Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. (RBA) Q2 2010 Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2010 11:00 AM ET Executives Peter Blake – CEO Jeremy Black – VP, Business Development Rob Mackay – President Rob McLeod – CFO Robert Armstrong – COO Analysts Nate Borchmann – William Blair & Co. Scott Stember – Sidoti & Co. Ben Cherniavsky – Raymond James Jamie Sullivan – RBC Capital Markets Lawrence De Maria – Sterne Agee David Wells – Thompson Research Group Scott Schneeberger – Oppenheimer Matt McGary (ph) – Sentinel Investments PresentationOperator
Good morning. My name is Andrea and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Q2 2010 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Thank you. I would now like to turn the call over to our host, Mr. Peter Blake, CEO for Ritchie Brothers. Please go ahead, sir. Peter Blake Thanks, Andrea. That’s quite a mouthful. Hey, thank you. Good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us today on the call today, Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers Q2 2010 Investor Call. I’m Peter Blake, CEO of Ritchie Brothers. I’m joined on the call today, here in Vancouver with Bob Armstrong, our Chief Operating Officer, Rob Mackay, our President, Rob McLeod, our CFO and Jeremy Black, our Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Secretary. Before we get to the business of today’s call, I would like to make a Safe Harbor statement. The following discussion will include forward-looking statements as defined by SEC and Canadian rules and regulations. Comments that are not statements of fact, including projections of future earnings, revenue, gross auction proceeds or other financial items are considered forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.