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Piedmont Office Realty Trust Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Piedmont Office Realty Trust (PDM)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 02, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Robert E. Bowers - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Donald A. Miller - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

Anthony Paolone - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Michael Knott - Green Street Advisors, Inc., Research Division

Brendan Maiorana - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

John W. Guinee - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Paul E. Adornato - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Chris Caton - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the Piedmont Office Realty Trust Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Robert Bowers, Chief Financial Officer. Thank you, Mr. Bowers. You may begin.

Robert E. Bowers

Thank you, operator. Good morning and welcome to Piedmont's Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Last night, in addition to posting our earnings release, we also filed our quarterly Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, which includes our unaudited supplemental information, all of which are available on our website at piedmontreit.com, under our Investor Relations section.

On today's call, the company's prepared remarks and answers to your questions will contain forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Now forward-looking statements address matters which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those we discussed today. Examples of forward-looking statements include those related to Piedmont's future revenues and operating income and financial guidance, as well as future leasing and investment activity. You should not place any undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements as these statements speak only as of the date they are made. We encourage all of our listeners to review the more detailed discussion related to risk associated with forward-looking statements contained in the company's filings with the SEC, including our most recent Form 10-Q.

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