Safeway Inc. (SWY) March 06, 2012 8:00 am ET Executives Melissa C. Plaisance - Senior Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations Steven A. Burd - Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Executive Committee Robert L. Edwards - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Diane M. Dietz - Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President William Y. Tauscher - Independent Director and Member of Executive Committee Analysts John Heinbockel - Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Research Division Unknown Analyst Mark Wiltamuth - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Kenneth Goldman - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Edward J. Kelly - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division PresentationMelissa C. Plaisance
Good morning, everyone. I'm Melissa Plaisance, Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations for Safeway, and on behalf of the management team, I'm very pleased to welcome you to Safeway's 2012 Investor Conference. We have those of you here at the Waldorf in New York, as well as those of you who are listening in via webcast. We welcome you, all. As you may know, we put out a press release about an hour ago, and we filed an 8-K with a handful of slides that were deemed material. So those will be available for you on www.safeway.com under the Investor Relations tab. And as it has been a tradition for us, we like to kick off the meeting with a brief video that'll give you a sense of many of the topics we're going to cover today. [Presentation] Now before we have Steve Burd, our Chairman, President and CEO, come up and begin the meeting, I'd like you to take a listen to the Safe Harbor language.