HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announces that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss first quarter 2009 financial results. These results are expected to be released on Wednesday, May 13th and will be available thereafter on Kraton's website, http://www.Kraton.com.
Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be broadcast live over the internet, at http://www.Kraton.com by selecting the “Investor Relations” link at the top of the home page and then selecting “Events” from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. Company spokespeople will include Kevin M. Fogarty, President and Chief Executive Officer; Stephen E. Tremblay, Chief Financial Officer; and David A. Bradley, Chief Operating Officer.
You may also listen to the conference call by telephone by contacting the conference call operator 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the "Kraton Conference Call – Passcode: Earnings Call." U.S./Canada dial-in #: 888-577-8992. International dial-in #: 312-470-7060.
Certain statements and answers to questions during the conference call may contain "forward-looking statements." These statements, and all phases of Kraton's operations, are subject to risks and uncertainties, any one of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Investors are reminded that these forward-looking statements must be considered in conjunction with the cautionary warnings and risk factors, which are detailed in Kraton's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available on Kraton’s website.
What: Kraton’s First Quarter 2009 earnings release conference call
When: Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time)
How: Live over the Internet, by logging on to the address above and selecting "Kraton First Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call." You may also listen to the conference call by telephone at the number above. Participation will be in listen-only mode.
Requirements: To listen to the call over the Internet, you will need a computer with a sound card, speakers or headphones, and at least a 28.8 Kbps connection to the Internet. If you do not have the Real Player or Windows Media Player to experience the audio features, these features are available at no cost via the internet.
Replay: For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available 24 hours a day beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Central Time on May 14th through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 28th. To hear a replay of the call over the Internet, access Kraton’s Website at http://www.Kraton.com by selecting the “Investor Relations” link at the top of the home page and then selecting “Events” from the Investor Relations menu on the left side of the Investor Relations page. To hear a telephonic replay of the call, dial 800-925-1774 and International callers dial 402-998-0859.
Kraton is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world’s largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by us over forty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers, which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and processability. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. Kraton has the leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Brazil and Japan.
Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the “Giving Innovators their Edge” tagline are trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.
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Kraton Polymers, LLC
Analysts: Stephen E. Tremblay, 281-504-4760
Media: Richard A. Ott, 281-504-4720