Charter Communication Inc. (CHTR) Q4 2011 Earnings Call February 27, 2012 09:00 am ET Executives Robin Gutzler - VP, IR Thomas M. Rutledge - President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher L. Winfrey - EVP and Chief Financial Officer Donald F. Detampel – EVP Technology and President Commercial Services Analysts Philip Cusick – JPMorgan Jeff Wlodarczak – Pivotal Research Group Stefan Anninger – Credit Suisse Group Bryan Kraft – Evercore Partners Jason Bazinet – Citigroup Amy Yong – Macquarie Research Equities David Joyce – Miller Tabak & Company Frank Louthan - Raymond James Rich Tullo – Albert Fried & Company Lance Vitanza - CRT Capital Group Vijay Jayant - ISI Group Tuna Amobi - Standard & Poor's Equity Group James Ratcliffe - Barclays Capital PresentationOperator
Good morning and welcome to Charter’s Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent background noise. (Operator instructions) Thank you. And Ms. Gutzler, you may begin your conference. Robin Gutzler Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Charter’s 2011 fourth quarter earnings call. This morning we issued a press release over PR Newswire at 8:00 am Eastern Time detailing our results. Before we proceed, I’d like to remind you that there a number of risk factors and other cautionary statements contained in our SEC filings, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. We will not review those risk factors and other cautionary statements on this call. However, we encourage you to read them carefully. Various remarks that we make in this call concerning expectations, predictions, plans and prospects constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from historical or anticipated results. Any forward-looking statements reflect management’s current view only and Charter undertakes no obligation to revise or update such statements or to make additional forward-looking statements in the future.
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