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June 01, 2011 11:00 am ET
James Zelter - Chief Executive Officer and Director
Richard Peteka - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer
Patrick Dalton - President of Apollo Investment Corporation and Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Investment Corporation
Jasper Burch - Macquarie Research
Vernon Plack - BB&T Capital Markets
Richard Shane - JP Morgan Chase & Co
David Chiaverini - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
James Ballan - Lazard Capital Markets LLC
Steven Kwok - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc.
Good morning, and welcome to Apollo Investment Corporation's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2011 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mr. Jim Zelter, Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Investment Corporation. Mr. Zelter, you may begin your conference.
Thank you, and good morning, everyone. I'm joined today by Patrick Dalton, Apollo Investment Corporation's President and COO; and Richard Peteka, our Chief Financial Officer. Rich, before we begin, would you start off by disclosing some general conference call information and include the comments about forward-looking statements?
Thank you, Jim. I'd like to advise everyone that today's call and webcast are being recorded. Please note that they are the property of Apollo Investment Corporation and that any unauthorized broadcast in any form is strictly prohibited. Information about the audio replay of this call is available in our earnings press release. I'd also like to call your attention to the customary Safe Harbor disclosure in our press release regarding forward-looking information. Today's conference call and webcast may include forward-looking statements and projections and we ask that you refer to our most recent filings with the SEC for important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements and projections. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements or projections unless required by law.