Northeast Utilities (NU) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 31, 2012 9:00 am ET Executives Jeffrey R. Kotkin - Executive Officer James J. Judge - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Leon J. Olivier - Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Philip J. Lembo - Vice President and Treasurer James J. Judge - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Analysts Travis Miller - Morningstar Inc., Research Division Paul Patterson - Glenrock Associates LLC Caroline Bone - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Michael J. Lapides - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Maurice E. May - Wellington Shields & Co., LLC, Research Division Steven I. Fleishman - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Andrew Weisel - Macquarie Research Jonathan Reeder - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division PresentationOperator
Welcome to the Northeast Utilities Q2 earnings call. My name is Sandra, and I will be your operator for today's call. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Mr. Jeffrey Kotkin. Mr. Kotkin, you may begin. Jeffrey R. Kotkin Thank you very much. Good morning, and thank you for joining us. I'm Jeff Kotkin, NU's Vice President for Investor Relations. Speaking today will be Jim Judge, NU Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Lee Olivier, NU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Also joining us today are Jay Buth, our Controller; Phil Lembo, our Treasurer; and John Moreira, Director of Corporate Financial Forecasting and Investor Relations. Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that some of the statements made during this investor call may be forward-looking as defined within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risk and uncertainty, which may cause the actual results to differ materially from forecast and projections. Some of these factors are set forth in the news release issued yesterday. If you have not yet seen that news release, it is posted on our website at www.nu.com.