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TC Energy (TRP)

Participants
David Moneta Vice President, Investor Relations
Francois Poirier President and Chief Executive Officer
Don Marchand Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tracy Robinson President, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and Coastal GasLink
Stan Chapman President, U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines
Bevin Wirzba Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development and President Liquids Pipelines
Corey Hessen President, Power and Storage
Glenn Menuz Vice President and Controller
Robert Kwan RBC Capital Markets
Linda Ezergailis TD Securities
Jeremy Tonet JPMorgan
Ben Pham BMO
Robert Catellier CIBC World Markets
Rob Hope Scotiabank
Andrew Kuske Credit Suisse
Patrick Kenny National Bank Financial
Matt Taylor Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
Becca Followill US Capital Advisors
Michael Lapides Goldman Sachs
Alex Kania Wolfe Research
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Operator

Thank you for standing by. This is the conference operator. Welcome to the TC Energy Second Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call.

As a reminder, all participants are in listen-only mode. And the conference is being recorded. will opportunity there ask presentation, the be to an questions. After to I President, conference would Instructions] turn Investor now Vice [Operator Moneta, like the David over Relations. to go Please ahead.

David Moneta

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Francois Poirier

morning, with of it's I and companies know, reporting. everyone. lots And busy morning good a David, Thanks,

very all you today. So thank you of joining us to much for

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Don Marchand

Francois. Thanks, everyone. And good morning,

million or the $XXX earlier per compared As same per our issued $X.X of or XXXX to period today, in to share quarter attributable in in common XXXX. $X billion the was results income outlined for net shares $X.XX share second

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exposure and within by a in forward are basis program on As realized in expense income income on other amounts a interest with residual other. We dollar revenue then interest result, and line U.S. losses and streams two-year the actively comparable hedged this denominated our naturally comparable statement part U.S. reflected below EBITDA denominated gains managed and dollar items. amortization, depreciation rolling

the and impact was of our on flow in acquisition million other offset partially NGTL Coastal movements lower equity compared quarter in accounting million million denominated rose the increase $XXX income Now Keystone under due pipelines due to higher it’s on quarter, the $XX tax was earnings, on derivatives foreign income statement change turning income. of to million US Interest year slide Depreciation by XXXX, other in and effect effective exchange line balance January expense for tax pipeline X XXXX. Income for of quarter net million items second gains to amortization due largely capitalized income second net $XXX increased The rate with used project. $XXX period AFUDC the was in of XXXX, with to manage foreign of $XXX due the in to expense exposure the maturities, to $XXX in ANR year-over-year, and on million due weaker realize realize interest U.S. for $XX earnings XX. XL on XXXX, Villa capital decreased GasLink second to rate dollar to interest denominated of and debt to million expansion through a dollar same year, $XX period mainly Taxes the compared levels of expenditures XXXX recording foreign in net Reyes short-term it to construction. to million to increased on differentials. reduced a XXXX, comparable principally included the compared on last translation investment rates issuances the U.S. interest. dollar suspension regulated Canadian interest higher in rate on quarter second long-term of de of same this Comparable from offset losses exchange mainly system higher borrowings, income partially by and higher projects lower

million the same $XX dividends million the last XXXX. of by through mainly And regulated in to PipeLines lower rate are continue income pipelines, share attributable on net mid-to-high-teens. the we year result were Canadian million to the in income LP. as with Excluding $X to shares redemption XXXX, tax U.S. taxes gas of pipelines primarily full $XX XX preferred relative a units finally, item to XXXX expect income natural decreased March quarter that's preferred along XXXX of be XXst AFUDC quite non-controlling TC equity of by million Comparable rate to variable Xrd, year, and flow than of due were Series period interest May our effective second $X

$X.X invested billion during $X.X slide funds in and comparable from our generated second Now turning to quarter the program. capital we billion, XX, totaled operations

and preferred In a debt March and completed notes, on our proceeds of end our of and year X.XX% all million million, in XXXX. X.XX%. redeemed by the balance facility level Keystone free sheet MTNs notes junior Also at of $XXX $XXX the consolidated in of million Canada offering of year credit we rate XL completed project June, from Alberta in over government the at offering million their XX at fully on terms shares three $XXX floating in outstanding the using outstanding noted, XX XX terminated. comprised guarantee, a issued May, under June, tranche the year US$XXX Series As repaid the notes, facility of subordinated was

securities ownership an realized. charge issued liquidation their recognized interest first was recorded after-tax certain and billion in this serves equity resulted to Collectively, proceeds billion impairment offset being quarter. after-tax partially the to KXL which recovery $X.X and repurchase also project approximately We net in government directly the and as titling credited in of to the $X.X to

