Valley National Bancorp (VLY)
Q22012 Earnings Call
July 26, 2012 11:00 am ET
Dianne Grenz - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
Gerald Lipkin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Alan Eskow - Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Steven Alexopoulos - JPMorgan Chase
Craig Siegenthaler - Credit Suisse
Dan Werner - Morningstar
Travis Lan - Stifel Nicolaus
David Darst - Guggenheim Securities
Brian Kleinhanzl - KBW
Nancy Bush – Research, LLC
Matthew Breese - Sterne Agee
Ross Haberman – Haberman Management
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Valley National Banks’ second quarter earnings conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that time.
[Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference cal is being recorded. I would like to introduce your host for today’s conference Ms. Dianne Grenz. Madam, you may begin.
Good morning. Welcome to Valley's second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. If you have not read the earnings release we issued earlier this morning, you may access it along with the financial tables and schedules for the second quarter from our website at valleynationalbank.com.
Comments made during this call may contain forward-looking statements relating to Valley National Bancorp and the banking industry. Valley encourages participants to refer to our SEC filings, including those found on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q for a complete discussion of forward-looking statements.
And now I would like to turn the call over to Valley's Chairman, President and CEO, Gerald Lipkin.