Covance (CVD) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 26, 2012 9:00 am ET Executives Paul Surdez Alison Cornell - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President Joseph L. Herring - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William E. Klitgaard - Chief Information Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President and Treasurer Analysts John Kreger - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Timothy C. Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Stephan Stewart - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Gregory T. Bolan - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division Ross Muken - ISI Group Inc., Research Division Andrew Schenker - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Garen Sarafian - Citigroup Inc, Research Division David H. Windley - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Todd Van Fleet - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division Stephen S. Unger - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division Lauren Migliore - Morningstar Inc., Research Division Douglas D. Tsao - Barclays Capital, Research Division PresentationOperator Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Covance Second Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call. This call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Mr. Paul Surdez. Please go ahead, sir. Paul Surdez
Good morning, and thank for joining us for Covance's second quarter 2012 earnings teleconference and webcast. Today, Joe Herring, Covance's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Alison Cornell, Covance's Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting our second quarter financial results. Following their opening comments, we will host a Q&A session. In addition, the press release, 20 slides corresponding to our prepared comments are available on our website at www.covance.com.