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

HickoryTech Corporation ( HTCO)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

March 7, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Jennifer Spaude – Director, IR

John Finke – President and CEO

David Christensen – SVP and CFO

Analysts

Justine Ruiss – Sidoti

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Lindsay, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the HickoryTech’s Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session.

(Operator Instructions)

Thank you. Ms. Jennifer Spaude, Director of Investor Relations and Marketing please go ahead.

Jennifer Spaude

Good morning, and thank you for joining HickoryTech’s fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call. I’m Jennifer Spaude and with me today are John Finke, HickoryTech’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and David Christensen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Before we get started, I will refer you to the Investor Relations section of our website at hickorytech.com where you will find a presentation for today’s call.

Our Safe Harbor statement is shown on slide 2 of the presentation. As a reminder information in today’s presentation contains certain statements and predictions that are not historical facts but are forward-looking in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which HickoryTech operates and management’s beliefs and assumptions as of the time of this call.

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