RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS streamlines operations – divests Solo and Saks

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS is selling Solo and Saks to Varnergruppen, which owns the Dressmann menswear chain, among other interests. The sale comprises 16 stores and the purchase consideration amounts to SEK 150 M, corresponding to a capital gain of about SEK 110 M. Takeover will be February 1, 2007.

”After the acquisition of JC, a divestment of Solo and Saks is a natural step in streamlining operations. The sale provides us the possibility to focus fully on the stores added through the acquisition of JC, which we consider will benefit the continued development of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS,” says Mikael Solberg, President and CEO of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS.

For further information, contact:
Mikael Solberg, President and CEO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS
+46 (0)8-670 95 95, +46 (0)708-18 44 40, e-mail: mikael.solberg@rnb.se

+46 (0)8-670 95 99, +46 (0)733-97 95 99, e-mail: goran.blomberg@rnb.se

About Us

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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