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August 02, 2012 11:30 am ET
David M. McClanahan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Gary L. Whitlock - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
C. Gregory Harper - Senior Vice President and Group President of Energy Pipelines & Field Services
Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.
Andrew Weisel - Macquarie Research
Ali Agha - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division
John Edwards - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
James Krapfel - Morningstar Inc., Research Division
Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Good morning, and welcome to CenterPoint Energy's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call with senior management. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Carla Kneipp [ph], Vice President of Investor Relations. Mrs. Kneipp [ph]?
Thank you very much, Sarah. Good morning, everyone. This is Carla Kneipp [ph], Vice President of Investor Relations for CenterPoint Energy. I'd like to welcome you to our second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. Thank you for joining us today.
David McClanahan, President and CEO; and Gary Whitlock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide highlights on key activities, and our business unit leaders will discuss the second quarter 2012 results for their respective segments. In addition, we have other members of management with us who may assist in answering questions following the prepared remarks.
Our earnings press release and Form 10-Q filed earlier today are posted on our website, which is centerpointenergy.com, under the Investors section. I remind you that any projections or forward-looking statements made during this call are subject to the cautionary statements on forward-looking information in the company's filings with the SEC.