Meredith's CEO Discusses F4Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Meredith Corporation (MDP)

F4Q12 Earnings Conference Call

July 26, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Mike Lovell – IR

Steve Lacy – President and CEO

Joe Ceryanec – VP and CFO

Tom Cox – VP, Digital Content

Analysts

John Crowther – Piper Jaffray

Richard Ingrassia – Roth Capital Partners

Jason Bazinet – Citi

Matthew Chesler – Deutsche Bank

Barry Lucas – Gabelli & Company

Paul Karpowicz

Daniel Kurnos – Benchmark Company

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Meredith Corporation Report Fiscal 2012 fourth quarter and full year results conference call. (Operator Instructions) Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference will be recorded. I will now turn the conference over to the director of Investor Relations, Mike Lovell. Please go ahead.

Mike Lovell

Good morning and thanks everyone for joining us. We’ll start this morning with comments from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Lacy, and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Ceryanec, then we’ll turn the call over to questions. Also on the line this morning are Paul Karpowicz, President of our Local Media Group and Tom Hardy, President of our National Media Group. An archive of today’s discussion will be available later this afternoon on our IR website and a transcript will follow that.

Our remarks today will include forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from our forecasts. Some of the reasons why are described at the end of our news release issued earlier today and in some of our SEC filings and with that Steve will begin.

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