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August 09, 2011 1:00 pm ET
Carlynn Finn - Manager Investor Relations
Mark Kleifges - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Reit Management & Research LLC
John Murray - Principal Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Secretary and Executive Vice President of Reit Management & Research LLC
Smedes Rose - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc.
Jeffrey Donnelly - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Bryan Maher - Citadel Securities, LLC
Michael Salinsky - RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Ryan Meliker - Morgan Stanley
David Loeb - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
Good day, and welcome to Hospitality Properties Trust Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call. This call is being recorded. At this time for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to the Manager of Investor Relations, Carlynn Finn. Please go ahead.
Thank you, and good afternoon. Joining me on today’s call are John Murray, President; and Mark Kleifges, Chief Financial Officer. John and Mark will make a short presentation which will be followed by a question-and-answer session. I would also note that the recording and retransmission of today’s conference call is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of HPT.
Before we begin today’s call, I would like to read our Safe Harbor statement. Today's conference call contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws.