Colgate-Palmolive Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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

Presentation

Operator

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.

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