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Tower Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Tower Group (TWGP)

Q1 2011 Earnings Call

May 10, 2011 9:00 am ET

Executives

Michael Lee - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

William Hitselberger - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President

Analysts

Michael Grasher - Piper Jaffray Companies

Elizabeth Malone - Wunderlich Securities Inc.

Robert Farnam - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc.

Bijan Moazami - FBR Capital Markets & Co.

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Tyrone and I'll be your conference facilitator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to Tower Group's First Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to your host, Bill Hitselberger, Senior Chief Financial Officer. Please begin, sir.

William Hitselberger

Thank you, Tyrone, and good morning, everyone. Michael and I will be commenting on the presentation, which is on our website at www.twrgrp.com, and which can be viewed by clicking on the Investors section and then by clicking on the icon entitled View Presentation.

Before I turn the call over to Tower Group Chairman, CEO and President, Michael Lee, I'd like to remind you that some of the statements that will be presented during this call will be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. For more information on the risks and other factors that may affect future performance, investors should review periodic reports that are filed by the company with the SEC from time to time.

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