Eastman Kodak (KODK)

Bill Love Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
Jim Continenza Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Bullwinkle Chief Financial Officer
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Eastman Kodak Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants lines are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions]

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Bill Love

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Dave Bullwinkle

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Jim Continenza

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Bill Love

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Dave Bullwinkle

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on our income quarter. was prior On net Slide to GAAP we third of year in for in loss basis release, as reported XXXX $X U.S. the of million quarter net X, compared million the $XX a earnings

September with net for $XXX compared loss nine the nine the XXXX. XXXX, months $X months million XX, of was For ending net September the XX, reported ended income million

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year-to-date of loss non-cash million of was this $XX adjusted loss pension which prior million completing reflects to period, the compared non-recurring income a reduced $XX The XXXX costs in and for FPD primarily year the on sale. basis

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of million. license received compared the September and revenues XXXX, the favorable for Excluding we $X from workers’ $XXX increase $XX million. revenue operational a $XXX adjusting impact decreased costs, XX, reported transaction EBITDA of foreign of and compensation by HuaGuang period year the the aluminum million prior exchange reserves, in million to in Through for decline

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period. $X Operational the period to million EBITDA for negative $X year-to-date a in the prior was million year compared

exchange aluminum EBITDA workers’ reserves, favorable costs, revenue and of the increase by the foreign compensation $X HuaGuang from impact Excluding in license transaction declined and adjusting the for million. received operational

performance engines. Process Free year-over-year revenue grew and volumes Plates by the SONORA by XX%, a strong On for We annuity year-to-date basis, growth delivered key our X%. for in PROSPER grew

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million ended $X increased million Cash, compared a a cash cash increased included period. the nine in year by $XX for and equivalents $XX sale of Restricted cash XXXX, by the the decrease and compared for months $XXX of million prior cash to XX, in million in year held restricted period. assets to prior September as decrease

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in XX, $X flow. representing in million decrease improvement in decrease prior a was significant period, year $XXX The cash equivalents compared cash September million net of to net the cash and through XXXX,

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and by million, million. million Accounts payable by inventory increased $XX $XX decreased by $XX receivable accounts increased

from expect continue Flexographic a $XXX to September proceeds improvement as sale transaction. use in by the year XXXX, working We investing the Packaging compared to of The activities the million HuaGuang was provided Cash ongoing the XX, current the Division in during period. $XX of period included year nine-month capital. and prior ended million

period. compared a repayment notes use financing of $XX $XXX in lien year-to-date Cash used $XXX $XXX activities full used credit was to year included of offset the the first issuance the million of of million cash million. the senior convertible secured in XXXX secured agreement, partially for term year by prior The current of the million

in with Finally, covenants our as our disclosed agreements. remain we compliance in Form under credit XX-Q,

your to of the questions. please Operator, call the questions. We remind open ask will a now instructions to participants

Jim Continenza

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