Big Lots (BIG) Q2 2012 Earnings Call August 23, 2012 8:00 am ET Executives Andrew Regrut Timothy A. Johnson - Senior Vice President of Finance Joe R. Cooper - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Executive Vice President and President of Big Lots Canada Steven S. Fishman - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Analysts Meredith Adler - Barclays Capital, Research Division Joseph I. Feldman - Telsey Advisory Group LLC David M. Mann - Johnson Rice & Company, L.L.C., Research Division Laura A. Champine - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division Jeffrey S. Stein - Northcoast Research Charles X. Grom - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Daniel R. Wewer - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division Peter J. Keith - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division John Zolidis - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated Bradley B. Thomas - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Patrick McKeever - MKM Partners LLC, Research Division Anthony C. Chukumba - BB&T Capital Markets, Research Division Matthew R. Boss - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division PresentationOperator
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Lots' Second Quarter 2012 Teleconference. This call is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] At this time, I would like to introduce today's first speaker, Director of Investor Relations, Andy Regrut. Please go ahead. Andrew Regrut Thanks, Deanna, and thank you, everyone, for joining us for our second quarter conference call. With me here today in Columbus are Steve Fishman, our Chairman, CEO and President; Chuck Haubiel, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer; Joe Cooper, Executive Vice President and President of Big Lots Canada; and Tim Johnson, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.