For Q3 2012, we now expect consolidated earnings per diluted share to increase by 13% to approximately $0.36, compared with non-GAAP consolidated earnings per diluted share of $0.32 for the same period in 2011. This is better than our previously communicated expectations of mid-single digit growth since consolidated same-store sales are expected to increase approximately 4.0% on top of a 4.1% increase for Q3 last year.

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