Regulatory 2009-08-13 08:00 CET Financial information

Contract signed for new store in Bodø, Norway

Clas Ohlson has signed a contract regarding a new store in Bodø, Norway. The store will be located in a new shopping centre, City Nord Bodø which will have more than 60 stores. The retail space will amount to a total of 1.300 square metres. The store’s primary catchment area comprises approximately 70.000 residents and the store is scheduled to open in November 2011. Accordingly, future store openings for which contracts have been concluded to date are as follows: Frölunda in Sweden, Molde and Steinkjer in Norway October 2009, Hageby (Norrköping) in Sweden in October/November 2009, Bryne in Norway, Kingston and Reading in the UK in November 2009, Lillehammer in Norway between autumn 2009 and spring 2010, Norrtälje in Sweden during the spring of 2010, Lambertseter (Oslo) during the fall of 2010, Bodø in Norway in November 2011 and Malmö (Emporia) in 2011/2012. Clas Ohlson plans to open 15-20 new stores during the 2009/2010 financial year, of which 4-8 are to be in the UK. Including the company’s current 108 stores and the 12 stores under contract, Clas Ohlson will have a total of 120 stores, with 56 of them in Sweden, 44 in Norway, 16 in Finland and 4 in the UK. For further information, please contact: Ola Aurtande, MD Clas Ohlson Norway, +47 23 21 40 20, Mobile +47 911 21 895 John Womack, Director of Information and Investor Relations; Mobile +46 70 678 24 99

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