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April 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. ET
Jeff Johnson – Treasurer and P of IR
Lee J. Schram – CEO
Terry D. Peterson – CFO
Charles Strauzer – CJS Securities
John Kraft – D. A. Davidson & Co.
James Clement – Sidoti & Company, LLC
Ben Glaze – Apollo
Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first quarter 2012 Deluxe Corporation earnings conference call. My name is Stacey and I’ll be your conference moderator for today. (Operator Instructions).
I would now like to turn the call over to your host for today, Mr. Jeff Johnson, Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Thank you, Stacey. Welcome to Deluxe Corporation’s 2012 first quarter earnings call. I am Jeff Johnson, Deluxe’s Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer. Joining me on the call today are Lee Schram, Deluxe’s Chief Executive Officer, and Terry Peterson, Deluxe’s Chief Financial Officer. Lee, Terry and I will take questions from analysts after the prepared comments. At that time, the operator will instruct you how to ask a question. In accordance with regulation FD, this call is open to all interested parties. A replay of the call will be available by a telephone and Deluxe’s website. I will provide instructions for accessing the replay at the conclusion of our teleconference.
Before I begin, let me make this brief cautionary statement. Comments made today regarding financial estimates and projections, and any other statements addressing management intentions and expectations regarding the company’s future performance, are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As such, these comments are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Additional information about various factors that could cause actual results to differ from those projected are contained in the news release that we issued this morning and in the company’s form10-K for the year ended December 31st, 2011. In addition, the financial and statistical information that will be reviewed during this call is addressed in greater detail in today’s press release, which is posted in the news and investor relations section of our website at www.deluxe.com, and was furnished to the FCC on the form 8-K filed this morning. In particular, any non-GAAP financial measures are reconciled to the comparable GAAP financial measures in the press release. Now, I’ll turn the call over to Lee.