|Daniel O'Rourke||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Mark E. Speese||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Joel M. Mussat||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Maureen B. Short||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Bradley B. Thomas||KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc.|
|Kyle Joseph||Jefferies LLC|
|John Allen Baugh||Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.|
|John Rowan||Janney Montgomery Scott LLC|
|Laura Champine||Roe Equity Research LLC|
|Anthony Chukumba||Loop Capital Markets LLC|
Good morning, and thank you for holding. Welcome to Rent-A-Center's Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call.
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Your speakers today are Mr. Mark Speese, Chief Executive Officer of Rent-A-Center; Maureen Short, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Joel Mussat, Chief Operating Officer; and Daniel O'Rourke, Vice President of Finance, Investor Relations, and Treasury.