I need to direct you to Slide 3 of our presentation and to point out that this presentation contains forward-looking statements within the definition of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Safe Harbor Rules including projected results for Integrys Energy Group and its subsidiaries. Forward-looking statements contain factors that are beyond our ability to control and, in many cases, we cannot predict what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement contained in this presentation, whether the result of new information, future events, or otherwise. This slide is a condensed summary on forward-looking statements, and you are encouraged to read and understand the more specific language that is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K we filed last night, the forward-looking statements section of yesterday's news release, and Slide 48 in this appendix.
Slide 4 indicate that today's presentation includes non-GAAP financial information related to diluted earnings per share adjusted and adjusted earnings and/or loss. We believe that these are useful financial measures for providing investors with additional insight into our operating performance because they eliminate the effects of certain items that are not comparable from one period to the other. Please review the text of this slide for more information regarding these non-GAAP financial measures.
I will now turn this call over to Charlie Schrock.
Charlie SchrockThanks Steve. Good morning everyone, and thanks for joining us on the call today. I'll begin by providing a high level overview of our 2011 financial results and operating highlights. Joe O'Leary will then discuss our financial results in more detail and provide a summary of our financing outlook for 2012. And as usual, we will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
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