Zions Bancorp.'s CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zions Bancorp. (ZION)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 23, 2012 5:30 pm ET

Executives

James R. Abbott - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & External Communications

Harris H. Simmons - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Member of Executive Committee and Chairman of Zions First National Bank

Doyle L. Arnold - Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Presiden

Kenneth E. Peterson - Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President

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David E. Blackford - Executive Vice President, Chairman of California Bank & Trust, Chief Executive Officer of California Bank & Trust and President of California Bank & Trust

Analysts

Paul J. Miller - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Jeffrey Lengler - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Ken A. Zerbe - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Leanne Erika Penala - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

David Rochester - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

R. Scott Siefers

Craig Siegenthaler - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

John G. Pancari - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Steven A. Alexopoulos - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Joe Morford - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Kenneth M. Usdin - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Michael Turner - Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Zions Bancorporation First Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. This call is being recorded. I will now turn the time over to James Abbott.

James R. Abbott

Good evening, and we welcome you to this conference call to discuss our first quarter 2012 results. I would like to remind you that during this call, we will be making forward-looking statements and that actual results may differ materially. We encourage you to review the disclaimer in the press release dealing with forward-looking information, which applies equally to statements made in this call. We will be referring to several schedules in the press release during this call. If you do not yet have a copy of the press release, it is available on our website at zionsbancorporation.com. We will limit the length of this call to 1 hour, which will include time for you to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Now, we'll turn the time over to Harris Simmons, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Harris?

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