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August 2, 2012 10:00 am ET
Paul Johnson - Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Management
Teresa Madden - Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ben Fowke - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Travis Miller - Morningstar Security Research
Kit Konolige - BGC Financial
Ali Agha - SunTrust
Paul Fremont - Jeffries
Dan Eggers - Credit Suisse
Michael Bates - D.A. Davidson
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Xcel Energy second quarter 2012 earnings conference call. During today's presentation, all parties will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, the conference will be opened for questions. (Operator Instructions) This conference is being recorded today, August 2, 2012.
I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Paul Johnson. Please go ahead, sir.
Thank you. Welcome to Xcel Energy's second quarter 2012 earnings release conference call. With me today are Ben Fowke, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Teresa Madden, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Dave Sparby, Senior Vice President and Revenue Group President; Scott Wilensky, Senior Vice President and General Counsel; George Tyson, Vice President and Treasurer; and Jeff Savage, Vice President and Controller.
Today, we will provide you with an update on recent business developments, discuss second quarter results, and update you on our 2012 guidance. Please note that there are slides that accompany today's call which are available on our webpage. In addition, we will also post a short video at our website with Teresa Madden summarizing our results. We encourage you to check it out. As a reminder, some of our comments may contain forward-looking information. Significant factors that could cause results to differ from those anticipated are described in our earnings release and our filings with the SEC.