Fielmann: Press releases

Interim report as at 31 March 2013

2012: Fielmann increases unit sales, revenue and profit
Fielmann increases dividend to € 2.70 per share
1st quarter of 2013: Fielmann strengthens market position

At its meeting on 11 April 2013, the Supervisory Board of Fielmann AG approved the consolidated annual accounts for financial year 2012. Fielmann increased unit sales, revenue and profit. The market leader sold 7.1 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 6.7 million), achieved external sales totalling € 1.29 billion (previous year: € 1.23 billion) and consolidated sales of € 1.11 billion (previous year: € 1.05 billion). Pre-tax profit rose to € 180.6 million (previous year: € 173.6 million) and net income for the year to € 129.7 million (previous year: € 125.4 million). Earnings per share for 2012 as a whole climbed to € 3.01 (previous year: € 2.91).

The Supervisory Board and Management Board of Fielmann AG will recommend to the Annual General Meeting on 11 July 2013 to pay a dividend of € 2.70 per share (previous year: € 2.50). The total distribution amounts to € 113.4 million (previous year: € 105.0 million).

Our expectations for the first quarter of financial year 2013 have been met. The first three months of the year were influenced by three fewer working days and the long winter. While the rest of the optical industry recorded a year-on-year fall in unit sales of more than 5 per cent, Fielmann once again sold 1.7 million pairs of glasses and increased its market share. External sales increased to € 327.7 million (previous year: € 322.3 million) and consolidated sales rose to € 277.8 million (previous year: € 271.5 million). The pre-tax profit was € 47.1 million (previous year: € 46.9 million) and net income for the quarter was € 33.7 million (previous year: € 33.7 million).

Fielmann is confident that it will be able to expand its market position. Customers buy from companies which guarantee the highest quality and best service at reasonable and affordable prices. In the optical industry this means Fielmann.

Hamburg, April 2013

Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft
The Management Board


Further information:
Dr. Matthias Branahl, Head of Press and Public Relations, tel: +49 40 / 270 76 – 457
Ulrich Brockmann, Head of Investor Relations, tel: +49 40 / 270 76 – 442

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