MFA Financial, Inc. ( MFA)

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

August 3, 2011 10:00 AM ET


Alexandra Gelardi (ph)

Stewart Zimmerman – Chairman and CEO

Craig Knutson – EVP

Ron Freydberg – EVP

Goodmunder Christiansen (ph) – EVP

Bill Gorin – President


Jason Weaver – Sterne Agee

Steve DeLaney – JMP Securities

Bose George – KBW

Jason Arnold – RBC Capital

Douglas Harter – Credit Suisse

Daniel Furtado – Jefferies

Mike Widner – Stifel Nicolaus

Henry Coffey – Sterne Agee



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the MFA Financial, Inc. second quarter 2011 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. And later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session with instructions being given at that time. (Operator Instructions). As a reminder, this conference is being recorded today.

I would like to turn the conference over to Alexandra Gelardi (ph) for opening remarks. Please go ahead.

Alexandra Gelardi (ph)

Good morning. The information discussed on this conference call today may contain or refer to forward-looking statements regarding MFA Financial, Inc. that reflect management’s beliefs, expectations, and assumptions as to MFA’s future performance and operations.

When used, statements which are not historical in nature, including those containing words such as believe, expect, anticipate, estimate, plan, continue, intend, should, may or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made.

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