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May 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m. ET
Mark DeRussy – Director of Finance
Jeffrey Stoops – President and CEO
Brendan Cavanagh – SVP and CFO
Jonathan Atkin – RBC Capital Markets
Philip Cusick – JP Morgan
Ric Prentiss – Raymond James
David Barden – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Jonathan Chaplin – Credit Suisse
Jonathan Schildkraut – Evercore Partners
Simon Flannery – Morgan Stanley
James Ratcliffe – Barclays Capital
Jason Armstrong – Goldman Sachs
Suhail Chandy – Wedbush Securities
Brett Feldman - Deutsche Bank
Michael Rollins – Citi Investment Research
Colby Synesael – Cowen & Co.
Kevin Smithen – Macquarie Securities
Chris Larsen – Piper Jaffray
(Zach Corbett) – Macquarie Securities
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for holding. Welcome to the SBA First Quarter Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we conduct a question-and-answer session, instructions will be given at that time. (Operator instructions). As a reminder, the conference is being recorded.
I will now turn the conference over to the Director of Finance, Mr. Mark DeRussy. Please go ahead, sir.
Thank you, Eddie, good morning everyone, and thank you for joining us for SBA’s first quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Here with me today are Jeff Stoops, our President and Chief Executive Officer; and Brendan Cavanagh, our Chief Financial Officer.
Some of the information we will discuss in this call is forward-looking. This information includes, but is not limited to any guidance for 2012 and beyond, and other statements that are proceeded by or includes the words believe, expect, intend, estimates, anticipates, will, may, could, should, or similar expressions.