Hamburg, Germany, 9 January 2017 – The Hamburg-based Bijou Brigitte Group generated sales of EUR 336 million in the 2016 financial year. This represents a year-on-year increase of 1.8% and means that the sales forecast has been exceeded slightly. The positive development of sales also means that the earnings forecast has been raised to the upper edge of the forecast range, which lies between EUR 30 million and EUR 35 million.

The Group added 14 stores to the network, bringing it to 1,096 stores. Despite falling visitor numbers, the German segment recorded sales that were almost on a par with the previous year. Spain and Italy saw a slight increase in sales, while the Other countries segment achieved significant growth. The latter is primarily attributable to the greater number of stores compared with the previous year. Sales continued to decline in Portugal. 

Further information about Group earnings and the dividend proposal is due to be published in the second half of March.

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