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

NiSource (NI)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 01, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Glen L. Kettering - Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Robert C. Skaggs - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Gas Distribution Segment

Stephen P. Smith - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Analysts

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

Stephen J. Maresca - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

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

James L. Dobson - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

Charles J. Fishman - Morningstar Inc., Research Division

Faisel Khan - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Craig Shere - Tuohy Brothers Investment Research, Inc.

Unknown Analyst

Yves Siegel - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Q1 2002 -- 2012 NiSource Earnings Conference Call. My name is Grant, and I'll be your operator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Glen Kettering, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Please proceed.

Glen L. Kettering

Thank you, and good morning, everyone. On behalf of NiSource, I'd like to welcome you to our quarterly analyst call. Joining me this morning are Bob Skaggs, President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Randy Hulen, Managing Director of Investor Relations. The focus of today's call is to review our financial performance for the first quarter of 2012 and to provide a business update. We'll then open the call to your questions. At times during the call, we'll refer to the supplemental slides available on our website at nisource.com. I'd like to remind all of you that some of the statements made on this call will be forward-looking and those statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Information concerning such risks and uncertainties is included in the MD&A and Risk Factors sections of our periodic SEC filings. And now, I'll turn the call over to Bob Skaggs.

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