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February 8, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Linda Ventresca – Executive Vice President, Corporate Development Officer
John Charman – CEO and President
Albert Benchimol – Chief Financial Officer
Josh Shanker – Deutsche Bank
Vinay Misquith – Evercore
Matthew Heimermann – JPMorgan
Brian Meredith – UBS
Jay Cohen – Bank of America
Good morning, and welcome to the AXIS Capital fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. (Operator instructions) Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Linda Ventresca. Please go ahead.
Thank you, Amy. And good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am happy to welcome you to our conference call to discuss the financial results for AXIS Capital for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Our earnings press release and our financial supplement were issued yesterday evening after the market closed. If you would like copies, please visit the Investor Information section of our website www.axiscapital.com.
We set aside one hour for today’s call, which is also available as an audio webcast through the Investor Information section of our website. A replay of the teleconference will be available by dialing 877-344-7529 in the United States. The international number is 412-317-0088. The conference code for both replay dial-in numbers is 10008393.
With me on today’s call are John Charman, our CEO and President, and Albert Benchimol, our CFO. Before I turn the call over to John, I will remind everyone that statements made during this call, including the question-and-answer session, which are not historical facts, may be forward-looking statements within the meanings of the US federal securities laws.