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October 28, 2011 9:00 am ET
Stephen P. Smith - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Glen L. Kettering - Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Robert C. Skaggs - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Gabriele Sorbara - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division
Stephen J. Maresca - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Andrew Levi - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division
Craig Shere - Tuohy Brothers Investment Research, Inc.
Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Paul T. Ridzon - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Third Quarter 2011 NiSource Earnings Conference Call. My name is Lacey and I'll be your coordinator for today. [Operator Instructions] And I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host for today's call, Mr. Glen Kettering, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Please proceed.
Glen L. Kettering
Thank you, Lacey, and good morning to everyone. On behalf of NiSource, I'd like to welcome you to our quarterly analyst call.
Joining me this morning are Bob Skaggs, President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Randy Hulen, Managing Director of Investor Relations.
As you know, the focus of today's call is to review our financial performance for the third quarter of 2011 and provide a business update. We'll then open the call to your questions.