MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)
Q2 2012 Earnings Results Conference
August 6, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Stewart Zimmerman - Chairman and CEO
William S. Gorin - President
Stephen D. Yarad - CFO
Craig L. Knutson - EVP
Ron Freydberg - EVP
Harold Schwartz - SVP and General Counsel
Kathleen Hanrahan - SVP and CAO
Shira Finkel - SVP
Goodmunder Christiansen - VP
Alexandra Giladi – Investor Relations
Steven DeLaney - JMP Securities
Ryan O'Steen - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Douglas Harter - Credit Suisse
Joel Houck - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division
Richard Shane - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Stephen Laws - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc
Christopher Donat – Sandler O'Neill & Partners L.P., Research Division
Arren Cyganovich - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the MFA Financial Inc. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
I’d now like to turn the conference over to our host Ms. Alexandra Giladi. Please go ahead.
Good morning. The information discussed on this conference call today may contain or refer to forward-looking statements regarding MFA Financial, Inc., which reflects management’s beliefs, expectations and assumptions as to MFA’s future performance and operations.
When used, statements that are not historical in nature including those containing words such as will, believe, expect, anticipate, estimate, plan, continue, intend, should, could, would, may or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they’re made.