Safeway Inc. (SWY)
Q3 2010 Earnings Call Transcript
October 14, 2010 11:00 am ET
Melissa Plaisance – SVP, Finance and IR
Steve Burd – Chairman, President and CEO
Robert Edwards – EVP and CFO
Scott Mushkin – Jefferies
Karen Short – BMO Capital
John Heinbockel – Guggenheim
Ed Kelly – Credit Suisse
Robby Ohmes – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Neil Currie – UBS
Jonathan Feeney – Janney Montgomery Scott
Alton Stump – Longbow Research
Sean Kras – Barclays Capital
Deborah Weinswig – Citigroup
Mark Wiltamuth – Morgan Stanley
Bob Summers – Susquehanna
Andrew Wolf – BB&T
Welcome to the Safeway Third Quarter 2010 Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. (Operator instructions)
I will now like to turn the call over to Ms. Melissa Plaisance, Safeway’s Senior Vice President of Finance. Please go ahead.
Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us for Safeway’s third quarter earnings conference call. With me this morning is Steve Burd, our Chairman, President and CEO; and Robert Edwards, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Before I hand the call over to Steve, I’d like to remind you that management will make statements during this call that includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements contain information about our future operating or financial performance.
Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to be materially different from those anticipated. However, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any such statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For a list and description of those risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the SEC.