SALES DEVELOPMENT IN DECEMBER 2012
In December 2012, H&M Group total sales including VAT in local currencies increased by 8 percent compared to the same month the previous year. Sales in comparable units decreased by 2 percent. Comparable units comprise the stores and the internet and catalogue sales countries that have been in operation for at least a financial year. Sales in December were affected by a negative calendar effect of approximately 3 percentage points.
The total number of stores amounted to 2,809 on 31 December 2012 versus 2,490 on 31 December 2011.
The full year report for the financial year of 2011/2012 will be published on 30 January 2013
Karl-Johan Persson, Managing Director
Contact: Nils Vinge, Head of IR +46-8-796 5250
The information in this press release is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It was released for publication at 08.00 (CET) on 15 January 2013.