2012 nine-month sales: €328m. +20% at current exchange rates. +15% at constant exchange rates

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
2012 nine-month sales: EUR328m
+20% at current exchange rates
+15% at constant exchange rates 
In the 2012 third quarter, Interparfums achieved further growth in sales from 
a comparison base that was already very high for fall 2011, bolstered by the
launch of the Burberry Body line. Sales for the quarter thus reached nearly
EUR119 million, up 8.6% at current exchange rates from last year's same period.
Continuing strength of sales for Montblanc (+68%), Jimmy Choo (+45%) and
Boucheron (+57%) fragrances in particular drove growth of more than 25% for 
the quarter for all brands combined excluding Burberry. 
Consolidated sales for the first nine months of 2012 rose to EUR327.8 million,
up 20.3% at current exchange rates and 15.0% at constant exchange rates
year-on-year. 


                                         3rd quarter            9 months

EUR millions                            2011     2012          2011    2012

Burberry                                65.3     63.3         150.7   166.6
Lanvin                                  13.8     15.5          40.0    45.0
Montblanc                                7.9     13.2          20.5    35.2
Jimmy Choo                               8.0     11.5          21.1    30.2
Van Cleef & Arpels                       4.4      3.7          14.3    13.2
Boucheron (5 months in 2011)             2.1      3.3           3.7    13.2
S.T. Dupont                              3.2      3.1           9.1    11.8
Paul Smith                               4.3      3.5          11.4     8.7
Other                                    0.5      1.8           1.8     3.9
Total                                   109.5   118.9         272.5   327.8

Nine-month highlights by brand

* On double digit growth from the brand's historic lines and a good 
performance by the Burberry Body line launched last year, Burberry fragrances 
grew more than 10%;

* Lanvin fragrances maintained their forward momentum with steady expansion
(+13%) based on continuing gains by the Eclat d'Arpègeline, good performances
by the Jeanne Lanvin and Marry Me ! lines and the launch of the Jeanne Lanvin
Coutureline;

* With sales already exceeding EUR35 million, Montblanc fragrances delivered
very high growth (+72%), confirming the success of the men's line Legend 
(EUR20 million in nine months);

* Jimmy Choo fragrances also showed robust gains (+43%) on the strength of a
product offering based on a single women's line, Jimmy Choo;

*  In a year without major launches, Van Cleef & Arpels fragrances' sales have
remained steady at EUR13 million;

*  The gradual re-release of Boucheron fragrances and a first initiative with
the Jaipur Braceletline generated sales of more than EUR13 million, confirming
the brand's strong potential.

Nine-month highlights by region

*  Driven by the significant performances of the Jimmy Choo (+150%) and
Montblanc fragrances (+380%), North America (24% of total revenue) was up 
nearly 38%;

*  Expansion continued in the Middle East (in particular Saudi Arabia) and
Eastern Europe (notably Russia) with gains of more than 30%;

* Asia (17% of total revenue) and South America (9% of total revenue) recorded
growth rates of 16% and 17% respectively;

*  Finally, performances in Western Europe remain positive (+6%) despite 
weaker consumer spending in selected countries.

2013 targets

On 21 November Interparfums will release targets for 2013 taking into account
the transition agreement concluded with Burberry and all launches programmed 
for the year, notably for Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron
brands as well the launch of the first Repetto fragrance in July 2013.

Paris, October 23, 2012

Upcoming events               Publication of 2013 targets
                              November 21, 2012 (before the opening of trading)
                              Actionaria trade show, Paris
                              November 23 & 24, 2012

Shareholder information       Investor relations - Interparfums SA
Tel.: +33 1 53 77 00 99       Philippe Santi at +33 1 53 77 00 00
                              psanti@interparfums.fr
                              Press contact Watchowah
                              Cyril Levy-Pey at +33 6 08 46 41 41
                              clevypey@interparfums.fr

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