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November 04, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Robert E. Bowers – Chief Financial Officer
Donald A. Miller – Chief Executive Officer
Raymond L. Owens – Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Laura Moon – Chief Accounting Officer
Bo Reddic – EVP of Real Estate Operations
Eddie Guilbert – VP of Finance Strategic Planning
Michael Knott – Green Street Advisors
David Rodgers - RBC Capital Markets
Mark Lutensky - BMO Capital Markets
Chris Caton – Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Brendan Maiorana – Wells Fargo Securities
John Guinee – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
Carey Stochon – Private Investor
Greetings and welcome to the Piedmont Office Realty Trust Third Quarter 2011Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only-mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator instructions). As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Robert Bowers, CFO of Piedmont Office Realty Trust. Thank you, Mr. Bowers. You may begin.
Robert E. Bowers
Thank you, operator. Good morning and welcome to Piedmont's third quarter 2011 conference call. Last night, in addition to posting our earnings release, we also filed our quarterly Form 10-Q and Form 8-K including our unaudited quarterly supplemental information, all of which are available for your review on our website at www.piedmontreit.com in the Investor Relations section.
On today’s call, the company’s prepared remarks and answers to your questions will contain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address matters, which are subject to risk and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ from those discussed today. Examples of forward-looking statements include those related to Piedmont Office Realty Trust revenues, operating income and financial guidance, as well as leasing and acquisition activity. You should not place any undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements and these statements speak only as of the date they are made.