ELP Cia Paranaense De Energia Copel - ADR

Daniel Pimentel Slaviero Chief Executive Officer
Adriano Rudek de Moura Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer
Wendell Oliveira Chief Executive Officer, Copel Telecom
Maximiliano Andres Orfali Chief Executive Officer, Copel Distribuição S.A.
Carolina Carneiro Credit Suisse
Marcelo Sa Itaú BBA
Gabriel Francisco XP Investimentos
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Good morning, and thank you for waiting. Welcome to Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL Earnings Call to discuss the results of the third quarter of 2020. All participants are in listen-only mode during the company's presentation. Later, we will hold a Q&A session when further instructions will be given. [Operator Instructions].

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Daniel Pimentel Slaviero

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third Copel's conference the Ladies results the has gentlemen, ended. call and quarter XXXX of Thank you. of for