Clas Ohlson increase sales in June 2016

Sales increased by 3 per cent in June to 589 MSEK (575). In local currencies, sales increased by 5 per cent.

Compared with the same month previous year, the net store portfolio was expanded by
8 stores. At the end of the period, the total number of stores was 207.

Sales were distributed as follows:

Countries,   MSEK June
 
2016/17 
June
 
2015/16 
Percentage change Percentage change,
  local currency
Sweden 269 260 +4 +4
Norway 237 231 +3 +9
Finland 60 57 +5 +5
Outside Nordic countries* 23 27 -15 -9
589 575 +3 +5

*Effected by store optimization in the UK. 

Total sales during the first two months of the fiscal year (May to June 2016) amounted to 1,129 MSEK (1,129). In local currencies, sales increased by 3 per cent.

The first quarter interim report 2016/17 will be published at 07:00 CET on Wednesday
7 September 2016. The report will be presented on the same day at 08:30 CET in Clas Ohlson’s store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.

This is information that Clas Ohlson AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 7:00 am CET on 15 July 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in five countries via its over 200 stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of over 7.5 billion SEK and more than 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com

About Us

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. This year, we are celebrating 100 years as a business with customers in five markets, approximately 5,000 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8 billion SEK. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. A lot has happened since the start in 1918, but one thing has remained the same over the years; that we want to help and inspire people to improve their everyday lives by offering smart, simple, practical solutions at attractive prices. Read more about our history on clasohlson100.com/en or visit about.clasohlson.com for current events and information.

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