Protective Life Corporation's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Protective Life Corporation (PL)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

August 8, 2012, 10:00 am ET

Executives

Eva Robertson - VP, Investor Relations

John Johns - Chairman, President & CEO

Rich Bielen - Vice Chairman & CFO

Carl Thigpen - EVP & CIO

Analysts

Christopher Giovanni - Goldman Sachs

Sean Dargan - Macquarie

Mark Finkelstein - Evercore Partners

Jamminder Bhullar - JPMorgan

Ed Spehar - Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

Steve Schwartz - Raymond James & Associates

Dan Berman - UBS

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the second quarter Protective Life Corporation earnings conference call. My name is Dominic and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session towards the end of this conference. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the call over to, Ms. Eva Robertson. Please proceed.

Eva Robertson

Good morning and thank you operator. Good morning everyone and welcome to Protective Life Corporation's 2012 second quarter earnings call. The call today is hosted by John Johns, Protective’s Chairman, President and CEO as well as Rich Bielen, our Vice Chairman and CFO. Here with us we also have Carl Thigpen, our Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and Steve Walker, our Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Yesterday we released our earnings press release and the supplemental financial information and both are posted on our website at protective.com. In addition to the information released yesterday, today we are using a slide presentation with our discussion. The slide deck is being webcast from a link at the Investor Relations page of our website and the file is available for download from that location.

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