Piedmont Office Realty Trust's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (PDM)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 10, 2012 10:00 ET

Executives

Don Miller – Chief Executive Officer

Robert Bowers – Chief Financial Officer

Ray Owens – Executive Vice President

Laura Moon – Chief Accounting Officer

Bo Reddic – EVP of Real Estate Operations

Eddie Guilbert – VP of Finance and Strategic Planning

Analysts

Michael Knott – Green Street Advisors

Dave Rodgers – RBC Capital Markets

Anthony Paolone – JPMorgan

Brendan Maiorana – Wells Fargo

Chris Caton - Morgan Stanley

Paul Adornato – BMO Capital Market

John Guinee – Stifel Nicolaus

Michael Harmon – Midwest

Presentation

Operator

Greetings, and welcome to the Piedmont Office Realty Trust Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instruction) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Robert Bowers, Chief Financial Officer for Piedmont Office Realty Trust. Thank you, Mr. Bowers, you may begin.

Robert Bowers – Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, operator. Good morning. Welcome to Piedmont’s fourth quarter 2011 conference call. Last night, in addition to posting our earnings release, we also filed our Form 8-K, which included our unaudited quarterly and annual supplemental information. This information is available for your review on our website at www.piedmontreit.com under the Investor Relations section. On today’s call, the company’s prepared remarks and answers to your questions will contain forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address matters, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those discussed today.

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