H&M GROUP SALES DEVELOPMENT IN JANUARY

In the month of January 2007, sales in local currencies including VAT increased by 16 per cent compared to January previous year.

Sales increase per month in per cent excluding currency rate changes:


2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07

December 11 13 14(4) 16(5)
January 14 5 15(5) 16(5)
February 13 6 11(2)
March 7 20 0(-8)
April 13 15 9(1)
May 7 18 13(5)
June 15 18 9(1)
July 14 12 11(2)
August 15 17 15(5)
September 10 7 9(0)
October 9 10 12(3)
November 24 11 11(2)

Whole year 12 13 11(2)


The figure in parenthesis represents the sales development in comparable stores. A store is comparable if it has been open and has had an unchanged sales area for at least a financial year. H&M’s financial year extends from 1 December to 30 November.

The number of stores amounted to 1,346 on 31 January 2007 versus 1,191 on 31 January 2006.

Sales development in the month of February will be published together with the three month report on Wednesday 28 March 2007 at 8.00 CET.

Rolf Eriksen, Managing Director

About Us

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories, H&M Home as well as ARKET. The H&M group has 43 online markets and 4,739 stores in 69 markets including franchise markets as per 30 November 2017. In 2017, sales including VAT amounted toapproximately SEK 232* billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 161,000. For further information, visit about.hm.com

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