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Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ)
Caiman Acquisition Analyst Call
March 20, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET
Travis Campbell – Head of Investor Relations
Alan S. Armstrong – President and Chief Executive Officer
Don R. Chappel – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Gundlach – First Eagle Investment Management LLC
Carl Kirst – BMO Capital Markets
Becca Followill – USCA Securities LLC
Helen Ryoo – Barclays Capital
Dmitry Baron – Decade Capital Management LLC
Dan Hines – Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.
Vedula Murti – CDP Capital United States
Good day, everyone, and welcome to The Williams Companies, Inc. Conference Call. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. Travis Campbell. Please go ahead, sir.
Thank you, and as always thanks for your interest in the company. Today, we are here to discuss the exciting acquisition we announced at the close of business yesterday. As you for sure noticed, we also accelerated the WMB dividend and gave updated guidance for 2011, for 2012, and 2013, as well as provided 2014 guidance for the first time. Alan Armstrong, Don Chappel, and Rory Miller, are here with me this morning. And in a minute, Don and Alan will quickly go through these exciting developments and then we’ll take your questions.
Before I turn it over to Alan, let me remind you that a few of the slides today in today’s presentation that the few slides in today’s presentation are available on the web at williams.com or on williamslp.com. Also you can find there more detailed schedules with the 2012 through 2014 guidance. Also you can find where any non-GAAP numbers have been reconciled back to GAAP numbers. On slide two and three of today’s presentation is our disclaimer on any forward-looking statements. You should review those pages.