Fielmann: Press releases

Interim report as at 31 March 2015

Increase of unit sales, revenue and profit
Dividend raises to 1.60 per share
Fielmann expects continuation of positive business performance

At its meeting on 15 April 2015, the Supervisory Board of Fielmann AG approved the consolidated annual accounts for financial year 2014. Fielmann increased group unit sales, revenue and profit in 2014. The market leader sold 7.6 million pairs of glasses (previous year: 7.3 million pairs of glasses), achieved external sales totalling 1.43 billion (previous year: 1.35 billion) and consolidated sales of 1.23 billion (previous year: 1.16 billion). Pre-tax profit rose to 226.0 million (previous year: 199.1 million) and net income for the year went up to 162.8 million (previous year: 142.0 million). Earnings per share increased to 1.87 (previous year: 1.64).

The Supervisory Board and Management Board of Fielmann AG will recommend to the Annual General Meeting on 9 July 2015 to pay a dividend of 1.60 per share (previous year: 1.45). The total dividend pay-out amounts to 134.4 million (previous year: 121.8 million).

Our expectations for first quarter of the 2015 financial year have been met. Fielmann sold 1.87 million pairs of glasses in the first quarter (previous year: 1.85 million spectacles). External sales grew to 373.3 million (previous year: 361.5 million) and consolidated sales rose to 317.1 million (previous year: 306.3 million). The pre-tax profit was 62.8 million (previous year: 58.9 million) and net income for the quarter went up to 44.5 million (previous year: 42.5 million).

Fielmann is confident of expanding its market position. We expect positive business developments to continue and to once again increase our unit sales, revenue and profit this year.

Hamburg, April 2015

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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