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Participants
Tameka Morris Director of Investor Relations
John Walsh President and Chief Executive Officer
Ted Jastrzebski Chief Financial Officer
Robert Beard Executive Vice President, Natural Gas
Roger Perreault Executive Vice President, Global LPG
Harry Pollan Bank of America
Shneur Gershuni UBS
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the UGI Corporation First quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participant lines are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today's conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference to your speaker today, Tameka Morris, Director, Investor Relations. ahead. go Please

Tameka Morris

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John Walsh

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Ted Jastrzebski

Thanks John.

John $X.XX mentioned, As strong $X.XX fiscal diluted we're pleased quarter. to delivered the We the adjusted for EPS compared prior the quarter. with results of in

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as $X.XX earnings of of number and the $X.XX our a hedging the mark-to-market gain see, can related a diluted foreign of exclude year instruments, Mountaineer versus December. loss announced $X.XX in currency $X.XX 'XX. you Last derivative to quarter loss to year. acquisition had changes We a As this a adjusted fiscal had compared this in year, commodity impact items instruments the of quarter loss of a such first that a this on we loss $X.XX

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QX which position within and with liquidity more had cash quarter higher units, of the comfortable year with our generation of a capital debt because first UGI our pleased billion, end working remain the half our billion We're of $X.X of across fiscal and seasonal than end particularly requirements covenants. quarter. available our we and also position financing consistent the is the liquidity business As typically capacity have 'XX. well We're in fiscal last of with all

of raised dividends XXX its Additionally, on X, UGI the dividend quarterly years and declared February $X.XX Directors share. dividend in XX last our each a per paid consecutive has Board years. common for of of

the fiscal we full well based our $X.XX, to earlier, of As adjusted our $X.XX shared $X.XX will the within regards in impact to note COVID-XX exist prior I that despite did prior this last headwinds, XXXX. we be diluted businesses was than like in of quarter I'd warmer EPS we year that With quarter, year year which weather we COVID-XX first quarter, the expect mentioned period delivered quarter. COVID-XX, that domestic of and not which for over first on experience the

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Robert Beard

Ted. Thanks

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Roger Perreault

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Now John. back to

John Walsh

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Operator

we would begin Q&A, call turn brief we remarks. for to to like Before the Bob over some

Robert Beard

and good you Thank morning.

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that, it operator. to turn with the So back I'll

Operator

of line Bank Pollan the first from America. Harry from of comes [Operator Instructions] question Our

is open. line Your now

Harry Pollan

Hi, thanks for taking question. my

John Walsh

Good morning.

Harry Pollan

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John Walsh

and over comment comment that Roger. turn Yeah, question. - to I'll briefly it I'll then for thanks

but factor was segments specific number the detail. with other one volume you weather. why around comment pandemic, coupled that then impacting think more And Roger in the was I by impacted impacts that don't

Roger Perreault

Yeah. absolutely. Yeah,

weather some So - definitely was what those was drove volume of shortfalls. really reemphasize, the just to

we particular, to being COVID the commercial you when Harry restaurant The cylinder in industry, volumes, low. are resorts, not cylinder currently quite enough with question XX% good example, offset continue is to on your in mentioned shut see our of that think volumes were offsets some experience You segments did exchange, cylinder entertainment, experienced for that we true, down. where that up however, impact,

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on trying through have putting on to cylinder matter continue So many how our we're this cylinders we the come that of to really And customer manage fronts. work to buy, we actually as all some year. distributors as throughout that to a some as have fact, of a now limitations started can so more

Harry Pollan

potentially LPG. this I on helpful. volumes, at side? like you guess, And this your are of talk anything US in bioLPG? propane of replace that's on partnership? scope side traditional terms about Can And European it, of looking what Got the percent this the could with and the you bioLPG you

Roger Perreault

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are at we have various So several technologies. looking projects and we that

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Harry Pollan

be first Got of many. this the could it,

Roger Perreault

Yeah.

John Walsh

this add, is I just Yeah, would to here. John, Rogers's comments

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Harry Pollan

that any update squeeze and interesting development it acquisition, One Got your in transaction? if regarding intend it, on that's more here. how you super to recent finance helpful near I could

John Walsh

comment kind of Sure. just now Ted, on right you our status financing? at process of looking want to

Ted Jastrzebski

Sure.

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Harry Pollan

it Got guys. you, it, thank appreciate

John Walsh

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you.

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Shneur Gershuni

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John Walsh

comment. Roger let I'll Sure.

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Roger Perreault

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Shneur Gershuni

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John Walsh

transformation thing other doing like to conditions. of period, think in in the formal would relatively to that, at as savings and limits Shneur, things we be the across majority the functions move item doing of company, travel. aligning generally savings. think some the critical transformation evolution our The are returning and that of operational programs look permanent about a I pandemic savings work we're and - on some we're the and those now some we're - particularly transformation but anyways. small our with recovery right the related is there some pandemic activity, There'll now, I in of associated work, some addition if the that's costs say the more we lower some through the normalized

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Ted Jastrzebski

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Shneur Gershuni

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John Walsh

Yeah.

Ted Jastrzebski

Yes.

Shneur Gershuni

Perfect.

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John Walsh

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Robert Beard

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Shneur Gershuni

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John Walsh

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Shneur Gershuni

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John Walsh

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dining for extending outdoor periods, I see more So longer that people like experience.

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Roger Perreault

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Shneur Gershuni

ask me right, of Really many appreciate Thank All so letting that. do you perfect. for questions. all

a safe And much and so day. you thank have very

John Walsh

Shneur. you, Thank

Roger Perreault

Thank you, Shneur.

Operator

CEO like remarks. At this you. Walsh, Thank time, over call turn back the no showing I to would closing John further am for I to questions.

John Walsh

look on you for your this you and call. our months developments certainly keeping We updated QX much on Take time and call attention as on again care. you and speaking to with our forward forward very to morning. weeks Thank the earnings progress look

Operator

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