Regulatory 2014-08-15 08:00 CET Financial information

Clas Ohlson increase sales in July 2014

Sales increased by 7 per cent in July to 586 MSEK (546). In local currencies, sales increased by 6 per cent.

Compared with the same month previous year, eight stores have been added and the total number of stores end of July 2014 was 186, including one franchise store in Dubai.

Sales were distributed as follows:

Countries, MSEK July
Percentage change Percentage change,
local currency
Sweden 265 254 +4 +4
Norway 233 219 +6 +6
Finland 59 51 +15 +8
Outside Nordic countries 29 21 +38 +20
586 546 +7 +6

Total sales during the first three months of the fiscal year (May to July 2014) increased by
9 per cent to 1,642 MSEK (1,507). In local currencies, sales increased by 8 per cent.

The first quarter interim report 2014/15 will be published at 07:00 CET on Wednesday
10 September 2014. The report will be presented on the same day at 08:00 CET in Clas Ohlson’s store at Drottninggatan 53 in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information please contact:

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

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 08:00 CET on Friday 15 August 2014.

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