Axfood’s sales September 2005

Net sales* (excluding VAT) for stores in Sweden owned by the Group, increased by 8.9 % for the month of September, of which same-stores decreased by 0,3 %. Consolidated net sales totalled SEK 2,746 m (2,741), an increase by 0.2 % compared with the same period a year ago. Under the period January-September 2005 the increase was 4.0 % for stores in Sweden owned by the Group, of which same-stores decreased by 3.0 %. Consolidated net sales totalled SEK 24,475 m (25,330), a decrease of 3.4 %. Of total sales, the Swedish operations accounted for SEK 20,781 m (21,425) and Spar Finland for SEK 3,694 m (3,905). Hemköp’s sales increased by 4.3 % during the month, of which same-stores decreased by 1.1 %. Accumulated sales increased by 0.7 %, of which same-stores decreased by 5.2 %. Willys sales increased by 11.5 % during the month, of which same-stores increased by 1.1 %. Accumulated sales increased by 6.1 %, of which same-stores decreased by 1.5 %. Willys hemma increased its sales by 1.0 % during the month, of which same-stores decreased by 9.3 %. Accumulated sales decreased by 3.8 %, of which same-stores decreased by 10.7 %. Spar Finland’s sales decreased by 1.9 % or by 4.8 % in local currency during the month. Accumulated sales decreased by 5.4 %, in local currency the sales decreased by 6.0 % compared with the same period a year ago. For stores owned by the Group the increase in local currency was 1.0 %, of which same-stores decreased by 5.4 %. For stores owned by the Group accumulated sales in local currency decreased by 0.6 % of which same-stores decreased by 7.5 %. * The figures are preliminary, definite figures will currently be presented at www.axfood.se under Financial info. Preliminary sales figures will be presented on the following dates: Okt 3/11, Nov 5/12. For further information, please contact: Lars Nilsson, Executive Vice President and CFO, +46-705-69 66 33 Kenneth Wall, Press Manager, +46-703-124 122

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Axfood AB conducts retail trade through the wholly owned store chains Hemköp, Willys and Willys hemma and wholesale trade through Dagab and Axfood Närlivs. In addition, Axfood collaborates with a number of proprietor-run stores that are tied to Axfood through agreements.

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