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Solar Capital Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Solar Capital (SLRC)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 01, 2012 10:00 am ET


Michael S. Gross - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

Richard L. Peteka - Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Spohler - Chief Operating Officer and Director


Mickey M. Schleien - Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Research Division

Arren Cyganovich - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Jonathan Bock - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Greg Mason - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Casey J. Alexander - Gilford Securities Inc., Research Division

Justin Baker



Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2012 Solar Capital Ltd. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Chantilly, and I'll be your facilitator for today's call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the presentation over to your host for today, Mr. Michael Gross, Chairman and CEO. Please proceed, sir.

Michael S. Gross

Thank you, and good morning. Welcome to Solar Capital Ltd's earnings call for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. I'm joined here today by Bruce Spohler, our Chief Operating Officer; and Richard Peteka, reporting on his first quarter as our Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining our team, Rich served as Apollo Investment Corp.'s CFO for nearly 8 years through February 2012. I have personally hired him back in June 2004 when I was a CEO of Apollo. Rich, I'd like reiterate how pleased we are to have you on the Solar Capital team, and before we begin, would you please start off by covering the webcast and forward-looking statements?

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