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July 17, 2012 8:45 am ET
David Starling – President, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Upchurch – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
David Ebbrecht – Executive Vice President, Operations
Patrick Ottensmeyer – Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
José Zozaya – President, Executive Representative – KCM Mexico
Bill Greene – Morgan Stanley
Chris Wetherbee – Citigroup
Ken Hoexter – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jeff Kauffman – Sterne Agee
John Barnes – RBC Capital Markets
Anthony Gallo – Wells Fargo
Tom Wadewitz – JP Morgan
Scott Group – Wolfe Trahan & Co.
Tyler Brown – Raymond James
Allison Landry – Credit Suisse
Matt Troy – Susquehanna Financial Advisors
Brad Delco – Stephens Inc.
Greetings and welcome to the Kansas City Southern Second Quarter 2012 Earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question and answer session will follow the formal presentation. If anyone should require operator assistance during the conference, please press star, zero on your telephone keypad. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
This presentation includes statements concerning potential future events involving the Company which could materially differ from the events that actually occur. The differences could be caused by a number of factors, including those factors identified in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC. The Company is not obligated to update any forward-looking statements in this presentation to reflect future events or developments. All reconciliations to GAAP can be found on the KCS website,
It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, David Starling, President and Chief Executive Officer for Kansas City Southern. Mr. Starling, you may begin.