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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONT)
Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call
August 16, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Jean Fontana - Senior Vice President
Brendan L. Hoffman - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Keith E. Plowman - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer
Edward Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets
Michael Exstein - Credit Suisse
Kristina Westura – Telsey Advisory Group
William Reuter – Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Karru Martinson – Deutsche Bank AG
Jordan Hughes – Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Mary Gilbert – Imperial Capital LLC
Carla Casella – JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Chris Fetes – JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jason Alper - Tejas Securities Group, Inc.
Good day, and welcome to the Bon-Ton Stores Inc. second quarter Fiscal 2012 Results Conference Call. Today’s conference is being recorded.
At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Jean Fontana, Please go ahead.
Good morning, and welcome to the Bon-Ton second quarter fiscal 2012 conference call. Mr. Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO; and Mr. Keith Plowman, Executive Vice President and CFO will host today’s call. You may access a copy of the earning’s release on the company’s website at
www.bonton.com. You may also obtain a copy of the earnings release by calling 203-682-8200.
The statements contained in this conference call, which are not historical facts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in such statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties including those set forth in the cautionary note in the earnings release and all of which are described in the company’s filings with the SEC.