TransAlta Corporation's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Transcript

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End Time: 12:02

TransAlta Corporation (TAC)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 31, 2012 11:00 a.m. ET

Executives

Jess Nieukerk – Director – IR

Dawn Farrell – President and CEO

Brett Gellner – CFO

Ken Stickland – Chief Legal and Business Development Officer

Todd Stack – Treasurer

Analysts

Linda Ezergailis – TD Securities

Juan Plessis – Canaccord Genuity

Robert Kwan – RBC Capital Markets

Andrew Kuske – Credit Suisse

Matthew Akman – Scotia Bank

Benjamin Pham – BMO Capital Markets

Jeremy Rosenfield – Desjardins Capital Markets

Robert Kwan – RBC Capital Markets

Matthew Akman – Scotia Bank

Jeremy Rosenfield – Desjardins Capital Markets

Dominique Barker – CIBC global asset management

Dina O’Meara – Calgary Herald

Presentation

Operator

Hello, this is the Chorus Call Conference operator. Welcome to the TransAlta Corporation 2012 Second Quarter Results Conference Call. As a reminder, all participants are in listen-only mode and the conference is being recorded. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions)

At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Jess Nieukerk, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Mr. Nieukerk.

Jess Nieukerk

Thank you, operator. Good morning, everyone. I’m Jess Nieukerk, Director of Investor Relations. Welcome to TransAlta’s second quarter 2012 conference call. With me are Dawn Farrell, President and CEO; Brett Gellner, Chief Financial Officer; Ken Stickland, Chief Legal and Business Development Officer; and Todd Stack, Treasurer.

This morning, we released our second quarter 2012 results. We hope you’ve had a chance to review them. For those, who are not on our webcast, we have also posted our Q2 presentation on our website under our Investors section, as we will be referring to the presentation during this call. Further operating information will be posted after the call.

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