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Furniture Brands International CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Furniture Brands International, Inc. (FBN)

Q2 2011 Earnings Call

August 4, 2011 8:30 am ET

Executives

Steven G. Rolls – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ralph P. Scozzafava – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Analysts

Brad Thomas – Keybanc Capital Markets

Todd Schwartzman – Sidoti & Company

Chad Bolen – Raymond James & Associates

Barry Vogel – Barry Vogel & Associates

Maggie Gilliam – Gilliam & Co.

John Baugh – Stifel Nicolaus

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Second Quarter 2011 Furniture Brands International, Inc. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Tiana and I will the operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, today’s conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to turn the call over to your host for today Mr. Steve Rolls, Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed.

Steven G. Rolls

Thank you, operator. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us today. I’ll take a moment to read the Safe Harbor statement before I go over the financial results for our second quarter. Ralph Scozzafava, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will then follow with a discussion of the highlights in the quarter.

I need to remind you that certain comments made during this call may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our actual results and future financial conditions may differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements as a result of many factors that may be outside of our control. Please refer to our SEC filings, including our annual report filed on Form 10-K for a complete discussion of the major risks and uncertainties that may affect our business. The forward-looking statements made today are as of the date of this call and we do not undertake any obligation to update our forward-looking statements.

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