Hillshire Brands Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Hillshire Brands (HSH)

Q4 2012 Earnings Call

August 09, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Melissa Napier - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Sean M. Connolly - Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chief Executive Officer of North American Retail & Food Service Business

Maria Henry - Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Kenneth B. Zaslow - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Andrew Lazar - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Rohan M. Patkar - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Alexia Howard - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Timothy S. Ramey - D.A. Davidson & Co., Research Division

Jason English - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Robert Moskow - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Bryan D. Spillane - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Hillshire Brands' Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call for Fiscal 2012. [Operator Instructions] This call is being recorded. If you have any objections, please disconnect at this time. I would now like to introduce your first speaker, Ms. Melissa Napier, Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for Hillshire Brands. Thank you, Melissa, you may begin.

Melissa Napier

Thank you, and good morning to everyone. Welcome to the first earnings call for our Hillshire Brands Company. Today, I'm joined our CEO, Sean Connolly; and our CFO, Maria Henry. Sean will provide his perspectives on the quarter, progress being made on the plans that we've provided at Investor Day and some comments around fiscal '13. Maria will then discuss segment performance for both the fourth quarter and the fiscal year and provide guidance for fiscal '13.

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