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Bon-Ton Stores' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Bon-Ton Stores (BONT)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

March 07, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Jean Fontana - Senior Vice President

Brendan L. Hoffman - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Keith E. Plowman - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer

Anthony J. Buccina - Vice Chairman and President of Merchandising

Analysts

Grant Jordan - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Edward J. Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Michael Exstein - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Emily E. Shanks - Barclays Capital, Research Division

William M. Reuter - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Karen Eltrich - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Karru Martinson - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Carla Casella - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Rishi Parekh - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Todd Harkrider - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Colleen Burns

Unknown Analyst

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to today's Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today's conference is being recorded. I would like to now turn the conference to Ms. Jean Fontana. Please go ahead, ma'am.

Jean Fontana

Thank you, Augusta. Good morning, and welcome to Bon-Ton's fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 conference call. Mr. Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO; Mr. Tony Buccina, Vice Chairman and President of Merchandising; and Mr. Keith Plowman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will host today's call.

You may access a copy of the earnings release on company's website at www.bonton.com. You may also obtain a copy of the earnings release by calling (203) 682-8200.

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