American Greetings Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

American Greetings (AM)

Q1 2013 Earnings Call

June 28, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Gregory M. Steinberg - Director of Investor Relations and Treasurer

Zev Weiss - Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee

Stephen J. Smith - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President

Jeffrey M. Weiss - President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee

Analysts

Jeffrey S. Stein - Northcoast Research

Michael Schechter

Carla Casella - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Sean O'Malley

Presentation

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the American Greetings Corporation First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. Gregory Steinberg. Please go ahead, sir.

Gregory M. Steinberg

Thank you, Melanie. Good morning, everyone. As Melanie mentioned, welcome to our first quarter conference call. Joining me today on the call are Zev Weiss, our CEO; Jeff Weiss, our COO; and Steve Smith, our CFO.

We released our earnings for the first quarter fiscal 2013 this morning. If you do not yet have our first quarter press release, you can find a copy within the Investors section of the American Greetings website at investors.americangreetings.com.

As you may expect, some of our comments today include statements about projections for the future. Those projections involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any forecasts or estimates, and we do not plan to update any forward-looking statements.

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