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August 02, 2012 2:00 p.m. ET
Jay Finks – Director of Finance
Jack Lipinski – Chief Executive Officer
Frank Pici – Chief Financial Officer
Stan Riemann – Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Peter – Siemens
Chi Chow – Macquarie Bank
Rakesh Advani – Credit Suisse
Greetings and welcome to the CVR Energy Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Jay Finks, Director of Finance. Thank you, Mr. Finks. You may begin.
Thank you, Latonya, good afternoon. We very much appreciate you joining us this afternoon for our CVR Energy second quarter 2012 earnings call. With me are Jack Lipinski, our Chief Executive Officer; Frank Pici, our Chief Financial Officer; and Stan Riemann, our Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to discussing our 2012 second quarter results, let me remind you that this conference call may contain forward-looking statements, as that term is defined under federal securities law. For this purpose, any statements made during this call that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.
Without limiting the foregoing, the words, believes, anticipates, plans and expects and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You are cautioned that these statements may be affected by important factors set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in our latest earnings release. As a result, actual operations or results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.