Ica Gruppen AB: Swedish ICA Stores – March 2016 Sales Figures

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Sales in the Swedish ICA (STO:ICA) stores rose by 6.3% in March 2016 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 6.0%.

  March 2016   January – March 2016
Store sales, excl. VAT SEKm   Change all stores   Change like-for-like SEKm   Change all stores   Change like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad 2,878 8.5% 7.5% 8,026 6.7% 5.3%
ICA Kvantum 2,285 6.2% 6.0% 6,464 5.2% 4.9%
ICA Supermarket 2,838 4.4% 4.6% 8,027 3.7% 3.8%
ICA Nära 1,390 5.6% 6.0% 3,879 4.3% 4.9%
Total 9,390 6.3% 6.0% 26,396 5.1% 4.7%

In March 2016, sales in the Swedish ICA stores totalled SEK 9,390 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 6.3% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-March 2016 amounted to SEK 26,396 million, an increase of 5.1% compared with the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for March to be +2.9%.

At 31 March 2016, the number of ICA stores in Sweden was 1,300. Store sales for April will be published on 10 May 2016 at 08.45 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2016, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:45 CET on Tuesday, 8 April, 2016.

ICA Gruppen AB (publ) is a leading retail company with a focus on food and health. The Group includes ICA Sweden and Rimi Baltic which mainly conduct grocery retail, ICA Real Estate which owns and manages properties, ICA Bank which offers financial services and Apotek Hjärtat which conducts pharmacy operations. The Group also includes the companies Hemtex and inkClub. For more information see icagruppen.se

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