West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMAR) will hold a webcast and conference call on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 financial results and 2012 earnings guidance. West Marine’s earnings release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission under cover of Form 8-K prior to the call. The live call will be webcast and available in real time on the Internet at www.westmarine.com on the “Investor Relations” page. The earnings release will also be posted on the Internet at www.westmarine.com in the “Press Releases” section on the Investor Relations page. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the streaming media software required to listen to the Internet broadcast. Interested parties can also connect to the conference call by dialing (800) 341-6235 in the U.S. and Canada and (706) 634-1041 for international callers. Please be prepared to give the conference ID number 50215068. The call leader will be West Marine’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Eisenberg. An audio replay of the call will be available February 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time through March 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM Pacific Time. The replay number is (855) 859-2056 in the U.S. and Canada and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The access code is 50215068. ABOUT WEST MARINE West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has 318 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer customers approximately 75,000 products and the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).