I am pleased also to announce a number of our officers. Again, I would ask you to stand as I introduce you. Drew Evans, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Hank Linginfelter, Executive Vice President of the Distribution Operations, Ralph Cleveland, Executive Vice President and President of Nicor Gas, Melanie Platt, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Paul Shlanta, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pete Tumminello, Executive Vice President, Wholesale Services, and President of Sequent Energy Management, Bryan Batson, Senior Vice President, of Commercial Operations, Mike Braswell, President of Retail Energy and President and CEO of SouthStar Energy Services, Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Steve Cittadine, President, Storage and Fuels, Jodi Gidley, Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Operations and President of Elizabethtown Gas, Elkton Gas and Virginia Gas, Marshall Lang, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sequent Energy, Ron Lepionka, Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, Steve Lindsey, Senior Vice President, Southern Operations and President of Chattanooga Gas and Atlanta Gas Light and Florida City Gas, Brian Little, our Senior Vice President and CFO of Sequent Energy Management, Mike Pellicci, President, Tropical Shipping, Beth Reese, Senior Vice President and President, Retail Services, Bryan Seas, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Dave Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Joe Surber, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Jay Sutton, Senior Vice President, Operations Services, and Melvin Williams, Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Services, and there are a number of other officers in the room. I would now ask you to stand as a group. Thank you.
As our guest this morning, we have from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allen Crawford. PricewaterhouseCoopers audited our 2011 financial statements and has been selected by our audit committee to conduct the audit of the company for 2012. Mr. Crawford, an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers will be available to answer questions about the financial statement and the audit during that portion of the meeting set aside later for general discussion. Mr. Crawford also will have the opportunity to make a statement on behalf of PricewaterhouseCoopers if he desires to do so.