ANN INC (ANN)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
August 17, 2012 8:30 am ET
Katherine Lawther Krill - Chief Executive Officer, President and Executive Director
Michael J. Nicholson - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Kimberly C. Greenberger - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Dana Lauren Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group LLC
Roxanne Meyer - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Lorraine Maikis Hutchinson - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Brian J. Tunick - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Anna A. Andreeva - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division
Robin S. Murchison - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division
Marni Shapiro - The Retail Tracker
Betty Y. Chen - Wedbush Securities Inc., Research Division
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the ANN INC.'s Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At the request of the company, today's call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] Following the prepared remarks by the company, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. I would now like to turn the call over to Judy Lord, Vice President, Investor Relations. Please go ahead.
Good morning, everyone. We're very pleased you could join us this morning to review our results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. I'm here this morning with Kay Krill, ANN INC.'s President and CEO; and Mike Nicholson, our CFO. Kay will begin with an overview of the quarter and a brief update on our strategic initiatives, followed by Mike, who will discuss our financial results and outlook. After that, we'll open it up for your questions.