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Good morning. My name is Lindsay and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the HickoryTech’s Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)
Thank you. Jennifer Spaude, Director of Investor Relations and Marketing, you may begin.
Good morning and thank you for joining HickoryTech’s second quarter 2012 earnings call. I’m Jennifer Spaude and with me today are John Finke, HickoryTech’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and David Christensen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Before we get started, I’ll refer you to the Investor Relations section of our website at hickorytech.com where you will find a presentation for today’s call.
Our Safe Harbor statement is shown on slide 2 of this presentation. As a reminder, information in today’s presentation contains certain statements and predictions that are not historical facts, but are forward-looking in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry in which HickoryTech operates, and management’s beliefs and assumptions as of the time of this call.
Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those indicated or suggested by any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.