Club Méditerranée: Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013

  Club Méditerranée: Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013                   (November 1^st, 2012 - January 31^st, 2013)  Business Wire  PARIS -- March 7, 2013  Regulatory News:  Club Méditerranée (Paris:CU):  - Business Volume Villages:          € 355 million    - 1.6% at constant                                                             exchange rate - RevPab^1:                             € 112               +1.9% at constant                                                             exchange rate - Group revenue:                        € 344 million       - 2.5% at constant                                                             exchange rate - Winter bookings^2 nearly stable - Summer bookings^2 up                                                               At the Annual General Meeting, Club Méditerranée Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Henri Giscard d’Estaing said:  “While the tourist markets gradually deteriorated in Europe, Club Méditerranée recorded in 2012 a new growth of its activity and a new increase of customer satisfaction rates. Thanks to its powerful positioning on the upscale market, Club Med was able to protect its profitability and thus confirms the resilience of its business model.  Over the winter, Club Méditerranée captured growth on its international main markets and continued to gain market shares in France in an environment which worsened.Moreover, it reinforced its visibility with the launching of a new worldwide brand campaign and the development of its distribution network.”  ^1 Revenue per available bed: total revenue at constant exchange rate, net of tax and transportation costs, per available bed ^2 In business volume (as of March 2nd, 2013)                                                                                           Q1 2013 vs                              1^st Quarter                                               Q1 2012                                               At constant  Reported (in €m)              2012   2013   exchange                                                rate Business Volume Villages       361     355    - 1.6% Europe-Africa                  236     232    - 1.9% Americas                       64      67     + 7.9% Asia ^(1)                      62      56     - 9.9%                                                Villages revenue               353     344    - 1.1%                                                Property development revenue   5       0                                                Groupe revenue                358    344    - 2.5%   ^(1) Excluding Lindeman Island (Australia) and Chinese New Year, Asia Business Volume Villages is up 8.6% vs Q1 2012  1. Business performance of the quarter    *Business Volume Villages (corresponding to total sales regardless of     village operating structure) totaled €355 million from €361million for     the 1^st quarter 2012, a 1.6% decrease at constant exchange rate.     In Asia, revenues dipped 9.9% due to, on the one hand, the closing of     Lindeman Island in Australia at the end of January 2012 with an impact of     € 4 million on Business Volume Villages and, on the other hand, by the     slip of the Chinese New Year over the month of February 2013 (compared to     January in 2012) which impacts the Asian Zone temporarily for     approximately €7 million. Excluding Lindeman Island and Chinese New Year,     Asia is up 8.6%.    *The capacity was adjusted by -3.8% in order to face a deteriorated     economic situation, including -4.9% in Europe-Africa. It takes into     account the closing of Lindeman Island’s village and the opening of the     4-Trident village of Pragelato Vialattea in Italy.   *RevPab (Revenue per available bed) posts an increase at constant exchange     rate of 1.9% at €111.8 from €109.8 in the 1^st quarter 2012 thanks to     the improvement of the average price per hotel day at €162.7 (+2.5%) and     to the stability of the occupancy rate at 66%.   *The weight of the customers for the most upmarket villages (4 and     5-Trident villages) continues to rise by 2.8 points. They represent in the     1^st quarter 2013 nearly 80% of the total number of customers.  2. First quarter highlights    *Market share gains in France  In an Individual French market down by 6.2% (in business volume) on departures from November 2012 to January 2013 according to CETO^3 data, Club Méditerranée continues to beat the market by posting a retreat limited to 2%.    *Launching of a new worldwide brand campaign in January 2013  This new campaign aims to promote Club Med brand’s unique spirit, to reinforce its awareness, to recruit new customers and to increase consumer loyalty.    *Distribution in France         *Signature of a distribution agreement with Nouvelles Frontières          allowing Club Med to be sold in 258 new outlets in France and to thus          accelerate the recruitment of new customers on the upscale market.        *Reinforcement of the presence of the brand and the visibility of the          new Club Med offer in France by the extension of the network of Club          Med Voyages franchises and the opening of 35 Club Med corners within          the framework of the announced target of doubling the number of          outlets in France by 2015. This strategy of innovative distribution          aims to make customers live a Club Med experience in the outlets.    *Success of the opening of the new village Pragelato Vialattea  Club Méditerranée inaugurated on December 13^th, 2012 the bi-seasonal 4-Trident village of Pragelato Vialattea, in Italy, which offers a very new experiment of mountain holidays. This multicultural village welcomed, over the quarter, 27 different nationalities (of which ¼ of French customers) and posted an occupancy rate of almost 80%.  ^3 CETO: Cercle d’Etudes des Tours Opérateurs (French Tour- Operators Association)  3. Shareholding                            Number of shares          Voting rights                          31 January 2013  %       31 January 2013  % Fosun Property Holdings    3,170,579        9.96%    6 044 723 ^(1)   17.0% Limited CMVT International         2,250,231         7.1%     2,250,231         6.3% (Groupe CDG Maroc) Rolaco                     1,793,053         5.6%     1,793,053         5.0% AXA Private Equity         2,982,352         9.4%     2,982,352         8.4% Capital Benetton                   700,000           2.2%     700,000           2.0% Total Board of Directors   10,896,215        34.2%    13,770,359        38.7% Fidelity (FMR LLC)         2,455,905         7.7%     2,455,905         6.9% Caisse des dépôts et       1,908,492         6.0%     1,908,492         5.4% consignations Franklin Finance           1,843,200         5.8%     1,843,200         5.2% Air France                 635,342           2.0%     635,342           1.8% GLG Partners LP ^(2)       309,232           1.0%     309,232           0.9% French institutions        3,315,050         10.4%    3,373,249         9.5% Foreign institutions       7,147,508         22.5%    7,823,610         22.0% Treasury shares ^(3)       200,781           0.6%     200,781           0.5% Employees                  26,430            0.1%     52,860            0.1% Public and others          3,084,404         9.7%     3,200,473         9.0% TOTAL                     31,822,559       100.0%  35,573,503       100.0%  ^(1) of which 5 866 536 voting rights can be exercised ^(2) shares and contracts for differences (agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract.) ^(3) treasury shares which voting rights can not be exercised    *Following the doubling of the voting rights attached to some of its shares     on November 17^th, 2012, Fosun holds 6,044,723 voting rights (including     5,866,536 that can be exercised).     In addition, the standstill clause by which Fosun had undertaken not to     increase its share in Club Med above 10% on a diluted basis expires on     March 7th, 2013, day of the Annual Shareholder Meeting.    *The Board of directors meeting held last December to approve the 2012     financial statements also indicated that it would like for shareholders to     benefit from the Company’s improvements. Thus, the authorization to     purchase shares in order to be cancelled is submitted today during the     Annual Shareholder Meeting to the approval of the shareholders. This     option seemed preferable to paying a cash dividend for fiscal 2012, taking     into account the worsening economic and tourist environment and     accordingly the lack of visibility on 2013. The authorization, if it is     approved, could let the Board of directors which will meet at the     beginning of June decide, in light of the results of winter and the summer     bookings, the conditions of its implementation.  Outlook    *A nearly stable winter 2013 in spite of the continued deterioration of the     French tourist market  Bookings in business volume                    Cumulative as of                                                 Cumulative as of   8 last at constant exchange     1^st December 2012                     weeks rate                      ^(1)                  2nd March  by outbound country Europe-Africa            - 0.8%               - 2.7%            - 6.4% Americas                  + 7.2%                + 5.6%             - 2.6% Asia                      + 5.0%                + 1.9%             - 4.0% Asia excl. Lindeman      + 10.4%              + 5.7%            - 3.9% Island Total                    + 1.1%               - 0.8%            - 5.4%                                                               Capacity Winter 2013     - 3.7%               - 4.3%             ^(1) Released for the 2012 annual results on 7^th December 2012                                                                      As of 2 March, 2013, winter 2013 bookings, expressed in business volume at constant exchange rate, are down 0.8% compared to winter 2012 but are stable excluding the evolution of the transport activity. At the same time last year, bookings represented 90% of the winter season.  Europe-Africa is down 2.7% in business volume, to compare with a capacity adjusted by -6.6%. In France, the activity is decreasing by 4.6%, of which 2.1% on the individual segment, reflecting the continuation of the degradation of the tourist market and a contraction of Club Med Business activity which had reached records last year.  The growth of 5.6% in Americas zone and of 1.9% in Asia zone is carried by a more favorable economic context in these areas of the world, more particularly thanks to the dynamism of the fast developing countries, and particularly China at +28%.  On the 8 last weeks, the bookings are down 5.4% with a decrease over this period of the Europe-Africa bookings of 6.4% and more particularly of France due to the partial shift of Easter holidays in May. The fall noted on Americas and Asia zones is not very significant, mainly being explained by calendar effects.    *Bookings for summer 2013 are up  The bookings have benefited of an assertive early booking policy in all of the geographical areas and of the positive impact of the slip of the Easter holidays over the summer. At the same date last year, bookings represented approximately one third of the summer season.                                     APPENDIX          Total number of shares and voting rights at 28 February, 2013                        Date       Shares      Total number of theoretical voting rights 2/28/2013  31,822,559  35,572,876                         Contact:  Press: Caroline Bruel, 01 53 35 31 29 or Analysts: Pernette Rivain, 01 53 35 30 75  
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