CIT Group Inc. (CIT) June 14, 2012 8:00 am ET Executives Kenneth A. Brause - Executive Vice President of Investor Relations John A. Thain - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter Connolly - Co-President of Corporate Finance James L. Hudak - Co-President of Corporate Finance Matthew E. Galligan - Executive Vice President and Group Head of Cit Real Estate Finance John F. Daly - President of Trade Finance Jon Lucas Jonathan Lucas Ron G. Arrington - President of Vendor Finance Jeffrey Knittel Robert Rowe Joseph M. Leone - Former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Glenn A. Votek - Executive Vice President and Treasurer Raymond Quinlan Scott T. Parker - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Executive Vice President Nelson J. Chai - President Analysts Michael Turner - Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Research Division Kenneth Bruce - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division PresentationKenneth A. Brause
Good morning, everybody. For those that don't know me, I'm Ken Brause, Head of Investor Relations here at CIT. On behalf of the entire management team, it's my pleasure to welcome you to our Investor Day for 2012. It's a great turnout, great to see so many of you. I know we have many other folks listening on the webcast. We're very pleased to be hosting our first Investor Day since 2006 and actually the first one since I joined in 2007. CIT has obviously gone through many changes over these years, and we designed this event to help bring you up-to-date on all the progress we've made and how we're positioned to grow in the future. So before we get started, I'd like to just do a couple of housekeeping matters. As always, please remember to turn off any cell phone ringers, BlackBerry ringers. We appreciate that. Very important, please keep your security pass that you got to come through the turnstiles so that you can actually get out of the building after the event. We're going to have a question-and-answer session after most of the presentations, and again, we'd ask you to please wait for someone to bring you a microphone if you'd like to ask a question. We're going to take a break, about a 15-minute break around 10:15, and we should be concluding at around 12:45, between 12:45 and 1, at which time we invite you all to stay for lunch with the CIT management team.