Westar Energy's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Westar Energy, Inc. (WR)

Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call

February 24, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Bruce Burns – Director of Investor Relations

Tony Somma – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Mark Ruelle – President & Chief Executive Officer

Doug Sterbenz – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Michael Lennen – Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Greg Greenwood – Senior Vice President, Strategy

Andy Levi – Caris & Company

Travis Miller – Morningstar

Mike Lapides – Goldman Sachs

Sarah Akers – Wells Fargo

Ashar Khan – Visium Asset Management

Shar Pourreza – Citigroup

David Paz – Bank of America

Michael Bates – D.A. Davidson

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the fourth quarter 2011 Westar Energy earnings conference call. My name is Jeff and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Bruce Burns, Director of Investor Relations. And you have the floor, sir.

Bruce Burns

Thank you, good morning. I am Bruce Burns, Director of Investor Relations for Westar Energy. Welcome to our year-end 2011 conference call.

Last night, we filed our 10-K and posted it along with the earnings release and supplemental materials on our Website at westarenergy.com. They could be found under Supplemental Materials within our Investors section of our Website. Some of our remarks will be forward-looking. So, I remind you of uncertainties inherent in our comments during this call or that we may have included in materials that supplement the release.

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