|Nathan Annis||Director of Investor Relations|
|Jim Snee||Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Jim Sheehan||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Ken Zaslow||Bank of Montréal|
|Adam Samuelson||Goldman Sachs|
|Farha Aslam||Stephens Inc|
|Heather Jones||The Vertical Group|
|Eric Larson||Buckingham Research|
|Robert Moskow||Credit Suisse|
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Hormel Foods’ Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded on Thursday, May 24, 2018. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr.