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The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (PNX)
Annual Meeting of Shareholders Call
May 15, 2012 10:00 am ET
Tom Johnson - Chairman
John Mulrain - Corporate Secretary, EVP and General Counsel
Jim Wehr - President and CEO
[Technical Difficulty] …Sam and Hartford and in accordance with the notice of the meeting, I now call it to order.
Before we begin, I would like to ask anyone with a Blackberry or iPhone or similar device to please turn them off. The wireless microphone in this room pickup the signals from these devices and will create interference which would be unpleasant. Thank you.
An agenda is on each chair and it includes procedures on the back. My job today is conduct the meeting so that we can cover all the legal requirements and also ensure that management has time to communicate important information about Phoenix and that all of you have time to ask any questions and share any comments on topics important to you as the owners of this company. That is why for each of the proposals presented in Shareholder Access, we have set aside time for you to ask questions and make comments. We also have time for questions and discussion after that.
Let me go through some of the formalities on disclosures right now. I don’t expect you to be able to read this, but the entire presentation is posted on the Investor Relations section of our website. The point of the slide is that our presentations today may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and actual results may differ materially from those suggested by forward-looking statements. Please refer to the Safe Harbor disclosures contained in our 2011 annual report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings.