The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE) Q2 2012 Earnings Call August 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET Executives Nick Conrad – VP, Finance and Treasurer Mike Anderson – Chairman and CEO John Granato – CFO Harold Reed – COO Analysts Farha Aslam – Stephens Incorporated Heather Jones – BB&T Capital Markets Ken Zaslow – BMO Capital Markets Christine Healy – Scotia Michael Cox – Piper Jaffray Brent Rystrom – Feltl Eric Larson – CL King Ian Horowitz – Topeka PresentationOperator
Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Second Quarter 2012 The Andersons Incorporated Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode later we will facilitate a question-and-answer session (Operator Instructions) As a reminder the conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the call over to Nick Conrad, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. You may proceed. Nick Conrad Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us for the Anderson Inc’s 2012 second quarter conference call. We have included a slide presentation that will enhance our target points this morning, if you’re listening or watching this presentation via our website, the slides and audio aren’t sync, for those listening via telephone or watching the webcast you will need to follow directions set to you to seek the slides and the audio. This webcast is available through the investor section of our website www.andersonsinc.com. The webcast is being recorded and will be available on our website. As you know certain information that I will be discussed today constitutes forward-looking statements. The actual results could differ materially from those presented in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including general economic conditions, weather and competitive conditions, conditions in the company’s industries both in the US and internationally. And additional factors that is described in the company’s publicly filed documents including its ‘34 Act filings and the prospectuses prepared in connection with the company’s offerings.