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July 24, 2012 05:00 pm ET
Lee Wilder - IR
Gil Danielson - EVP & CFO
Charlie Loudermilk - Chairman
Ron Allen - President & CEO
Ken Butler - COO
TJ McConville - Raymond James
Matt McCall - BB&T Capital Markets
Laura Champine - Canaccord Genuity
David Magee - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Dillard Watt - Stifel Nicolaus
Chuck Ruff - Insight Investments
Sasha Kostadinov- Shaker Investments
Good afternoon and welcome to the Aaron's, Inc. second quarter earnings conference call. Just to let you know, all lines will be muted during the presentation portion of the call, with an opportunity for questions-and-answers at the end.
At this time, I would like to introduce your host, Mr. Gil Danielson. Thank you and have a good conference. You may proceed, Mr. Danielson.
Thank you everybody for joining us today. As usual, I am going to turn it over to Lee Wilder, who does the Investor Relations work for Aaron’s and she will read our standard Safe Harbor statement and then we’ll begin the conference call. So, Lee?
Good afternoon. My name is Lee Wilder and I assist in Investor Relations for Aaron’s. The company’s earnings release issued today and the related Form 8-K are available on our website www.aaronsinc.com, in the Investor Relations section and this webcast will be archived for replay there as well.
With us today are Charlie Loudermilk, Chairman; Ron Allen, CEO; Ken Butler, COO and Gil Danielson, CFO.