RNBs sales in December 2012

RNB's total sales in proprietary stores in December 2012 amounted to SEK 360.7 M, compared with SEK 379.1 M in the corresponding month a year earlier, which is an decrease of 4.9%.  In local currencies the decrease was 4.6%. Sales in comparable stores in Sweden in December 2012 decreased by 4.6% compared with the corresponding month in the preceding year. Total sales in local currencies in comparable stores in all countries decreased by 4.7%. The number of proprietary stores amounted to 234 at December 31, 2012, compared with 226 a year earlier. Turnover in proprietary stores for fiscal year 2011/2012 amounted to approx. 82% of total annual net sales. For further information, contact: Magnus Håkansson, CEO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS, +46 8 410 520 02, +46 768 87 20 02, e-mail:  magnus.hakansson@rnb.se Stefan Danieli, CFO, RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS, +46 8 410 522 25, +46 768 87 22 25, e-mail: stefan.danieli@rnb.se The information is such that RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publishing on January 11, 2013, at 08:00 a.m. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS owns, operates and develops fashion, clothing, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics stores that focus on providing excellent service and a world-class shopping experience. Sales are mainly conducted in Scandinavia through the three store concepts Brothers & Sisters, JC and Polarn O. Pyret, as well as through shops in the department stores NK in Stockholm and Gothenburg. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has operation in 10 countries. RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange since 2001. RNBs sales in December 2012: http://hugin.info/132993/R/1669584/542445.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: RNB Retail and Brands AB via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1669584]