American Electric Power's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

American Electric Power (AEP)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 20, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Charles E. Zebula - Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Nicholas K. Akins - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Brian X. Tierney - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Robert P. Powers - Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

David M. Feinberg - Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, General Counsel of American Electric Power Service Corp, Senior Vice President of American Electric Power Service Corp

Analysts

Greg Gordon - ISI Group Inc., Research Division

Dan Eggers - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Paul T. Ridzon - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Jonathan P. Arnold - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Jim von Riesemann

Anthony C. Crowdell - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Stephen Byrd - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Michael J. Lapides - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

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

Andrew Bischof - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Chuck Zebula. Please go ahead.

Charles E. Zebula

Thank you, Linda. Good morning, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Earnings Webcast of American Electric Power. Our earnings release, presentation slides and related financial information are available on our website aep.com. Today, we will be making forward-looking statements during the call. There are many factors that may cause future results to differ materially from these statements. Please refer to our SEC filings for a discussion of these factors.

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