Operator: Good day, and welcome everyone to Lockheed Martin First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded.
At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Jerry Kircher, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir.
Jerry F. Kircher, III - IR: Thank you, Ally, and good afternoon, everyone. I'd like to welcome you to our first quarter 2013 earnings conference call. Joining me today on the call are Marillyn Hewson, our Chief Executive Officer and President; and Bruce Tanner, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Statements made in today's call that are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of Federal securities law. Actual results may differ. Please see today's press release and our SEC filings for a description of some of the factors that may cause actual results to vary materially from anticipated results.
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With that, I'd like to turn the call over to Marillyn.
Marillyn A. Hewson - CEO and President: Thanks, Jerry. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us on the call today. Before I begin I want to offer congratulations to our Lockheed Martin team for their outstanding performance that enabled the achievement of strong first quarter operational and financial results, while operating in a dynamic and challenging environment. Their focus and efforts have our Corporation poised for continued success in delivering solutions to customers and value to shareholders. While Bruce will cover the financials in more detail later on in the call, I would highlight some noteworthy financial performance in the quarter that included growth in earnings per share to $2.33, 15% above last year's first quarter level, expansion of segment operating margin to 12.1% achieving an increase of 20 basis points above last year's level and generation of $2.1 billion in cash from operations.
Our continued strong cash flow is key to our cash deployment strategy to generate value to shareholders for share repurchases and dividend payments. In the first quarter we repurchased over 5 million shares of stock for approximately $460 million and paid slightly under $400 million in dividends. These combined cash deployment actions returned over $830 million to shareholders in the quarter. We continue to execute our strategy through solid performance on our core business and by winning key, competitive and follow-on awards to extend our franchise programs.
We also expanded our international business activities and continued our measured pursuit and exploration into adjacent new businesses. Let me begin with a brief summary of our key order bookings in the quarter. Noteworthy awards, included, aeronautics receipt of an IDIQ award on the F-22 program for a 10-year fleet modernization and an extension under the Raptor Enhanced Development and Integration program with a potential value of almost $7 billion, an award of (8 Lot refunds) for 29 new F-35 aircraft for the U.S. government. Additionally we were awarded funds for long lead acquisition of four F-35 aircraft for Japan.