Reitmans (Canada) Limited reports December sales

MONTREAL, Jan. 2, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Sales in December for the five weeks 
ended December 29, 2012 decreased 5.4% while same store sales decreased 3.4%. 
Sales for the fourth quarter to date, being the nine weeks ended December 29, 
2012, decreased 5.0% while same store sales decreased 2.4%. 
In the fourth quarter to date, the Company opened 9 new stores and 1 was 
closed. Accordingly, at December 29, 2012, there were 931 stores in operation, 
consisting of 362 Reitmans, 151 Smart Set, 73 RW & CO., 74 Thyme Maternity, 
158 Penningtons and 113 Addition Elle, as compared with 975 stores last 
year. In addition, there were 20 Thyme Maternity boutiques ("shop-in-shop") 
in select Babies"R"Us locations in Canada and 146 in the United States. 
All of the statements contained herein, other than statements of fact that are 
independently verifiable at the date hereof, are forward-looking statements. 
Such statements, based as they are on the current expectations of management, 
inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, many 
of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks include but are not 
limited to: the impact of general economic conditions, general conditions in 
the retail industry, seasonality, weather and other risks included in public 
filings of the Company. Consequently, actual future results may differ 
materially from the anticipated results expressed in forward-looking 
statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking 
statements included herein. These statements speak only as of the date made 
and the Company is under no obligation and disavows any intention to update or 
revise such statements as a result of any event, circumstances or otherwise, 
except to the extent required under applicable securities law. 
 Jeremy H. Reitman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (514) 
385-2630 Corporate Website:www.reitmans.ca 
SOURCE: Reitmans (Canada) Limited 
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CO: Reitmans (Canada) Limited
ST: Quebec
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