H&M GROUP SALES DEVELOPMENT IN OCTOBER

In the month of October 2006, sales in local currencies including VAT increased by 12 per cent compared to October previous year.

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


2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06

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


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 1,321 on 31 October 2006 versus 1,182 on 31 October 2005.

Sales development in the month of November will be published on Friday 15 December 2006 at 08.00 CET.

Rolf Eriksen, Managing Director


Contact person:
Nils Vinge, Head of Investor Relations +46-8-796 5250

Press pictures and background information for editorial use can be down loaded from www.hm.com

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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