Hamburg, Germany, 27 March 2014 – The Bijou Brigitte Group generated earnings before income taxes of EUR 43.8 million with sales of EUR 356.3 million in the 2013 financial year. The sales and the achieved result are thus within the Company’s forecast range. The consolidated net profit (after taxes) amounted to EUR 28.1 million, compared with EUR 39.2 million in the 2012 financial year.

Bijou Brigitte continued to optimise its network of stores in the past financial year, opening 41 stores and closing 70. Its international network therefore comprised 1,137 stores at the end of 2013 (previous year: 1,166). More than 140 locations were renovated and fitted with the new shop design.

Subject to verification of the Group’s earnings by the auditors, the Management Board and Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting on 2 July 2014 that a dividend be paid for the 2013 financial year in the amount of EUR 3.50 per no-par-value share. Based on the closing price of EUR 73.70 at the end of 2013, this corresponds to a dividend yield of 4.7 %.

On the whole, the Bijou Brigitte Group has got off to a cautious start in the first quarter of 2014. There was stable development in the business situation in Germany. Economic tensions have not yet eased in the segments of Spain, Italy and Portugal.

The consolidated and annual financial statements of Bijou Brigitte modische Accessoires AG for the 2013 financial year will be published on 25 April 2014.

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