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

CenterPoint Energy (CNP)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 29, 2012 11:30 am ET

Executives

Marianne Paulsen -

David M. McClanahan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Gary L. Whitlock - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

C. Gregory Harper - Senior Vice President and Group President of Energy Pipelines & Field Services

Analysts

David Frank

Carl L. Kirst - BMO Capital Markets U.S.

Ali Agha - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning and welcome to CenterPoint Energy's Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call with Senior Management. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations. Ms. Paulsen?

Marianne Paulsen

Thank you very much, Thea. Good morning, everyone. This is Marianne Paulsen, Director of Investor Relations for CenterPoint Energy. I'd like to welcome you to our fourth quarter and full year 2011 earnings conference call.

Thank you for joining us today. David McClanahan, President and CEO; and Gary Whitlock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss our fourth quarter and full year 2011 results and we'll also provide highlights on other key activities. In addition to David and Gary, we have other members of management with us, who may assist in answering questions following their prepared remarks. Our earnings press release and Form 10-K filed earlier today are posted on our website, which is www.centerpointenergy.com, under the Investors section. This quarter we have created supplemental materials which are also posted under the Investors section of our website. These materials are for informational purposes and we will not be referring to them during prepared remarks. I remind you that any projections or forward-looking statements made during this call are subject to the cautionary statements on forward-looking information in the company's filings with the SEC.

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