Northgate Mineral Corporation (NXG) Q2 2010 Earnings Call August 10, 2010 10:00 am ET Executives Ken Stowe - President and CEO Jon Douglas - SVP and CFO Analysts Steven Butler - Canaccord Genuity Mike Parkin - Bank of America. David Christie - Scotia Capital Michael Anthony PresentationOperator
Good morning my name is Christopher and I will be your conference operator today. At this time I would like to welcome everyone to the Northgate Mineral Corporation second quarter results 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) I’d now like to turn the call over to Mr. Ken Stowe, President and CEO of Northgate Mineral Corporation. You may begin your conference. Ken Stowe Thanks operator and good morning everyone. As Northgate’s CEO it’s my pleasure to welcome you to our second quarter 2010 conference call and webcast. Before we get started I want to call your attention to several points. First of all this morning’s Q2 news release can be found in the news release section of our website at www.northgateminerals.com. Secondly for those of you who are using the traditional conference call lines, slides for today’s presentation are also available on our website under the calendar of events tab. Lastly for those of you using the conference call lines who would like to try the webcast instead you can gain access to it by clicking the conference call and webcast header on Northgate’s homepage and following the instructions. Jon Douglas, CFO will begin today’s formal presentation by providing an overview of our quarterly operational and financial results and afterwards I will provide more details on our operations and discuss our exploration and growth initiatives.