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CenterPoint Energy's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stock quotes in this article: CNP

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

November 02, 2011 11:30 am ET

Executives

Marianne Paulsen - Director of Investor Relations

David M. McClanahan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Gary L. Whitlock - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

James Krapfel - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Ali Agha - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Lauren Duke - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Andrew Weisel - Macquarie Research

Unknown Analyst -

Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to CenterPoint Energy's Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call with senior management. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Paulsen?

Marianne Paulsen

Thank you very much, Thea[ph]. Good morning, everyone. This is Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations for CenterPoint Energy. I'd like to welcome you to our third quarter 2011 earnings conference call. Thank you for joining us today. David McClanahan, President and CEO; And Gary Whitlock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss our third quarter 2011 results and will also provide highlights on other key activities.

In addition to Mr. McClanahan and Mr. Whitlock, we have other members of management with us who may assist in answering questions following their prepared remarks. Our earnings press release and Form 10-Q filed earlier today are posted on our website, which is www.centerpointenergy.com, under the Investors section.

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