Novartis AG (NVS) Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Oct. 24, 2017 3:13 PM ETNovartis AG (NVS)
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Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) Q3 2017 Earnings Call October 24, 2017 8:00 AM ET


Joseph Jimenez - Novartis AG

Samir Shah - Novartis AG

Harry Kirsch - Novartis AG

Vasant Narasimhan - Novartis AG

Richard Francis - Novartis AG

F. Michael Ball - Novartis AG

Paul Hudson - Novartis AG

Bruno Strigini - Novartis AG


Vincent Meunier - Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc

Jeffrey Holford - Jefferies LLC

Graham Parry - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Timothy Minton Anderson - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC

Andrew S. Baum - Citigroup Global Markets Ltd.

David Evans - Kepler Cheuvreux SA (UK)

Florent Cespedes - Société Générale SA (France)

Matthew Weston - Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.

Michael Leuchten - UBS Ltd.

Naresh Chouhan - New Street Research LLP

Richard Vosser - JPMorgan Securities Plc

Kerry Holford - Exane Ltd.


Good morning, and good afternoon, and welcome to the Novartis Q3 2017 Results Release Conference Call and Live Audio Webcast. Please note that during the presentation, all participants will be in listen-only mode and the conference is being recorded. A recording of the conference call including the Q&A session will be available on our website shortly after the call ends.

With that, I would like to hand it over to Mr. Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis. Please go ahead, sir.

Joseph Jimenez - Novartis AG

Thank you. I'd like to welcome everybody to our third quarter earnings call. Joining me from Novartis today are Harry Kirsch, our CFO; Vas Narasimhan, our Global Head of Drug Development and CEO Elect; and our four business leaders: Paul Hudson from Pharma; Bruno Strigini from Oncology; Richard Francis from Sandoz; and Mike Ball from Alcon.

So before we start, I'd like Samir to read the Safe Harbor statement.

Samir Shah - Novartis AG

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