Nordstrom (JWN) Q2 2012 Earnings Call August 09, 2012 4:45 pm ET Executives Robert E. Campbell - Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer Blake W. Nordstrom - Principal Executive Officer, President and Director Michael G. Koppel - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Erik B. Nordstrom - Executive Vice President, President of Stores and Director Peter E. Nordstrom - Executive Vice President, President of Merchandising and Director Analysts Deborah L. Weinswig - Citigroup Inc, Research Division Dorothy S. Lakner - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division Charles X. Grom - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Edward J. Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Jennifer Black - Black & Company Inc., Research Division Erika K. Maschmeyer - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division Adrianne Shapira - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Lorraine Maikis Hutchinson - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Barbara Wyckoff - Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Research Division Kimberly C. Greenberger - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Paul Swinand - Morningstar Inc., Research Division Lizabeth Dunn - Macquarie Research Alex J. Fuhrman - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division Dana Lauren Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group LLC PresentationOperator
Hello, and welcome to the Nordstrom 2012 Second Quarter Conference Call. At the request of Nordstrom, today's conference call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I will now introduce Rob Campbell, Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations for Nordstrom. You may begin, sir. Robert E. Campbell Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us for the Nordstrom conference call, which will last 45 minutes and include 30 minutes for your questions. As a reminder, all forward-looking statements on this call are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from the expectations and assumptions discussed due to a variety of factors that affect the company, including the risks specified in the company's most recently filed Forms 10-K and 10-Q.