Sales development March

Press Release Turnover for the H&M Group increased in March 2003 by 8 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Sales increase per month in per cent excluding currency rate changes: 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 December 7 10 16 January 22 8 18 February 16 16 10 March 27 16 8 April 15 12 May 20 11 June 21 19 July 18 18 August 26 16 September 34 8 October 18 26 November 20 14 Whole year 20 14 Sales development in the month of April will be published on 15th May 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/2003/04/15/20030414BIT00160/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/04/15/20030414BIT00160/wkr0002.pdf