Alliant Energy Corporation's CEO Hosts Annual Shareholder Meeting (Transcript)

Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT)

Alliant Energy Corporation Annual Shareholder Meeting 2012

May 17, 2012 1:00 PM EST

Executives

Patricia Kampling – Chairman, President and CEO

Jack Buri – Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel

Board of Directors

Patrick E. Allen – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Collins

Michael Bennett – Private Investor

Darryl Hazel – Principal, Darryl B. Hazel Consulting

Singleton B. McAllister – Partner at Blank Rome Law Firm

Ann Newhall – Retired Executive

Dean C. Oestreich – Consultant at Pioneer Hi-Bred International

David A. Perdue – Chief Executive Officer of Aquila Group

Judith P. Pyle – President and Chief Executive Officer of Judith Dion Pyle and Associates

Carol P. Sanders – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Presentation

Patricia L. Kampling

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I am Pat Kampling, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy Corporation. We are delighted to have you here with us today at Madison as we convene Alliant Energy Corporation’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Joining me on the stage this afternoon is Jack Buri, our Corporate Secretary.

At Alliant Energy safety is a priority and we begin each meeting with a safety share. Today’s safety share was submitted by our energy delivery group and it’s about urging everyone one here to be prepared for a weather emergency. Please do three simple things. First, put together an emergency supply kit. Second, have a plan and know what your options to remain safe if a severe storm strikes. And third, stay informed by monitoring the news and purchasing a weather radio.

I now ask that you all rise and join us for the singing of our national anthem. I would like to introduce our singers today, Rachel Barons Van Hist and Erin Dona, both employees in the communications department.

[National Anthem]

That was beautiful. Thank you very much. Please be seated. You had an opportunity to vote earlier. However, if you did not vote or may wish to do so now by visiting the shareholder services table located in the lobby. I will not be calling for voting from the floor today so please vote if you haven’t done so yet. Voting today will be for three items as set forth in the 2012 proxy statement. First the election of five directors and two separate classes, nominated for a term expiring in the year 2014 are Patrick E. Allen and me Patricia L. Kampling. And nominate for a term expiring in the year 2015 are Ann Newhall, Dean Oestreich and Carol Sanders.

Second item is for an advisory vote on compensation of the named executive officers of the company and the third item is for the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year 2012. For your information, the notice of annual meeting, the certificate of mailing and the minutes of the company’s 2011 annual meeting of shareowners are available for inspection at the shareowners services table.

I would now like to make a few introductions. Representatives of our independent registered public accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP are present at the meeting today and will be available for questions. Time relating the votes today are Todd May, Senior Vice President and Head of Shareowner Services at Wells Fargo, our transfer agent and from Alliant Energy Shareowner Services we have Carey Nelson and Joni Aeschbach. I do want to thank Joni, our manager of Shareowner Services for her nearly 40 years of service to the company. Joni will be retiring later this year and I want to personally thank her for her dedication to shareowners.

We’re also pleased to have representation of electrical workers 965 in Wisconsin as well as local the 204 in Iowa. We are glad that you could join us today and we do value our partnership with you. I would like to take a moment and recognize Bill Harvey. As you know, Bill retired from Alliant Energy early this year after serving for six years as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Bill led the company through an impressive refocusing phase, helping us to be financially stronger and delivering better service to our customers. I know I express the feelings of our employees and our directors when I say it was a pleasure working with Bill. We certainly miss his leadership, his sense of humor and his extensive vocabulary. Enjoy your time Bill, you earned it.

I am pleased that some of our retired directors and executives are with us today. We greatly appreciate the contributions these individuals made over the years and I appreciate your continued support. Would you like to stand and be recognized please? Thank you. You can now be seated.

At this time it’s my privilege to introduce Alliant Energy independent board of directors. Please hold your applause until all board members have been introduced. Patrick E. Allen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Michael Bennett, private investor from Sioux City, Iowa. Mike is a chair of our nominating and governance committee and is our lead independent director. Darryl Hazel, principal of Darryl B. Hazel Consulting located in Detroit Michigan; Singleton B. McAllister, a partner at the law firm of Blank Rome located in Washington D.C; Ann Newhall, retired executive from Maple Grove, Minnesota. Ann is the chair of our compensation and personnel committee. Dean C. Oestreich, Consultant at Pioneer Hi-Bred International located in Johnston, Iowa. Dean is the chair of our environmental nuclear health and safety committee. David A. Perdue, Chief Executive Officer of Aquila Group from Sea Island, Georgia and Judith P. Pyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Judith Dion Pyle and Associates located on Middleton, Wisconsin and Carol P. Sanders, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company located in Neenah, Wisconsin. Carol is the chair of our audit committee.

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