Turnover for the H&M Group increased in July

Turnover for the H&M Group increased in July 2002 by 18 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Sales increase per month in per cent excluding currency rate changes: 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 December 19 7 10 January 13 22 8 February 27 16 16 March 5 27 16 April 18 15 12 May 15 20 11 June 7 21 19 July 10 18 18 August 3 26 September 22 34 October 5 18 November 8 20 Whole year 12 20 Sales development in the month of August will be published together with the nine months report on 19 September 2002 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/2003/08/21/20030821BIT00800/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/21/20030821BIT00800/wkr0002.pdf