capital billion, Now and our the $XX million to of this of requirements share in to to approximately March, expenditures our dividends redemption XXXX. to including in projected and acquisition $XX forecast capital slide Series $XX.X TC uses over XX, PipeLines $XXX maintenance total the billion, preferred XX and reflecting left billion, three $X sources May. be the XXXX turning Starting are for graphic column, through illustrates attributed funds years LP billion in of completed the

of of pick June, cash Pipe debt, buy-in the goal to right debt in to with The billion XL million excludes second completed XX%. subordinated it debt in of paper incremental in offering common expect of internally normal a maturities scheduled to EBITDA project that our FFO billion column. March. The a and MTNs residual generated course and highlights in through and in to of commercial program LP the approximately and debt to the junior of Keystone billion, X.X billion column maintaining recoveries. pursuant issued And high-Xs far combination consistent of $XX leaves the is we expected refinancing $X.X fund need That $X the notes $XXX issued flow shares

enduring poised I'll capital the are footprint, Now our financial strength, model, highlight needs the dramatically a long perpetuate expected today's standing well resilient, both, vast as we turning as closing, to from consistent irreplaceable our energy assets and decade with again, With to world multi X% low-risk financial mix, for prudent track slide tap criticality value new as annual contribution being is ongoing our of call opportunity requirements. program. set dividend return to organizational solid This aligned and our in the a X% of business future. the Q&A. record, and well end over high the operational portfolio, as our capabilities David diversified prepared once is XX, and with to our that and results risk shifting preferences of quality unparalleled turn now into back of growth creation our That's the to support my remarks. the infrastructure,

David Moneta

Don. Thanks,

Just We a from to over I reminder, limit two questions. ask the it you the community. conference for to yourself before turn investment coordinator that questions

coordinator. please it questions, additional have that With you queue. to turn If reenter the I'll over conference

Operator

you. Thank

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Robert Kwan

project. morning. your this system? the more can about got Are forward? this really first so what this your can trigger for Good demand And it to system, But opportunities Was US$XXX so to of capacity big emissions? their so you for scope real million from they electrify going you Have a you've the is taking a just question My Colombia. shippers was be types VR the looked seeing reduce more these expansion? entire how relates and at across the step back,

Stan Chapman

but system, at of think power at the green this incremental I our same likely making important I and day. at and conjunction reducing a additional this while point There by doing on that's end Hey, say And providing particular the would need time, compression multi team we across with and our that. that that, an we stab customers, is providing emissions is and we're our take not in Corey’s the volumes Robert, And sure that it's to really us. can in do it he's the throughput also installing power project, lesser most only our factors. focusing in Stan. could to something emissions, the incremental

my of Note, drive reduce operate how to country this XX own both forward? overall we that across could pipelines the that the continent. in is the these what one and expectation part given be projects. emissions pipeline, can reducing forward. we here two big in challenge ourselves footprint, our on going is any or of successful emissions to US. And any to we And going going year, it given that's the And our in have have be In of terms we're or

Robert Kwan

so Okay, when say or projects, of you're so one about range? two US$XXX or an just something million that you these in announcement talking

Stan Chapman

dollar is But Well, next going specifics of one would again case. the amount to year fluctuate, over be depending upon the two the per several think or expectation projects the the I years.

Now, that's and come things, to where where is the on the to opportunity poles proximity have what additional including wires of the going pipeline respect with is going add we loans like. be compression to determinative to best electric to from, and many

Robert Kwan

great. That's Okay.

Just on here. the question second

importantly GasLink there is to For where nature maybe little the the the the more disputes, and Coastal in agreement, claw received? anything you scope sell just bit you, a the you've of proceeds could a there elaborate talked and be down back on more,

Tracy Robinson

may number Good one. be the likely take morning. of here. questions I'll and status on that be. what potential to the is deceit This There’s a project Tracy the of impact

partners time. a But for some been that those all at say are in able the of if share progressing. can't discussions our are confidential, resolution any they're It's there We do implications details LNG we're this, because continue. They project, this discussions they Coastal disagreement GasLink. say to be to I over in a equity then involved, now. near-term, to in our will some costs Canada, we're reach construction. unable schedule. an important not are me have and And We've the Let time we do with alignment confidential.

