|Daniel O'Rourke||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Mitchell E. Fadel||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Maureen B. Short||Rent-A-Center, Inc.|
|Beryl Bugatch||Raymond James & Associates, Inc.|
Good morning and thank you for holding. Welcome to Rent-A-Center's Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call.
As a reminder, this conference is being recorded, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
Your speakers today are Mr. Mitch Fadel, Chief Executive Officer of Rent-A-Center; Maureen Short, Interim Chief Financial Officer; and Daniel O'Rourke, Vice President of Finance, Investor Relations, and Treasury.