West Marine Announces Webcast and Conference Call Regarding Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results and to Provide 2013 Earnings Guidance

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WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR) will report its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results and 2013 earnings guidance before market open on Thursday, February 21, 2013, and will host a conference call later that same day at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast live over the Internet at www.westmarine.com on the "Investor Relations" page. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the streaming media software required to listen to the Internet broadcast.

The call is available by dialing (888) 756-1546 in the U.S. and Canada and (706) 634-1083 for international callers. Please be prepared to give the conference ID number 95376850. An audio replay of the call will be available February 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time through February 28, 2013. The replay number is (855) 859-2056 in the U.S. and Canada and (404) 537-3406 for international callers. The access code is 95376850.


West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has 299 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and five franchised stores in Turkey. Our Direct-to-Customer division, which comprises our call center, direct mail and e-commerce channels, offers customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and e-commerce purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment, serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).

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CONTACT: West Marine, Inc. Tom Moran, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phone: (831) 761-4229

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