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This call will also be available for replay on the Internet through a link on our website at cblproperties.com. This conference call is the property of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Any redistribution, or retransmission or rebroadcast of this call without the expressed written consent of CBL is strictly prohibited.During this call, the company may discuss non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. A description of each non-GAAP measure and a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to a comparable GAAP financial measure will be included in the earnings release that is furnished on the 8-K. Stephen Lebovitz Thank you, Katie. We have a great list of highlights to share with you, including positive FFO growth and positive 1.4% same-center NOI growth. We are turning the corner with our leasing results, achieving a 100 basis points year-over-year improvement in portfolio occupancy and more importantly 10% growth in lease spreads.