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August 29, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET
Paul Blair - Investor Relations
Michael Ray - Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jeffrey Blade - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Roddy Mann - Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Neely Tamminga - Piper Jaffray
Jennifer Davis - Lazard Capital Markets
Erika Maschmeyer - Robert W. Baird
Evren Kopelman - Wells Fargo
Amy Noblin - William Blair
Peter Wahlstrom - Morningstar
Oliver Chen - Citigroup
Steven Marotta - CL King & Associates
Ike Boruchow - JPMorgan
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to today's Vera Bradley Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results Conference. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation we will conduct a question-and-answer session, instructions will be provided at that time. As a reminder today's conference is being recorded. I’d now like to turn the conference over to Paul Blair of Vera Bradley’s Investor Relations Department. Please go ahead, sir.
Good afternoon and welcome. We would like to thank you for joining us this afternoon for Vera Bradley's fiscal 2013 second quarter results conference call.
Some of the statements made on the conference call during our prepared remarks and in response to your questions, may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to and within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as amended. Such forward-looking statements are subject to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expect. Please refer to today's press release and the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 filed with the SEC for a discussion of known risks and uncertainties. Investor's should not assume the statements made during the call will remain operative at a later time. The company undertakes no obligation to update any information disclosed on the call.