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July 31, 2012 11:00 am ET
Paula Waters - Vice President of Investor Relations
J. Wayne Leonard - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Committee
Leo P. Denault - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Theodore H. Bunting - Group President of Utility Operations
Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Dan Eggers - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Greg Gordon - ISI Group Inc., Research Division
Julien Dumoulin-Smith - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Paul Patterson - Glenrock Associates LLC
Michael J. Lapides - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Stephen Byrd - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Good day, everyone, and welcome to the Entergy Corporation's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, for introductions and opening comments, I would like to turn the call over to the Vice President of Investor Relations, Ms. Paula Waters. Please go ahead.
Good morning, and thank you for joining us. We'll begin this morning with comments from Entergy's Chairman and CEO, Wayne Leonard; and then Leo Denault, our CFO, will review results. [Operator Instructions] As part of today's conference call, Entergy Corporation makes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there are factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these factors is included in the company's SEC filings.