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February 8, 2012 4:30 pm ET
Taylor Harris – Senior Director, Investor Relations & Business Development
Gerhard F. Burbach – President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Roxanne Oulman – Interim Chief Financial Officer
Danielle Antalffy – Leerink Swann
Matthew Taylor – Barclays Capital
Thomas Gunderson – Piper Jaffray
Lennox Ketner – Bank of America
David Roman – Goldman Sachs
Jayson Bedford – Raymond James
Steven Lichtman – Oppenheimer & Co.
Jason Mills – Canaccord Genuity
Spencer Nam – Thinkequity Llc
Christopher Pasquale – JPMorgan
Larry Biegelsen – Wells Fargo Securities, Llc
Timothy Philosophos – Rodman & Renshaw, LLC
Rajeev Jashnani – UBS
Good day, and welcome to the Thoratec Corporation Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Results Conference Call. As a reminder, today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I'd like to turn the conference over to Mr. Taylor Harris, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Business Development. Please go ahead, sir.
Thanks, Kevin. Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today. With me are Gary Burbach, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Roxanne Oulman, the company's Interim Chief Financial Officer. Gary will discuss highlights from the quarter and fiscal year 2011, and then turn to our key operational and strategic objectives for 2012. Roxanne will review the financial results for the quarter and provide an update on guidance for 2012. We will then open the call to your questions.
Before turning the call over to Gary, I want to remind you that, during the course of today's conference call and the question-and-answer session that follows, we may make projections or other forward-looking statements that are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Securities laws regarding future events or the financial performance of the company.