Financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 are scheduled to be released Thursday, November 15, 2012. The Company’s quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results will be broadcast live over the Internet on November 15, 2012 at 10:00 am eastern time. To access the call, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.bonton.com. An online archive of the broadcast will be available within one hour after the conclusion of the call.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 273 department stores, which includes 11 furniture galleries, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate. The department stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.bonton.com.
Certain information included in this press release contains
statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “could,”
“will,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend”
or other similar expressions, involve important risks and uncertainties
that could significantly affect results in the future and, accordingly,
such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking
statements made by or on behalf of the Company.
could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks
related to retail businesses generally; a significant and prolonged
deterioration of general economic conditions which could negatively
impact the Company, including the potential write-down of the current
valuation of intangible assets and deferred taxes; risks related to the
agreement governing the Company’s proprietary credit card program;
potential increase in pension obligations; consumer spending patterns,
debt levels, and the availability and cost of consumer credit;
additional competition from existing and new competitors; inflation;
deflation; changes in the costs of fuel and other energy and
transportation costs; weather conditions that could negatively impact
sales; uncertainties associated with expanding or remodeling existing
stores; the ability to attract and retain qualified management; the
dependence upon relationships with vendors and their factors; a data
security breach or system failure; the ability to reduce or control SG&A
expenses, including initiatives to reduce expenses and improve
efficiency; operational disruptions; unsuccessful marketing initiatives;
the failure to successfully implement our key strategies, including
initiatives to improve our merchandising, marketing and operations;
adverse outcomes in litigation; the incurrence of unplanned capital
expenditures; the ability to obtain financing for working capital,
capital expenditures and general corporate purpose; the impact of new
regulatory requirements including the Credit Card Accountability
Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 and the Health Care Reform
Act; the inability or limitations on the Company’s ability to favorably
adjust the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; and the financial
condition of mall operators.
Additional factors that could cause
the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in these
forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail under Item 1A
of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
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