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July 26, 2012 5:00 pm ET
Edward A. Lang - Senior Vice President of Treasury and Risk Management
Donald W. Slager - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Tod C. Holmes - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Hamzah Mazari - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Corey Greendale - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division
Albert Leo Kaschalk - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division
Michael E. Hoffman - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division
Scott J. Levine - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
William H. Fisher - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division
Vance H. Edelson - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Adam R. Thalhimer - BB&T Capital Markets, Research Division
Good afternoon, and welcome to the second quarter 2012 call for investors in Republic Services. Republic Services is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RSG. Your host for today's call are Don Slager, President and CEO, Tod Holmes, CFO; and Ed Lang, Republic's Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Today's call is being recorded [Operator Instructions] .
It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mr. Lang. Good afternoon, Mr. Lang.
Edward A. Lang
Thank you, Victor. Welcome, good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. This is Ed Lang, and I would like to welcome everyone to Republic Services' Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Don Slager, our CEO; and Tod Holmes, our CFO, are joining me as we discuss our second quarter performance.