RIGHTS ISSUE ALLOCATION FINALISED

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The subscription period in the RNB Retail and Brands AB (publ) rights issue ended on the 22 April 2013. Through the transaction, the company will receive approx. SEK 463 million before transaction costs.

“I am pleased with the rights issue outcome and grateful that such a predominant majority of our shareholders choses to support the company. Now we can focus 100 per cent on developing the business and, among other things, complete on-going rationalisations and rationalisation programs related to the strategic review of JC” says Magnus Håkansson, CEO of RNB Retail and Brands

Adding the subscriptions together shows that 67.26 per cent of the offered shares have been subscribed for with subscription rights and 4.38 per cent of the offered shares have been subscribed for without subscription rights. The remaining 28.36 per cent have been subscribed for by an underwriting consortium consisting of a number of investors. Notice regarding allocation of shares subscribed for without subscription rights will be sent to those who have been allocated shares within short.

Through the rights issue, the share capital will increase by SEK 198,510,298.47 from SEK 4,962,757.53 to SEK 203 473 056 and the number of shares will increase with 6,617,009,949 from 165,425,251 shares to 6,782,435,200 shares, as soon as the rights issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.

Last day for trading interim shares (Sw. “BTA”) is on the 29 April 2013. The new shares are expected to start trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm on the 8 May 2013

For further information, please contact:

Magnus Håkansson, CEO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS,
+46 8 410 520 02, +46 768 87 20 02, e-mail:   magnus.hakansson@rnb.se

Stefan Danieli, CFO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS,
+46 8 410 522 25, +46 768 87 22 25, e-mail: stefan.danieli@rnb.se

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB (publ) discloses the information provided here pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 25 April 2013 08.00 CET.

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 11 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001.

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This press release does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, subscribe for or otherwise trade in subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares), shares or other securities issued by RNB Retail and Brands AB (publ). Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in RNB Retail and Brands AB (publ) will only be made through the prospectus mentioned in this press release.

The rights issue is not intended for the public in or shareholders resident in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore or South Africa or any other jurisdiction where such persons participation is subject to any prospectus, registration or any other requirement than those applicable pursuant to Swedish law, or would violate applicable law or regulation in such jurisdiction. The subscription rights, the BTAs (interim shares) or the new shares relating to the rights issue have not been and will not be registered in accordance with United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended), any United States state securities laws, or any provincial act in Canada. The subscription rights, the BTAs (interim shares) or the new shares allocated and offered pursuant to the rights issue may not, directly or indirectly, be transferred, distributed or offered for sale in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore or South Africa or any other jurisdiction where the offering of subscription rights, the BTAs (interim shares) or the new shares is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions.

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RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 11 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001.

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