Clas Ohlson increase sales in December

Sales increased by 5 per cent in December to 1,114 MSEK (1,066). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 per cent.

Compared with the same month previous year, the net store portfolio was expanded by 9 stores. At the end of the period, the total number of stores was 205.

Sales were distributed as follows:

Countries, MSEK December
2015/16
December
2014/15
Percentage change Percentage change,
local currency
Sweden 495 468 +6 +6
Norway 431 423 +2 +9
Finland 133 119 +12 +13
Outside Nordic countries 56 55 +2 -5
1,114 1,066 +5 +7

Total sales during the first eight months of the fiscal year (May to December 2015) increased by 5 per cent to 5,540 MSEK (5,269). In local currencies, sales increased by 7 per cent.

The third quarter interim report 2015/16 will be published at 07:00 CET on Wednesday
16 March 2016. The report will be presented on the same day at 08:30 CET in Clas Ohlson’s store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The information in this press release comprises information that Clas Ohlson AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was released for publication at 07:00 CET on Friday 15 January 2016.

For more information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone 46 247 649 13

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in five countries via its over 200 stores and web shops. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of 7.5 billion SEK and over 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com.

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