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April 26, 2012, 8:00 a.m. ET
Melissa Kivett – Senior Vice President, IR
Rob Pollock – President and CEO
Mike Peninger – CFO
Chris Pagano – CIO and Treasurer
Edward Spehar – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Jimmy Bhullar – JP Morgan
Mark Finkelstein – Evercore Partners
Chris Giovanni – Goldman Sachs
Steven Schwartz - Raymond James and Associates
Jeffrey Schuman – Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Mark Hughes – Suntrust
John Nadel – Sterne Agee
Welcome to the Assurant First Quarter 2012 Financial Results conference call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode throughout today’s call, until after our prepared remarks and then we will conduct a question-and-answer session.
I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Melissa Kivett, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Ms. Kivett.
Thanks, Lauren, and good morning, everyone. We look forward to discussing our first quarter 2012 results review. Joining me for Assurant’s conference call are Rob Pollock, our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Peninger, our Chief Financial Officer and Chris Pagano, our Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer.
Yesterday afternoon, we issued a news release announcing our first quarter results. Both the release and corresponding supplemental financial information are available at Assurant.com.
Please not that all prior period financial information presented in the release supplement and on this call reflects the new accounting guidance for deferred acquisition costs, which the company adopted at January 1, 2012.