Chiquita Brands International's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 7, 2012 4:30 pm ET


Steve Himes – Investor Relations

Fernando G. Aguirre – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian W. Kocher – Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President


Scott A. Mushkin – Jefferies & Co., Inc.

Heather L. Jones – BB&T Capital Markets

Reza Vahabzadeh – Barclays Capital, Inc.

Carla Casella – JPMorgan Securities LLC

Bryan Hunt – Wells Fargo Securities

Mary Gilbert – Imperial Capital, LLC



Good day and welcome to the Chiquita Brands Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. As a reminder today's conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions) At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I'll like to turn the conference over to Mr. Steve Himes, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Sir.

Steve Himes

Thank you, Kevin. Welcome everyone to Chiquita Brands International's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. On the call today are Fernando Aguirre, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Brian Kocher, Chief Financial Officer. After today's prepared remarks we will take questions as time allows. A copy of today's press release is available on the Company's website at, and you may also contact Chiquita's Investor Relations department at 980-636-5637 to receive a copy. Our press release includes reconciliation's to U.S. GAAP of any non-GAAP financial measures that we mention today.

This call contains forward-looking statements, regarding operating performance or industry developments, and any such statements are intended to fall within the Safe Harbor provided under the security laws. Factors that could cause the results to differ materially are described in the forward-looking statements section of today's press release and in Chiquita's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K, and quarterly reports on Form10-Q.

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