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May 17, 2012 10:00 am ET
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
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.
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.
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.