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July 31, 2012 9:00 am ET
Glen L. Kettering - Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Robert C. Skaggs - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Gas Distribution Segment
Stephen J. Maresca - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Paul T. Ridzon - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Charles J. Fishman - Morningstar Inc., Research Division
James L. Dobson - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to your Q2 2012 NiSource Earnings Conference Call. My name is Deluj, and I will be your operator today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Glen Kettering, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs. Please proceed, sir.
Glen L. Kettering
Thank you, and good morning. On behalf of NiSource, I'd like to welcome you to our quarterly analyst call. Joining me this morning are Bob Skaggs, President and CEO; Steve Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Randy Hulen, Managing Director of Investor Relations.
The focus of today's call is to review our financial performance for the second quarter of this year and to provide a business update. We'll then open the call to your questions. At times during the call, we'll refer to the supplemental slides available on our website at nisource.com. I'd like to remind all of you that some of the statements made on this conference call will be forward-looking and these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Information concerning those risks and uncertainties is included in the MD&A and Risk Factors sections of our periodic SEC filings.