Assurant's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Assurant, Inc. (AIZ)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 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

Chris Giovanni – Goldman Sachs

Steven Schwartz - Raymond James and Associates

Mark Finkelstein – Evercore Partners

John Nadel – Sterne Agee & Leach

Sean Dargan – Macquarie Capital

Edward Spehar – BofA/Merrill Lynch

Jeffrey Schuman – Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Mark Hughes – Suntrust Robinson Humphrey

Presentation

Operator

Operator

Welcome to the Assurant's second quarter 2012 financial results conference call. (Operator Instructions). I would not like to turn the call over to Miss Melissa Kivett, Senior Vice President Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Miss Kivett.

Melissa Kivett

Thanks so much, and good morning everyone. We look forward to discussing our second quarter 2012 results with you. Joining me on 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 second quarter results. Both the release and corresponding supplemental financial information are available on our website at Assurant.com.

As a reminder, 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 as of January 1st, 2012.

We'll start today's call with brief remarks from Rob and Mike, and Chris participating in the Q and A session.

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