|Theresa L. Womble||Director of IR|
|Fran Malecha||President and CEO|
|Joel Jackson||BMO Capital Markets|
|Christopher Shaw||Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co.|
|Christopher Parkinson||Credit Suisse|
|Dylan Campbell||Goldman Sachs|
|Garo Norian||Palisade Capital Management|
Good day and welcome to the Compass Minerals Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Theresa Womble. Please go ahead.
Thank you, Cynthia.