would like to turn the call over to the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Bina Thompson. Please go ahead, ma'am. Bina H. Thompson Ian Cook, Chairman, President and CEO; Dennis Hickey, CFO; Victoria Dolan, Corporate Controller; and Elaine Paik, Treasurer. This conference call will include forward-looking statements, and these statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ materially from these statements. For information about certain factors that could cause such differences, investors should consult our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on our website, including the information set forth under the captions Risk Factors and Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements.