FirstEnergy's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

FirstEnergy Corporation (FE)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 7, 2012 1:00 PM ET

Executives

Irene Prezelj – VP, IR

Tony Alexander – President and CEO

Mark Clark – EVP and CFO

James Pearson – VP and Treasurer

Donald Schneider – President

Leila Vespoli – EVP, General Counsel

Analysts

Dan Eggers – Credit Suisse

Julien Dumoulin-Smith – UBS

Gregg Orrill – Barclays

Ashar Khan – Visium

Stephen Byrd – Morgan Stanley

Paul Patterson – Glenrock Associates

Paul Ridzon – KeyBanc

Hugh Wynne – Sanford Bernstein

Andrew Levi – Avon Capital

Presentation

Operator

Greetings and welcome to the FirstEnergy Corp. Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Irene Prezelj, Vice President, Investor Relations for FirstEnergy Corp. Thank you. Ms. Prezelj. You may begin.

Irene Prezelj

Thank you, Latonya, and good afternoon. During this conference call, we will make various forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects, and other aspects of the business of FirstEnergy Corp. are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.

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