The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., today announced that it will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 before the market opens on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Edwin J. Holman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Mark R. Bierley, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Pantry, will host an interactive conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. EST. A live audio webcast will be accessible through the Investors section of the Company’s web site at www.thepantry.com, and a replay will be available for 30 days. The conference call will also be accessible to the public by calling 866-730-5765 (domestic), or 857-350-1589 (international); passcode – 21134379. Callers should dial in approximately 5-10 minutes before the call begins. A conference call replay will be available two hours following the call for seven days, and can be accessed by calling 888-286-8010 (domestic), or 617-801-6888 (international); passcode – 78194490. About The Pantry Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, The Pantry, Inc. is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country. As of January 27, 2012, the Company operated 1,620 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express®, its primary operating banner. The Pantry's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, as well as gasoline and other ancillary services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its customers.