Everest Re Group Ltd (RE) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 26, 2012 10:30 am ET Executives Joe Taranto – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Dom Addesso – President Craig Howie – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Beth Farrell – Vice President, Investor Relations Analysts Amit Kumar – Macquarie Research Josh Shanker – Deutsche Bank Greg Locraft – Morgan Stanley Cliff Gallant – Keefe Bruyette & Woods Ian Gutterman – Adage Capital [Michael Yancey] – Goldman Sachs Vinay Misquith – Evercore Partners PresentationOperator
Good day everyone, and welcome to the Everest Re Group Ltd. Q2 2012 Earnings Release Call. Today’s conference is being recorded, and at this time for opening remarks and introductions I would like to turn the conference over to Beth Farrell. Please go ahead. Beth Farrell Thank you, Lisa. Good morning and welcome to Everest Re Group’s Q2 2012 earnings conference call. On the call with me today are Joe Taranto, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Dom Addesso, our President; and Craig Howie, our Chief Financial Officer. Before we begin I will preface our comments by noting that our SEC filings include extensive disclosures with respect to forward-looking statements. In that regard, I note that statements made during today’s call which are forward looking in nature, such as statements about projections, estimates, expectations, and the like are subject to various risks. As you know, actual results could differ materially from current projections or expectations. Our SEC filings have a full listing of the risks that investors should consider in connection with such statements. Now let me turn the call over to Joe.