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August 09, 2012 10:00 am ET
Darren R. Jackson - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Kevin P. Freeland - Chief Operating Officer
Michael A. Norona - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Assistant Secretary
Gary Balter - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Gregory S. Melich - ISI Group Inc., Research Division
Michael Lasser - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Daniel R. Wewer - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division
Matthew J. Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Jonathan N. Berg - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division
Bret David Jordan - BB&T Capital Markets, Research Division
Welcome to the Advance Auto Parts Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] Before we begin, Joshua Moore, Director of Finance and Investor Relations, will make a brief statement concerning forward-looking statements that will be made on this call.
Good morning, and thank you for joining us on today's call.
I'd like to remind you that our comments today contain forward-looking statements we intend to be covered by, and we claim the protection under, the Safe Harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements address future events, developments or results and typically use words such as believe, anticipate, expect, intend, will, plan, forecast, outlook or estimate, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause the results to differ materially, including competitive pressures, demand for the company's products, the economy in general, consumer debt levels, dependence on foreign suppliers, the weather, business interruptions and other factors disclosed in the company's 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this conference call and does not undertake to update or revise them as more information becomes available.