Republic Services (RSG) Q3 2011 Earnings Call October 27, 2011 5:00 pm ET Executives Donald W. Slager - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Edward A. Lang - Senior Vice President and Treasurer Tod C. Holmes - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Analysts Albert Leo Kaschalk - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division Hamzah Mazari - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Michael E. Hoffman - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division Scott J Levine - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Corey Greendale - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division William H. Fisher - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good afternoon, and welcome to the Third Quarter Call for Investors in Republic Services. Republic Services is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RSG. Your host for today's call are Don Slager, President and CEO; Tod Holmes, CFO; and Ed Lang, Republic's Senior Vice President and Treasurer. This call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Mr. Lang. Good afternoon, Mr. Lang. Edward A. Lang Thank you. Welcome, good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. This is Ed Lang, and I would like to welcome everyone to Republic Services' Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call. Don Slager, our CEO; and Tod Holmes, our CFO, are joining me as we discuss our third quarter performance. Before we get started, I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that some of the information that we discuss on today’s call contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and may be materially different from actual results. Our SEC filings discuss factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.