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November 07, 2011, 10:00 a.m. ET
Alexandra Giladi - Executive Assistant
Stewart Zimmerman - Chairman and CEO
Bill Gorin - President
Stephen Yarad - CFO
Ron Freydberg - EVP
Craig Knutson - EVP
Hal Schwartz - SVP & General Counsel
Kathleen Hanrahan - SVP and CAO
Shira Finkel - SVP
Goodmunder Christiansen - EVP
Steve DeLaney - JMP Securities
Bose George - KBW
Mike Taiano - Sandler O'Neill
Jason Weaver - Stern, Agee & Leach
Douglas Harter - Credit Suisse
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the MFA Financial, Inc. Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session, instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder this conference is being recorded.
I’d now like to turn the conference over to Alexandra Giladi. Please go ahead.
Good morning. The information discussed on this conference call today may contain or refer to forward-looking statements regarding MFA Financial, Inc. which reflect management’s beliefs, expectations, and assumptions as to MFA’s future performance and operations.
When used, statements that are not historical in nature, including those containing words such as, will, believe, expect, anticipate, estimate, plan, continue, intend, should, could, would, may or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made.