This excerpt taken from the C 8-K filed Oct 1, 2007.
· Good morning.
· This is Art Tildesley, Director of Investor Relations at Citigroup.
· I am here with Chuck Prince, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Gary Crittenden, our Chief Financial Officer.
· Chuck and Gary will review the press release we issued this morning, October 1st, regarding our expected third quarter 2007 financial results.
· Before we begin, Id like to point out that as part of our press release today, we announced that we moved the date of the release of our complete third quarter financial results from October 19th to October 15th. On October 15th, we will have our usual full earnings presentation.
· Before we begin, Id like to remind you that todays call contains forward-looking statements.
· Citigroups financial results may differ materially from these statements, as we stated in our press release.
· Please refer to our SEC filings for a description of the factors that could cause our actual results to differ from expectations.
· Now, let me turn it to Chuck.