We full in execution now. are

have is We Execution in the corridor. X,XXX more people working than going well.

share a a we to of And have have think to the And strong them mentioned. to that more hopeful construction. continue details safety remain -- do discuss few that and be able fair I very time, at outcome. record. that in we'll I We point reasonable want you a We we'll

Robert Kwan

one get that's Okay, all you're you That's have. this way. to And out Don, the great. I last hopefully, easy. let I of off happy

Don Marchand

thanks. Robert,

the Now highlight here. the of this is week again

So thanks, Robert.

Operator

of Please from question Ezergailis Linda next TD Securities. ahead. Our comes go

Linda Ezergailis

Thank you.

Before and for my I wish Don I very want a a career. best the big question, congratulations, all retirement his in ask to successful

Don Marchand

Thanks, Linda.

Ontario So project. pump storage the

sort would developments and you bit as on how little you steps from front. well as capitalization be commercial be the a inspiration attributes might what timeline about and a that of it looking ownership for recently as Some from and and Can a talk financed well.

Corey Hessen

counterparties happening, things. agreement recently needs DND to the Hi, Linda. underpinnings able have remains access. gaining the step commercial this facility. be Corey with to we some here for were steps Number coming working will the that in an months with the follow that meet reach to particular the their our ensure is Hessen. in order one, technical pleased secure with very, we're But that site very we on operational we to for the DND. will parallel This first Couple In to site that

forward, next all are partners, continue stakeholders, as collaboratively active we a our who coming with really will the two pronged months in three And process. running project. we're So go Bison, local well we working for the as development this be of as approach participants and we

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underpinnings once out clearly, for involved. to with external more the to figure -- understand to work commercial clearly, our that that everyone able be structure we works And diligently more partners what a be. we'll have will understand understand We

Don Marchand

up the just bond This lend whether it's level project itself is Don, Canadian Lynda, budget. early project, I'll tax there significant it's days see financing. above on Corey's recent federal Nation a financing. the or in Yes, ownership Again, remarks the supplement here. but benefits were most First introduced here, green the would finance we And to can

out have to figure as be finance this. that account where and we how to So all into taken

Linda Ezergailis

Thank you.

on follow question. a As

considerations Given all time the X% changes, growth change, terms your how if growth. there's -- support which the the of X% growth, just preferences cash considering over shifting of other to and opportunities you're might dividend might cadence if tax and potentially earnings dividend cetera? factor into beyond there's I'm facing including flow should et in energy transition wondering, investor

Francois Poirier

take Linda, one. that I'll

we of become XX% goal, know, opportunistic, a and cash our stable and of growing dividend earnings as in commensurate always, stable be XX% delivers, of us our in moderately earnings available. to that growth acquisitions, and to flow. the a think value XX% dry You ratio turn We've And, balance cash about by that, share. we and underpinned as powder allows proposition targeted the per a to deliver have XX% payout is to to any sheet, extent flow a

-- see that So changes proposition going value don't I in forward. that any in

As prepared an in remarks, seeing perhaps are the and opportunity intimated, you we my set. in acceleration

that fruit seen announcement the our You've in VR the with of project. here

You allocation from we'll time, you're consider being, accustomed expect over the as continues grow per comments be to the balance as capital opportunities sanctioned, my us. as to true usual of And, capital that and to it's throughout the that the our tried year. allocation, the projects additional will and expectation to that, is extent perhaps to framework re-look business here seeing time opportunities at it can but the for

Linda Ezergailis

Thank you.

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Linda.

Operator

go next ahead. Tonet Our Please comes of Jeremy question from JPMorgan.

Jeremy Tonet

Hi, good morning.

Francois Poirier

Good morning, Jeremy.

Jeremy Tonet

did. I hope Joel will same missed. And Don, the sense has you as good of humor be you

Don Marchand

Jeremy. Thanks,

Jeremy Tonet

reaction be you that say maybe possible? when you're But conversations start Alberta as I very of you you obviously wanted type stakeholder as wondering, out -- grid do having, carbon off far early days here. to put might to is announcement, what the what just it's But able think with what and

Bevin Wirzba

the had a advancing it's -- Jeremy, proponents feedback. being the there We've evolve Hi, in the hub will pleased without that with will look customer here. carbon what we've are energy clarify or to lot we're like, own and to Obviously, able of exactly engagement very Bevin industry their pursuit of date to, had industry transition.

the and right base taking of our be partnership pursue -- seeing as so And work advance. as been project we've a and energy can example, progressing -- with initial is to opportunities how Alberta filing utilized we're of and sequestration working now, question industry under I the existing taking our all our Since further our the the government process. engineering transition grid, in think our well asset Linda's applications it itself with we But portfolio. carbon scoping in customers the to on or repurposed announcement as great

