ATAX America First Multifamily Investors

Ken Rogozinski Chief Executive Officer
Jesse Coury Chief Financial Officer
Jason Stewart JonesTrading
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I would like to welcome every to America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.'s NASDAQ ticker symbol ATAX Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call.

During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. After management presents its overview of Q2 2021, you will be invited to participate in a question-and-answer session.

As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.

During this conference call, comments may regarding ATAX, which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties, that could cause the actual future events of results to defer materially from these statements. pursuant Litigation Safe Reform are the provision statements Securities Private Act forward-looking to Harbor the of Such of XXXX.

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Ken Rogozinski

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Jesse Coury

you, Thank Ken.

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Jason Stewart

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Ken Rogozinski

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Jason Stewart

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Ken Rogozinski

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Jason Stewart

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Ken Rogozinski

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Jason Stewart

What's for best core of the your Okay. Last right ROE terms in jump me one guess and out. now? of MRB I'll

Ken Rogozinski

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Jason Stewart

Thank Appreciate you. it.


[Operator Instructions] moment. questions Looks Okay. no at further the like

Ken Rogozinski

Well, Thank Okay. us again and you with look next forward to we'll you. quarter. you joining for everyone speaking thank


for and gentlemen, concludes Thank conference. today's joining. you Thank this you. Ladies

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