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NiSource's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

NiSource (NI)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 01, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Glen L. Kettering - Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Robert C. Skaggs - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Stephen P. Smith - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

Paul T. Ridzon - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Stephen J. Maresca - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Ashar Khan

Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

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

Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

James L. Dobson - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

Andrew Levi - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division

Rebecca Followill - U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, Research Division

Bryan Joseph Spratt - Miller Howard Investments, Inc.

Josh Golden

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 NiSource Earnings Conference Call. My name is Carissa, and I will be your coordinator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I will now turn the presentation over to your host for today's conference, Mr. Glen Kettering, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Please proceed.

Glen L. Kettering

Thank you, Carissa, and good morning, 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 fourth quarter and full year of 2011 and to provide a business update. We'll then open the call to your questions.

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