Assurant's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Assurant, Inc. (AIZ)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012, 8:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Melissa Kivett – Senior Vice President, IR

Rob Pollock – President and CEO

Mike Peninger – CFO

Chris Pagano – CIO and Treasurer

Analysts

Edward Spehar – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Jimmy Bhullar – JP Morgan

Mark Finkelstein – Evercore Partners

Chris Giovanni – Goldman Sachs

Steven Schwartz - Raymond James and Associates

Jeffrey Schuman – Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Mark Hughes – Suntrust

John Nadel – Sterne Agee

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Assurant First Quarter 2012 Financial Results conference call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode throughout today’s call, until after our prepared remarks and then we will conduct a question-and-answer session.

I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Melissa Kivett, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Ms. Kivett.

Melissa Kivett

Thanks, Lauren, and good morning, everyone. We look forward to discussing our first quarter 2012 results review. Joining me for Assurant’s conference call are Rob Pollock, our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Peninger, our Chief Financial Officer and Chris Pagano, our Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer.

Yesterday afternoon, we issued a news release announcing our first quarter results. Both the release and corresponding supplemental financial information are available at Assurant.com.

Please not that all prior period financial information presented in the release supplement and on this call reflects the new accounting guidance for deferred acquisition costs, which the company adopted at January 1, 2012.

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