Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in January 2013 KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 14.02.2013 AT 09.00 1(2) The Kesko Group's sales in January 2013, excluding VAT, totalled€716.6 million, representing the level of the previous year. In Kesko's food trade, sales in January were €344.1 million, an increase of 10.5% compared to the previous year. The number of delivery days in January was one more than in the previous year. In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in January were €122.7 million, a decrease of 2.7%. The sales of Indoor and Intersport Finland increased markedly. The sales of K-citymarket home and speciality goods and Anttila decreased. In the building and home improvement trade, sales in January were €178.9 million, a decrease of 1.0%. Sales in Finland were up 6.6%. In terms of euros, sales abroad decreased by 7.0%, which is partly attributable to the changes in the chain that took place in Norway in 2012. In the car and machinery trade, sales in January were €85.2 million, a decrease of 26.1%. VV-Auto's sales in January were €69.3 million, down 28.4%. In the previous year, sales increased due to the car tax change effective 1 April 2012. Konekesko's sales in January were €15.9 million, a decrease of 14.4% from the previous year. Kesko Group sales in euros, excluding VAT, in January 2013: January 2013 € million Change, % Food trade, total 344.1 10.5 Home and speciality goods trade, total 122.7 -2.7 Building and home improvement trade, Finland 85.2 6.6 Building and home improvement trade, other countries 93.7 -7.0 Building and home improvement trade, total 178.9 -1.0 Car and machinery trade, total 85.2 -26.1 Common operations and eliminations -14.2 Grand total 716.6 -0.5 Finland, total 611.3 0.2 Other countries, total 105.3 -4.3 Grand total 716.6 -0.5 Change, % indicates the change over the corresponding period of the previous year. In January 2013, the number of selling days in Kesko's wholesale in Finland was 22, which was one more than in the previous year. The number of retail selling days in January was 29, which was the same as in the previous year. Kesko releases advance information on the K-Group's retail sales quarterly, in connection with interim reports. Further information is available from Vice President, Corporate Controller Eva Kaukinen, tel. +358 1053 22338. Kesko Corporation Merja Haverinen Vice President, Corporate Communications DISTRIBUTION NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Main news media www.kesko.fi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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: Kesko Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1678118
Kesko Oyj : Kesko's sales in January 2013
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