During the course of this call, we will make projections and certain other statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our financial results and future events to differ materially from those expressed in or underlying such forward-looking statements.
We refer you to the company’s report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of the factors that could cause the company’s actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in this call. The information being provided today is as of this date only. And except as required by federal securities laws the company does not undertake a duty to update any such information.
In addition, during the course of the conference call, we will describe certain non-GAAP financial measures which should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, comparable GAAP financial measures. Please note that in our press release, Medical Properties Trust has reconciled all non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in accordance with Reg G requirements. You can also refer to our website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com for the most directly comparable financial measures and related reconciliations.
I will now turn the call over to our Chief Executive Officer, Ed Aldag.Ed Aldag Thank you, Charles, and thanks to all of you for joining us today for our 2012 second quarter earnings call. It’s always rewarding when a good plan produces the results that you had hoped for and that’s exactly what our second quarter results show. Since the beginning of 2011 through today, we have acquired more than $850 million in assets. During that time period, we raised enough capital to meet those needs and still leave us with approximately $400 million in liquidity.
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