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August 8, 2012 1:30 pm ET
Deepak Dutt – Vice President, Investor Relations
Dean A. Manson – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael T. Dugan – President and Chief Executive Officer
Pradman P. Kaul – President and Chief Executive Officer, Hughes Communications, Inc.
Kenneth G. Carroll – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Amy Yong – Macquarie Research Equities
Chris Quilty – Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Adam Spielman – PPM America
Good afternoon everyone. My name is Sara, and I’ll be the conference operator today. At this time, I’d like to welcome you all to the EchoStar Corporation Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Thank you.
I’d now like to turn the call over to your host Mr. Deepak Dutt, Vice President of Investor Relations. You may begin your conference.
Thank you, operator, and good day, everybody. Welcome to EchoStar’s second quarter 2012 earnings call.
I’m joined today by Mike Dugan, our CEO; Ken Carroll, CFO; Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes; Mark Jackson, President of EchoStar Technologies; Anders Johnson, President of EchoStar Satellite Services, Grant Barber, CFO of Hughes; Dean Manson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; and Tom McElroy, Controller.
As you know, we invite media to participate in listen-only mode on the call and ask that you not identify participants or their phones in your reports. We also do not allow audio taping, which we ask that you respect.