Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT.A) Q2 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

May 04, 2016 • 04:30 pm ET

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Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT.A) Q2 2016 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

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Executive
John R. Ranelli

it is and more importantly, what it will be tomorrow. I cannot imagine a better time to execute our succession plan. As I reach 70, we have a strategy that is working, our management team achieving record performance, and a talented board member ready to take Central to the next level.

On a personal level, I cannot thank my teammates enough. They have given me the gift of an amazing and very emotionally rewarding CEO experience through the relationships and friendships we have built. This is the truly unique gift, I will remember and cherish forever.

Now, we would be happy to answer any of your questions. With Howard, George and me today are Niko Lahanas, Senior Vice President of Operations and Reporting, and J.D. Walker, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Garden Brands.

Operator, please open the line for questions.