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August 7, 2012 1:00 PM ET
Irene Prezelj – VP, IR
Tony Alexander – President and CEO
Mark Clark – EVP and CFO
James Pearson – VP and Treasurer
Donald Schneider – President
Leila Vespoli – EVP, General Counsel
Dan Eggers – Credit Suisse
Julien Dumoulin-Smith – UBS
Gregg Orrill – Barclays
Ashar Khan – Visium
Stephen Byrd – Morgan Stanley
Paul Patterson – Glenrock Associates
Paul Ridzon – KeyBanc
Hugh Wynne – Sanford Bernstein
Andrew Levi – Avon Capital
Greetings and welcome to the FirstEnergy Corp. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings 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, Irene Prezelj, Vice President, Investor Relations for FirstEnergy Corp. Thank you. Ms. Prezelj. You may begin.
Thank you, Latonya, and good afternoon. During this conference call, we will make various forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects, and other aspects of the business of FirstEnergy Corp. are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.