I would also like to introduce those officers of the company who are in attendance. Jeremy Aguilar, who I previously introduced, Mike Stout, who is our Chief Administrative Officer, Trent Tailor, Chief Information officer, Charlie Young, our Chief Human Resource Officer and Mike Larimer, our Chief Merchandizing Officer.
Also present with us today is Mr. Paul Coates, a partner with the company’s independent auditors KPMG LLP. Paul will be available to respond to appropriate questions during the Q&A session of today’s meeting.
We’ll now conduct the business portion of our meeting, and vote on the two matters to be considered by the stockholders. Then following the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting, we will be available with a question-and-answer period.
We have two proposals to address today. First, the election of 11 directors, and second to ratify the appointment by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of KPMG, as the company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending March 13, 2013. These items have been more fully described on our notice of Annual Meeting and proxy statement, a copy of which is made available to all stockholders and is also available at this meeting.Mrs. Jeanine Simon joins us today from Computershare, our registrar and transfer agent. Jeanine has been appointed as Inspector for the purpose of verifying and tabulating the votes of this Annual Meeting and has taken an oath to execute her duties, which will be filed with the minutes as a part of the record of the meeting. The Secretary, Jeremy Aguilar has a list of all the stockholders of the company entitled to vote at the meeting. The list is available for your inspection during the meeting and has been made available at the company’s headquarters for the past 10 days. It was prepared by Computershare, and shows each shareholder of record and the number of shares earned by each shareholder on June 08, 2012 which was the record date for this meeting.
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