Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) today announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its second quarter 2012 earnings conference call on Thursday, August 23, 2012. The Company's results for the second quarter and six months ended July 28, 2012, will be released earlier that morning. The live broadcast of Fred's conference call will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 23, 2012. An online replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live broadcast and will continue through September 23, 2012. A link to these events can be found at www.fredsinc.com. Fred's, Inc. operates 698 discount general merchandise stores, including 21 franchised Fred's stores, in the southeastern United States. For more information about the Company, visit Fred's website at www.fredsinc.com.