Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the VWR Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results. At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.
I would now turn the conference over to Mr. John Sweeney, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.
Thank you, and good morning everyone. Welcome to VWR's second quarter 2015 financial results conference call. I am John Sweeney, VP of Investor Relations and joining me today are Manuel Brocke-Benz, President and CEO; and Greg Cowan, SVP and CFO.
Manuel will lead the discussion providing overall comments on VWR's financial and operational performance. Greg will then walk through the results of operations and our financial outlook for the rest of the year. Manuel will then wrap up our prepared remarks with some closing comments. And I'd note there is a slide deck accompanying this call on our investor website at investors.vwr.com. Following prepared remarks we will open up the lines for Q&A.
I'd like to note that we...