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May 24, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET
Bob Fisch - President and CEO
Kim Reynolds - SVP and General Merchandise Manager
Keith McDonough - SVP and CFO
Joe Teklits - ICR, Inc.
Adrienne Tennant - Janney Montgomery
Brian Tunick – JPMorgan
Paul Lejuez - Nomura
Janet Kloppenburg - JJK Research
Erinn Murphy - Piper Jaffray
Lorraine Hutchinson - BofA Merrill Lynch
Good day and welcome to the rue21 Incorporated first quarter fiscal 2012 earnings results conference. Today's call is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Joe Teklits. Please go ahead.
Great, thanks. Good afternoon everyone and welcome to rue21's first quarter 2012 conference call. As the speakers today are Bob Fisch, Kim Reynolds, and Keith McDonough. And as a reminder, statements made during today's call will contain forward-looking information about our financial performance and prospects. And results could differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements.
Risks and uncertainties that could cause our business and financial results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are included in our fiscal 2011 Form 10-K and in subsequent filings we have made with the SEC, as well as in the earnings press release we issued today. These documents can also be found on the Investor Relations section of our website at rue21.com. All information discussed on this call is as of today, May 24,
, 2012. And the company undertakes no duty to update its information to reflect future events or circumstances.
And with that, I will turn the call over to Bob.