Symetra Financial's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Symetra Financial Corporation (SYA)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Jim Pirak – Investor Relations

Thomas M. Marra – President and Chief Executive Officer

Margaret A. Meister – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Michael W. Fry – Executive Vice President, Benefits Division

Daniel R. Guilbert – Executive Vice President, Retirement Division

Analysts

Jimmy Bhullar – JPMorgan

Chris Giovanni – Goldman Sachs

John M. Nadel – Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.

Steven Schwartz – Raymond James

Jeffrey R. Schuman – Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

Humphrey Lee – UBS

Ryan Krueger – Dowling & Partners

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Q2 2012 Symetra Financial Corporation Conference Call, hosted by Jim Pirak. My name is Marie and I will be your operator today.

During the presentation all participants will be in a listen-only-mode and after the speakers’ remarks, you will be invited to participate in the question-and-answer session. As a reminder ladies and gentlemen, this conference is being recorded.

I would now like to hand the call over to the host for today's call Mr. Jim Pirak, please proceed.

Jim Pirak

Thank you, Marie. Good morning and welcome to Symetra Financial Corporation review of second quarter 2012 results. Before we begin I would like to call your attention to the Safe Harbor statement on slide two of the presentation materials, which are posted on Symetra's website.

Some of the information discussed on the call, is based upon information, as of today and contains forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainty. To the extent, any comments on the call are forward-looking statements, they are qualified by the risk factors in Symetra's public filings, including the press release issued yesterday.

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