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Christian Dior: Financial Release

  Christian Dior: Financial Release

           REVENUE FOR THE FIRST 9 MONTHS OF FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

Business Wire

PARIS -- March 4, 2013

RegulatoryNews:

Christian Dior (Paris:CDI):

This financial release covers the period from May 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013,
corresponding to the first nine months of the current fiscal year ending on
April 30, 2013.

For the period from May 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013, the Christian Dior group
recorded revenue of 22.8 billion euros, an increase of 14% compared to the
period from May 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012. This revenue figure breaks down
as shown below:

                                  Period from May 1,      Period from May 1,
                                  2012                    2011
(EUR millions)                                         
                                  to January 31, 2013     to January 31, 2012

                                  (9 months)              (9 months)
Christian Dior Couture           971                    817
Wines and Spirits                 3,344                   2,923
Fashion and Leather Goods         7,636                   6,929
Perfumes and Cosmetics            2,756                   2,451
Watches and Jewelry (*)           2,171                   1,791
Selective Retailing               6,191                   5,207
Other activities and             (262)                  (177)
eliminations
TOTAL                             22,807                  19,941
(*) Bulgari’s revenue has been included since July 1, 2011

Christian Dior Couture recorded revenue of 971 million euros for the period,
an increase of 19% compared to the period from May 1, 2011 to January 31,
2012. Retail sales were up 24% for the period. All business lines contributed
to this performance, which reaffirms the exceptional appeal of the products of
Maison Dior.

LVMH recorded revenue of 21.9 billion euros for the period, an increase of 14%
compared to the period from May 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Highlights of the
period include:

  *Solid growth for Wines and Spirits;
  *A positive revenue trend for Fashion and Leather Goods, despite the later
    date for the Chinese New Year;
  *Excellent performance for Parfums Christian Dior buoyed by the strong
    vitality of its flagship lines;
  *Robust demand in Watches and Jewelry;
  *Rapid growth for DFS and Sephora throughout the world.

Outlook

Despite an uncertain economic environment in Europe, the Christian Dior group
is well-equipped to continue its growth momentum across all business groups in
2013. The Group will maintain a strategy focused on developing its brands by
continuing to build up its savoir-faire, as well as through strong innovation
and expansion in fast growing markets.

During the period under review and as of the date of this financial release,
no events or changes have occurred that would be likely to have a significant
impact on the Group’s financial structure.

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APPENDIX: Revenue by business group and accounting period

This announcement constitutes regulated information and is made available on
the Company’s website (www.dior-finance.com).

Some of the statements contained in this financial release may include or be
based on forward-looking information. Major risk factors, uncertainties as
well as elements either beyond our control or unable to be anticipated as of
this writing may thus cause actual results to differ significantly from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking information in this financial
release. The statements made herein reflect our vision of the Group’s business
activities as of the date of this financial release. Accordingly, readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on the information thus provided.
Furthermore, it should be noted that we undertake no obligation to update
publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements.

APPENDIX
                                                                                    
Christian Dior - Revenue by business group and accounting period (*)
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
Current fiscal year
                                                                             
                                                                                             
            Christian             Fashion                                     Other
                        Wines     and       Perfumes    Watches   Selective
(EUR        Dior        and                 and         and                   activities     Total
millions)                         Leather                         Retailing   and
            Couture     Spirits             Cosmetics   Jewelry
                                  Goods                                       eliminations
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from May    323         843       2,413     805         733       1,834       (49)           6,902
1 to July
31, 2012
Period
from
August 1    309         1,177     2,463     1,000       714       1,880       (102)          7,441
to
October
31, 2012
Period
from
November
1, 2012     339         1,324     2,760     951         724       2,477       (111)          8,464
to
January
31, 2013
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from May
1, 2012
to          971         3,344     7,636     2,756       2,171     6,191       (262)          22,807
January
31, 2013
(9
months)
                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period ended April 30, 2012
                                                                             
                                                                                             
            Christian             Fashion                                     Other
                        Wines     and       Perfumes    Watches   Selective
(EUR        Dior        and                 and         and                   activities     Total
millions)                         Leather                         Retailing   and
            Couture     Spirits             Cosmetics   Jewelry
                                  Goods                                       eliminations
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from
January 1   284         926       2,374     899         630       1,823       (76)           6,860
to March
31, 2012
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from
January 1
to April    371         1,196     3,101     1,188       853       2,385       (101)          8,993
30, 2012
(4
months)
                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period ended December 31, 2011
                                                                             
                                                                                             
            Christian             Fashion                                     Other
                        Wines     and       Perfumes    Watches   Selective
(EUR        Dior        and                 and         and                   activities     Total
millions)                         Leather                         Retailing   and
            Couture     Spirits             Cosmetics   Jewelry
                                  Goods                                       eliminations
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from
January 1   221         762       2,029     803         261       1,421       (33)           5,464
to March
31, 2011
Period
from
April 1     224         673       1,942     715         315       1,410       (22)           5,257
to June
30, 2011
Period
from July
1 to        260         871       2,218     793         636       1,547       (61)           6,264
September
30, 2011
Period
from
October 1   295         1,218     2,523     884         737       2,058       (72)           7,643
to
December
31, 2011
                                                                             
                                                                                             
Period
from
January 1
to          1,000       3,524     8,712     3,195       1,949     6,436       (188)          24,628
December
31, 2011
(12
months)
                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
(*) Figures rounded to the nearest digit

Contact:

Christian Dior
+33 1 44 13 22 22
 
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