KKR Financial Holdings LLC (KFN)
Annual Shareholder Meeting Call
April 25, 2012 12:00 pm ET
Paul Hazen - Chairman
Bill Sonneborn - President &CEO
Nicole Macarchuk - General Counsel & Secretary
Before proceeding further, I will introduce the members of the Board of Directors that are here with us today. Mr. Sonneborn who is the company's CEO; Tracy Collins; Robert Edwards; Debbie McAneny; Paul Finigan; Ely Licht; Scott Nuttall; Scott Ryles; Ross Kari. Also on the phone, there is another member of the Board of Directors, Willy Strothotte.
Members of management who are with us today, Mike McFerran, the company's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer; Nicole Macarchuk, Company' General Counsel and Secretary; Jeff Van Horn who is the company's Executive Vice President and Director of Tax.
First business item on the agenda is to elect 12 directors to the company's Board of Directors is to serve. Second business item on the agenda is the ratification of the Employment [Audit] Committee of the Board of Directors of Deloitte & Touche as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Before turning to these items, I would like to review the rule of the meeting. Shareholders who would like to speak are welcome to do so in accordance with the (inaudible). Shareholders may ask questions regarding the items on the agenda and I will call for any questions from the course as each item is discussed.