Sales development April

Press Release Turnover for the H&M Group increased in April 2003 by 12 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Sales increase per month in per cent excluding currency rate changes: 2000/0 2001/0 2002/0 1 2 3 December 7 10 16 January 22 8 18 February 16 16 10 March 27 16 8 April 15 12 12 May 20 11 June 21 19 July 18 18 August 26 16 September 34 8 October 18 26 November 20 14 Whole 20 14 year Sales development in the month of May will be published together with the half- year report on 18th June 2003 at 8.30 CET. Rolf Eriksen Managing Director Contact persons: Carl-Henric Enhörning +46-8-796 5410 Leif Persson +46-8-796 1300 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/05/15/20030514BIT00670/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/05/15/20030514BIT00670/wkr0002.pdf