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August 16, 2012 10:00 am ET
Karen B. Rhoads - Director and Member of Executive Committee
Thomas B. Heacock - Treasurer and Corporate Controller
Dennis H. Nelson - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Robert M. Carlberg - Vice President of Men's Merchandising
Paul Alexander - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Margaret B. Whitfield - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division
Simeon A. Siegel - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
John D. Kernan - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division
Travis Williams - Stephens Inc., Research Division
Edward J. Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
Adrienne Tennant - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Research Division
Janine M. Stichter - Telsey Advisory Group LLC
Ladies and gentlemen, we do appreciate your patience. And welcome to the Buckle Conference Call.
Members of the Buckle's management on the call today are Dennis Nelson, President and CEO; Karen Rhoads, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Pat Whisler, Vice President of Women's Merchandising; Bob Carlberg, Vice President of Men's Merchandising; Kyle Hanson, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel; and Tom Heacock, Treasurer and Corporate Controller.
As they review the operating results for the second quarter, which ended July 28, 2012, they would like to reiterate their policy of not giving future sales or earnings guidance and have the following Safe Harbor statement.
Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements made by the company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors, which may be beyond the company's control. Accordingly, the company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any of projected results, expressed or implied therein, will not be realized.