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Hickory Tech's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Stocks in this article: HTCO

Hickory Tech Corporation ( HTCO)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

November 2, 2011 10:00 AM ET

John Finke – President and CEO

Jennifer Spaude – Director of IR and Marketing

David Christensen – SVP and CFO

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Lindsey, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the HickoryTech's Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions)

Thank you. I would now like to turn the conference over to Jennifer Spaude, Director of Investor Relations and Marketing. You may begin.

Jennifer Spaude

Good morning, and thank you for joining HickoryTech's third quarter 2011 earnings conference call. I'm Jennifer Spaude and with me today are John Finke, HickoryTech's President and Chief Executive Officer; and David Christensen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Before we get started, let me remind you that our earnings release was issued yesterday afternoon and is available on the Investor Relations section of our website at hickorytech.com. In addition, you will find a presentation for today's call which we hope you will find helpful in your analysis.

Now I'd like to draw your attention to our Safe Harbor statements. Information in today's presentation contains certain statements and predictions that are not historical facts but are forward-looking in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which HickoryTech operates, management's beliefs and assumptions as of the time of this call. Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those indicated or suggested by any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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