H&M NAMED BEST INTERNATIONAL RETAILER

America's National Retail Federation, the world's biggest retail trade organisation, has named H&M as its International Award Winner. H&M's chairman Stefan Persson will receive the award at a ceremony in New York in mid-January.

The award is given annually to a retailer who has achieved a reputation for excellence within both its home country and internationally. H&M's successful expansion in both Europe and the USA was cited as one of the reasons for the award.

Previous award winners have included the French chain Carrefour, Germany's Otto Versand, Sears Canada and Britain?s Marks & Spencer, along with the Canadian company Bata Limited.

Contact person:
Kristina Stenvinkel, Communications Manager, H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
Telephone: +46 8-796 39 08, +46 70-796 55 50

Pamela Rucker/Sarah Scheuer, National Retail Federation
Telephone: +1 202 783 7971

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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