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August 02, 2012 3:00 pm ET
Robert L. Goocher - Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer
Carl L. Chapman - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President
Jerome A. Benkert - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, President of Vectren Shared Services and Director of VUHI
Sarah Akers - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Good afternoon, my name is Adam, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Vectren Corporation Second Quarter Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] Thank you. Robert Goocher, Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations for Vectren Corporation, you may begin your conference.
Robert L. Goocher
Thank you, operator. Good afternoon, and thank all of you for joining us on the call today to review our 2012 second quarter results. This call is being webcast, and shortly following its conclusion, a replay will be available on our website at vectren.com in the Investor Relations section. Yesterday, we released our quarterly earnings, and this morning we filed our second quarter 10-Q. Copies of our earnings release, today's slide presentation and the 10-Q can all be found on our website.
As further described on Slide 2, I would like to remind you that many of the statements made on this call will be forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in this presentation.
Carl Chapman, Vectren's Chairman, President and CEO, will provide opening comments on the quarter and review our updated 2012 earnings guidance before turning it over to Jerry Benkert, Executive Vice President and CFO, who will further discuss second quarter results and expectations from the specific businesses for the remainder of 2012. Following our prepared remarks, we will be glad to answer questions. Also joining us on today's call is Ron Christian, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer.