Hamburg, 4 November 2015 – Hamburg-based fashion jewellery company Bijou Brigitte achieved sales of EUR 238.3 million in the first three quarters of the 2015 financial year, 2.7% below the previous year’s figure of EUR 245.0 million.

As of 30 September 2015, the Group’s estimated earnings before income tax amounted to EUR 25.1 million (previous year: EUR 26.5 million).

The positive developments seen in the third quarter have led the Management Board to raise their full-year forecast. Considering the course of business to date, the Bijou Brigitte Group currently predicts sales between EUR 320 to EUR 330 million for the 2015 financial year, assuming that there are no further negative changes to the economic environment. For Group earnings before income taxes, a value of between EUR 35 million and EUR 40 million is expected. The imminent Christmas trade, which is highly significant for the sales trend in the fourth quarter, will play an important role in this result. Developments in the dollar exchange rate present a further uncertainty in the Bijou Brigitte Group earnings forecast.

Bijou Brigitte modische Accessoires AG's full interim financial report will be published on 5 November 2015.


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