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May 24, 2012 08:30 am ET
Michael Barnes - Chief Executive Officer
Ronald Ristau - Chief Financial Officer
Tim Jackson - Director, Investor Relations
Bill Armstrong - C.L. King & Associates
David Wu - Telsey Advisory Group
Jennifer Davis - Lazard Capital Markets
Rick Patel - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jeff Stein - Northcoast Research
Anthony Lebiedzinski - Sidoti & Co.
Jessica Schoen - Barclays Capital
Susan Sansbury - Miller Tabak + Co., LLC
Rodney Whitehead - Deutsche Bank
James Pan - CP&E Partners
Good day and welcome to the Signet Jewelers’ First Quarter Results 2012 Conference Call. Today’s conference is being recorded.
At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. Tim Jackson. Please go ahead, sir.
Good morning and welcome. Thank you, Operator. Welcome to the conference call for Signet’s first quarter fiscal 2013 results. This is Tim Jackson, Investor Relations Director talking. With me are Mike Barnes, CEO and Ron Ristau, CFO. The presentation deck we will be talking to is available from the webcast section of the Company’s website, www.signetjewelers.com.
I will now give the Safe Harbor statement. During today’s presentation, we will in places discuss Signet’s business outlook and make certain forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. We urge you to read the risk factors cautionary language and other disclosure in the annual report on Form 10-K that was filed with the SEC on March 22, 2012. We also draw your attention to this slide.