Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) F3Q10 (Qtr End 05/29/10) Earnings Call Transcript July 7, 2010 10:00 am ET Executives Kiley Rawlins – VP, IR and Communications Ken Smith – SVP and CFO Howard Levine – Chairman and CEO Jim Kelly – President and COO Analysts Charles Grom – JP Morgan Securities Deborah Weinswig – Citigroup Global Markets Dan Wewer – Raymond James & Associates Wayne Hood – BMO Capital Markets Mark Miller – William Blair & Company Joseph Parkhill – Morgan Stanley Scot Ciccarelli – RBC Capital Markets Bernard Sosnick – Gilford Securities PresentationOperator
Good morning. My name is Courtney and I will be your conference facilitator today. I would like to welcome everyone to the Family Dollar earnings conference call. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections you may disconnect at this time. All lines have been placed on a mute to prevent any background noise. After the Company’s prepared remarks there will be a brief question-and-answer period. The question-and-answer queue will not be available until after the Company has concluded the prepared remarks. So, please wait until after the speakers have finished their remarks to be – before attempting to enter the queue. I would now like to introduce Ms. Kiley Rawlins, Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications. Miss Rawlins, you may begin your conference. Kiley Rawlins Thank you, Courtney, and good morning everyone. Thank you for joining us today. Before we begin you should note that our comments today will include forward-looking statements regarding various operating initiatives, sales and profitability metrics, and capital expenditures, as well as our expectations for future financial performance.