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GVP GSE Systems

Participants
Kalle Ahl Investor Relations-The Equity Group
Kyle Loudermilk President and Chief Executive Officer
Emmett Pepe Chief Financial Officer
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Operator

Greetings and welcome to GSE Solutions’ Fourth Quarter and Year End 2020 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] Please note, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Kalle Ahl of The Equity Group. begin. may you you, Thank

Kalle Ahl

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Kyle Loudermilk

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Emmett Pepe

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Kyle Loudermilk

Thanks please very questions. much, for floor the Emmett. open Operator,

Operator

to the closing no questions this there call management [Operator I like Instructions] turn at over Since would any further are remarks. time, back to for

Kyle Loudermilk

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Operator

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