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This Webcast may contain forward-looking statements, including those regarding industry outlooks, technology trends, and Applied’s products, opportunities, market positions, and performance; and all other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including: the level of demand for Applied’s products, which is subject to many factors, such as uncertain global economic and industry conditions, demand for electronic products and semiconductors, government renewable energy policies and incentives, and customers’ utilization rates and new technology and capacity requirements; Applied’s ability to (i) develop, deliver and support a broad range of products, expand its markets and develop new markets, (ii) effectively integrate acquired businesses’ operations, product lines, technology and employees and realize synergies, (iii) maintain effective cost controls and timely align its cost structure with business conditions, (iv) implement initiatives that enhance global operations and efficiencies, and (v) attract, motivate and retain key employees; and other risks described in Applied Materials’ SEC filings, including its 2011 Form 10-K. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s estimates, projections and assumptions as of December 7, 2011, and Applied undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.