MFA Financial's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)

Q2 2012 Earnings Results Conference

August 6, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Stewart Zimmerman - Chairman and CEO

William S. Gorin - President

Stephen D. Yarad - CFO

Craig L. Knutson - EVP

Ron Freydberg - EVP

Harold Schwartz - SVP and General Counsel

Kathleen Hanrahan - SVP and CAO

Shira Finkel - SVP

Goodmunder Christiansen - VP

Alexandra Giladi – Investor Relations

Analysts

Steven DeLaney - JMP Securities

Ryan O'Steen - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

Douglas Harter - Credit Suisse

Joel Houck - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Richard Shane - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Stephen Laws - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc

Christopher Donat – Sandler O'Neill & Partners L.P., Research Division

Arren Cyganovich - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the MFA Financial Inc. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I’d now like to turn the conference over to our host Ms. Alexandra Giladi. Please go ahead.

Alexandra Giladi

Good morning. The information discussed on this conference call today may contain or refer to forward-looking statements regarding MFA Financial, Inc., which reflects management’s beliefs, expectations and assumptions as to MFA’s future performance and operations.

When used, statements that are not historical in nature including those containing words such as will, believe, expect, anticipate, estimate, plan, continue, intend, should, could, would, may or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they’re made.

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