Jeremy Tonet

about, a said. at for these ratio equity it. X% makes you that allocation on growth is credit X% new opportunities, helpful materializing overall, want kind sense maybe here. there. And do dividend to need that bit the these Got of for or down as of Would of about ratio That's it stock point more of rate, feel that you here? you're about opportunities ratchet the just the guess, you I wondering how touch opportunities, talking getting of new payout capital And talking kind the little just think given context any to and within new to kind the growth kind payout

trying things Just these put to here? all together

Francois Poirier

and decades shareholder been Yes. for successful allowed Appreciate allocation that earlier, we question. question, that period respect Linda's with of annual over that's a to have deliver time. total XX% I true tried many to model return mentioned Again, a and us capital as

to that allocation additional important. predictability create approach for stability terms cash for arise cash is return opportunities opportunities has -- opportunity I model an shareholders extent the capital count flow, it's served those our earnings retaining we But see our we the in we would And last the back perhaps the by balance. continue our but XX%, well of we free our to to earn balance the decades. to being If outsized our form of XX% and and value something the dividend a extent So, line. beyond in and as an to us of we a to. equity couple expectation think more of that, our We along the flow. consideration give of jealously, issuing consider retaining is said, share hold over this of And, would we in flow, occur, or reasonable to going reinvested greater said invest business portion cash very having that our shareholders us a is will

Don Marchand

flow, XX% not earnings… clarify, a just cash I'll of

Francois Poirier

Pardon me.

Don Marchand

…being paid out, so.

Francois Poirier

you. Thank

Jeremy Tonet

there. you. leave I'll helpful. That's it Thank

Francois Poirier

Jeremy. Thanks,

Operator

question Pham BMO. Ben next Our go from ahead. comes of Please

Ben Pham

an surprising go from maybe Hi. RFI, seems Thanks. far? levels, anything to is question energy on there, had you thoughts so morning. of give little just as any the a the evaluation, RFP, through that’s I renewable move Good sort share, qualitative interest a you there

Corey Hessen

pretty the and some think of Corey. Give you that's level transition. feedback, energy as is and available I quantitative is This opportunity the Ben. Energy TC size shows Hi, interesting which at the to of us part the

component about totaling for of amount XX had about bid lot one plus which a XX one individual we we about with. projects, is RFI. demand side, storage a the with totaling components is solar a of XX submitted and that to the In component, the to and the of is solar projects, XX know, request. storage we you XX.X bids the gigawatts One about gigawatts requests. of We market times XX.X As sort two had wind, went submitted, of which wind times individual had totaling was

answering with We and shareholders a stakeholders able coming our customers, the phase we announce chosen to the down be in move with. have criteria the that are selecting to our our are at we and negotiations those definitive months, expect where those best and currently projects we will meet that projects we projects forward for

Ben Pham

incredible. That's

some in of on on for the you then And the on maybe Thanks on -- maybe comment maybe of liquid in liquids your update and important, outlook on the term your to relative Okay. highlighted a longer short-term thoughts the the just on -- past the that -- guidance segment. your volumes segments, some outlook that.

Bevin Wirzba

Its Bevin here. you. thank Ben,

down here in pipeline the basin the to supply Coast ex-Hardesty Canada. Our Western has in capacity Gulf at been leaving

Coast in Midwest into to markets. to a we've between the of in Gulf Coast the up volumes pick Cushing out compression saw the a really compression as volumes Cushing continued supply and the increase in seen we Gulf export the the we or take ARB As and Midwest, Permian,

see year year. into here likely we balance back the half persists and the over so this early next of that And of outlook

producers various commodity basins. in supply increase prices with of the up run have We seen

is segment really liquid ex-Cushing our However, markets. driven and into by refining ex-Hardesty the our ARBs between

Ben Pham

great. Okay, guys. Bevin. Thanks Thanks

Francois Poirier

Ben. Thanks

Operator

Please from question World Robert Catellier Our next ahead. of CIBC Markets. go comes

Robert Catellier

following you're order avoid here? or Hi, that to arbitration, I'm curious have but wait mediation And an to I is and to a on Currently as thought, industry to you project still follow-up limitations the the a you possibility Coastal just of little on important the work wanted believe using thank and it in sounds have when understanding you. commercial like this this dispute see. having just suspension? GasLink, for bit idea dispute, a resolved means resolve to

Tracy Robinson

to question. Happy take Thanks Robert. that

you the of as resolve before, some going customer. details dialogue discussions of and -- the are, as discussions, table said across I with our the in that it a focused say, the between we're We commercial in is but right now, to on subject on that, as disagreement mechanism confidential us. There's number

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Robert Catellier

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Corey Hessen

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Robert Catellier

Okay. Thank you.

