Northwest Natural Gas's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Bob Hess – Head, IR

Gregg Kantor – President and CEO

David Anderson – SVP and CFO

Analysts

Dan Fidell – US Capital Advisors

Michael Bates – DA Davidson

Spencer Joyce – Hilliard Lyons

John Hanson – Praesidis

Presentation

Operator

Good morning and welcome to the Northwest Natural Gas Second Quarter Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions) Please note this event is being recorded.

Now, I’d like to turn the conference over to Bob Hess, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Bob Hess

Thank you, Emily. Good morning, everybody, and again, welcome to our second quarter and year-to-date earnings call for 2012.

As a reminder, some of the things that will be said this morning contain forward-looking statements. They are based on management’s assumptions, which may or may not come true, and you should refer to the language at the end of our press release for the appropriate cautionary statements and also our SEC filings for additional information. We expect to file our 10-Q later today.

As mentioned, this teleconference is being recorded and will be available on our website following the call. Please note that these conference calls are designed for financial community. If you’re an individual investor and have questions, please contact me directly at 1-800-422-4012, extension 2388.

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