Rimi Baltic’s sales in January 2007

Rimi Baltics sales in January 2007

Solna 9 February, 2007

Rimi Baltics sales excluding VAT, in January 2007 totaled EUR 83.7 million representing growth of 18.9 percent compared with the same period last year.

Rimi Baltics sales per country in euro, excluding VAT, in January 2007: Million, EUR Change, percent Rimi Estonia 27.3 7.3 Rimi Latvia 39.0 26.7 Rimi Lithuania 17.3 23.0 Rimi Baltic, total 83.7 18.9 Change in percent shows the change from the corresponding period last year. Pegged exchange rates have been used to arrive at comparable results.

Rimi Baltic operates 205 stores in the Baltic region; 63 are located in Estonia, 90 in Latvia, and 52 in Lithuania.

From January 1, 2007 Rimi Baltic is accounted for as a wholly owned subsidiary of ICA AB.

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