Rimi Baltic’s store sales January – September 2008





Rimi Baltics store sales January – September 2008

Solna 7 October, 2008

Rimi Baltics store sales excluding VAT, in January – September 2008, totaled approximately EUR 968 million representing growth of 16 percent compared with the same period last year.

Rimi Baltics store sales per country in euro, excluding VAT, January – September 2008:

Million, EUR Change, percent Rimi Estonia 290.5 9% Rimi Latvia 474.5 21% Rimi Lithuania 202.9 14% Rimi Baltic total 967.9 16%

Rimi Baltics store sales per country in euro, excluding VAT in September 2008:

Million, EUR Change, percent Rimi Estonia 30.3 7% Rimi Latvia 49.3 18% Rimi Lithuania 20.3 6% Rimi Baltic total 99.9 12%



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 227 stores in the Baltic region; 69 are located in Estonia, 96 in Latvia, and 62 in Lithuania.

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