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Greetings and welcome to the Golden Star Resources’ Second Quarter Earnings 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, Tom Mair, President and CEO for Golden Star Resources. Thank you, sir. You may begin.
Thank you. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m Tom Mair, President and CEO of Golden Star Resources. Welcome to our 2012 second quarter conference call. Joining me on the call today are Sam Coetzer, Chief Operating Officer; Bruce Higson-Smith, Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development; and Roger Palmer, our Chief Financial Officer.
During the course of our presentation today, we will be making forward-looking statements based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. There are many factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements. So I encourage you to review the Safe Harbor language and to remain as current as possible with our activities by reviewing our news releases, website and our SEC filings on EDGAR and/or SEDAR, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q. As always, unless otherwise stated, all references to currency amounts will be in U.S. dollars.
Today, we’ll be reviewing our financial and operational results for the second quarter and six months periods ended June 30, 2012. We’ll also be commenting on operating and development activities, exploration activities, the outlook for the balance of 2012, and then I’ll provide some closing remarks. Following the presentation, we will open the call to questions from analysts.