Assurant, Inc. (AIZ)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
July 26, 2012, 8:00 a.m. ET
Melissa Kivett – Senior Vice President, IR
Chris Giovanni – Goldman SachsSteven Schwartz - Raymond James and AssociatesMark Finkelstein – Evercore PartnersJohn Nadel – Sterne Agee & LeachSean Dargan – Macquarie Capital Edward Spehar – BofA/Merrill LynchJeffrey Schuman – Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsMark Hughes – Suntrust Robinson HumphreyPresentation
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Thanks so much, and good morning everyone. We look forward to discussing our second quarter 2012 results with you. Joining me on Assurant's conference call are Rob Pollock, our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Peninger, our Chief Financial Officer, and Chris Pagano, our Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer.Yesterday afternoon, we issued a news release announcing our second quarter results. Both the release and corresponding supplemental financial information are available on our website at Assurant.com. As a reminder, all prior period financial information presented in the release supplement and on this call reflects the new accounting guidance for deferred acquisition costs, which the company adopted as of January 1st, 2012. We'll start today's call with brief remarks from Rob and Mike, and Chris participating in the Q and A session.
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