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Forward-Looking Statements Involving Known and Unknown Risks and Uncertainties Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release or otherwise made by our management in connection with the subject matter of this release are forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) and involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond our control. Our future performance and financial results may differ materially from those included in any such forward-looking statements and such forward-looking statements should not be relied upon by investors as a prediction of actual results. You can identify these statements as those that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or advancements and by forward-looking words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "estimate", "predict", "intend", "plan", "project", "goal", "will", "will be", "will continue", "will result", "could", "may", "might" or other words with similar meanings. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expectations for future performance, sales targets, margin targets, new store openings, performance of our eCommerce business, and our long-term growth opportunities.
The following factors, among others, in some cases have affected and in the future could affect our financial performance and actual results, and could cause actual results for fiscal 2013 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements included in this release or otherwise made by our management: ongoing economic and financial uncertainties may cause a decline in consumer spending; changes in the general economic and business conditions and in the specialty retail or sporting goods industry in particular; competition in the sporting goods industry; changes in consumer demand; limitations on the availability of attractive store locations; unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential customer information; risks relating to our private brand offerings; access to adequate capital; changing laws and regulations affecting our business including the regulation of firearms and ammunition; factors affecting our vendors; litigation risks; foreign trade issues and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the loss of our key executives, especially Edward W. Stack, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; protection of our intellectual property; disruptions with our eCommerce services provider or of our information systems; disruption at our distribution facilities; developments with sports leagues, professional athletes or sports superstars; weather and seasonality of our business; regional risks; risks associated with strategic investments or acquisitions; labor needs; risks associated with being a controlled company; our anti-takeover provisions; our current intention to issue quarterly cash dividends; and our share repurchase activity, if any.
Known and unknown risks and uncertainties are more fully described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 2, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 22, 2013 and in other reports filed with the SEC. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment; therefore, new risk factors can arise, and it is not possible for management to predict or assess the impact of all such risk factors. Forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date of this release. We do not assume any obligation and do not intend to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by the securities laws.About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of August 3, 2013, the Company operated 527 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at www.DicksSportingGoods.com/investors . The Company's website is not part of this press release. Contacts: Anne-Marie Megela, VP - Treasury Services and Investor Relations or Scott W. McKinney, Director of Investor Relations(724) 273-3400 firstname.lastname@example.org