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Bon-Ton Stores Management Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Bon-Ton Stores (BONT)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 17, 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

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

Grant Jordan - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

William M. Reuter - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Jordan Hughes - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Emily E. Shanks - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Carla Casella - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Karru Martinson - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

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

Elie Radinsky - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Colleen Burns

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Bon-Ton Stores Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Results Conference. Today's conference is being recorded. And now, I'd like to turn the call over to Ms. Jean Fontana with ICR. Please go ahead, ma'am.

Jean Fontana

Good morning, and welcome to Bon-Ton's first quarter fiscal 2012 conference call. Mr. Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO and Mr. Keith Plowman, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host today's call.

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

The statements contained in this conference call which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in such statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those set forth in the cautionary note in the earnings release, and all of which are described in the company's filings with the SEC.

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