Corey Hessen

Rob. Thanks,

Operator

Our Rob Please go next Scotiabank. Hope from ahead. question comes of

Rob Hope

morning, Good everyone.

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Stan Chapman

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Rob Hope

I in additional and look forward that September. appreciate some details to

of how to kind for pivoting of of cost When RFI looking and projects, rather projects as just came of your capital the TC how that you capital the energy in, than contract renewable we a of what vast energy? percentage Okay, you're into the kind as well invest over much the or of look at projects. take that at could attractiveness for amount see,

Corey Hessen

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Francois Poirier

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about very that. very, excited we're So

Rob Hope

color. the years. the the Appreciate over all fun best, Excellent. Don it's been And

Don Marchand

very Rob. has much. It Thanks

Operator

Please question go next Suisse. of ahead. Kuske Andrew from comes Credit Our

Andrew Kuske

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Francois Poirier

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Stan Chapman

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Andrew Kuske

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Tracy Robinson

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Stan Chapman

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Tracy Robinson

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Tracy Robinson

going on Andrew. I'll significant pretty of tax. carbon And in of of added element the Canada. here Same follow-up prospect course, of, And things tax, the carbon have on kinds we that are

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Andrew Kuske

you. Thank helpful. That’s

Stan Chapman

Thanks, Andrew.

Operator

Our next ahead. go Bank National question comes from of Kenny Financial. Patrick Please

Patrick Kenny

on to Producers market everybody. to of Gulf with this Coast long-term access Canadian I to secure wanted morning, Good the line trend just and recent yourself A&R. and course, Gas main touch And pricing. looking international contracting down the of

could trend in flip guess, into any how Alberta system might mainline terms be you thinking impact overtime? how from side, mitigating then on on And less gas I upside curious for Just be the you. Eastern your Ontario flowing about financial this meaningful of perhaps

Tracy Robinson

Patrick. that I am to going take

and energy transition. know is in So an grow we gas demand demand, do the LNG is component of rather And be natural going to forecasted decades global to to continue is coming globally. important

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Patrick Kenny

Okay. That's very much. Thank you great.

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Pat.

Operator

ahead. Matt go question Pickering, next Please of & comes Holt from Our Taylor Tudor, Co.

Matt Taylor

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Francois Poirier

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Corey Hessen

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Matt Taylor

to Canada right politically. We That's about you this, the great. not serious for the curious at mean. viewed if very it's government alternative. Francois, your the I'm is our lobbying, Thank you, fact, carbon tied carbon this Maybe I one mentioned you. educating meeting -- is that still even thoughts, taxes that argument, looking emission here cost be make if, about least or way could to on whether in be looking objectives, can just or follow up

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Francois Poirier

are directly specific they these the conversations conversation, through can outside you, participants, regulators appropriate, questions So is as deliver energy policy industry which my implement governments are our extent I thoughtful of of responsibly reliably or course, or regulators the we very to ourselves the minimize either And whether is objective customers all sometime of that for lowest various in And, a sometime, same evolving velocity that and implemented mind, from manner. complex in landscape in tell change All of manner. and in to do of levels government. at in cost. project and to with very it's associations, are take the a as our policy have it perspective possible simply the rapidly. well it practical emissions. at will fashion to because be But an take affordable the

Matt Taylor

it That's Thanks me. for great. for That's that.

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Matt.

Operator

Becca of next Our from comes question US ahead. Please go Advisors. Followill Capital

Becca Followill

Good morning guys.

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Glenn Menuz

Hey Francois here.

Francois Poirier

Yes. Go ahead.

Glenn Menuz

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Francois Poirier

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Becca Followill

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Bevin Wirzba

Becca for the This Yes, is thanks question. Bevin.

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Becca Followill

project. inter pipeline, the So merger breaking part no the impact has on

Francois Poirier

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Becca Followill

you. Thank Right.

Francois Poirier

Becca. Thanks

Operator

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Michael Lapides

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Corey Hessen

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Michael Lapides

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Michael Lapides

Thanks. much it, guys. you. it? Got Thank appreciate

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Michael.

Operator

comes question Kania go Alex next Wolfe Please Our Research. from of ahead.

Alex Kania

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Don Marchand

Hi, Alex, it's Don here.

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Alex Kania

Thanks. Best luck. Great.

Don Marchand

you. Thank

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Alex.

Operator

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Operator

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