Metro International announces information on results and strategic development

Metro International S.A. (“Metro”), today announces information on results and strategic development.

1. January 2012 sales results

In January 2012, Metro had sales of EUR13.1m (-0.6% growth versus 2011 sales). For further information, on a per country basis, please see table below (in thousands of euro).

2012 % vs 2011
Sweden 4 461 8,9%
Denmark 2 214 -5,8%
The Netherlands 1 478 -18,5%
Russia 442 21,4%
Hong Kong 1 556 -14,6%
Chile 1 378 8,7%
Mexico 803 -9,2%
SubTV 211 -18,2%
Colombia 130 na
Operating segments 12 673 -1,4%
Other 400 36,5%
Continuing operations 13 073 -0,6%

2. Metro paper prices

Metro has concluded agreements regarding supply of paper from April 2012 to April 2013. Prices will be lower than last year and the total impact on consolidated figures is expected to be EUR1-2 million.

3. Metro French Canada discussions

The discussion with our partner in Metro French Canada for a full divestment of the Metro equity stake, and with a subsequent change into a franchise operation, is ongoing and should be concluded in the near future. The transaction will not have any significant financial impact due to the size of the operation.

For further questions, please contact:

Anders Kronborg                                 CFO                                 +44 7912 540 800


Metro is the largest international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 22 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach – attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 17 million daily readers. Metro International S.A. shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm through Swedish Depository Receipts of series A and series B under the symbols MTROA and MTROB.


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