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NiSource's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

NiSource (NI)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

October 28, 2011 9:00 am ET

Executives

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

Analysts

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

Presentation

Operator

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.

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