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May 7, 2012 11:00 am ET
Scott Caldwell – President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Stephen Jones – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tracy Thom – Vice President, Investor Relations
Sam Crittenden – RBC Capital Markets
Brian Christie – Desjardins Securities
Mike Kozac – Cormark Securities
Steve Butler – Canaccord Genuity
Sean Campbell – Macquarie Securities
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Allied Nevada Q1 2012 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call. (Operator instructions.) I would like to remind everyone that this conference call is being recorded today, Monday, May 7, 2012, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. I will now turn the conference over to Tracy Thom, Vice President Investor Relations. Please go ahead.
Thanks so much, and thanks everyone for joining us this morning. We issued our Q1 earnings release this morning before market open. On the call today is Scott Caldwell, our President and CEO; and Steve Jones, Executive Vice President and CFO, who will discuss the results of that release. The call will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Before we begin please note that certain statements we make during this call may contain forward-looking information. For additional information we advise listeners to read the cautionary statements regarding forward-looking information contained in our press releases and on our website. I’ll now turn the call over to Scott Caldwell.