Metro International First Quarter Results 2012

LUXEMBOURG, 18 APRIL 2012 – METRO INTERNATIONAL S.A. (“METRO” OR “THE GROUP”) (MTROA, MTROB), TODAY ANNOUNCED ITS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 2012. INFORMATION WAS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION ON 18 APRIL 2012 AT 8:00 CET.

“INVESTMENTS AND EUROPEAN MARKET SLOWDOWN AFFECTS Q1 RESULTS”

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

€’000 Q1 2012 Q1 2011
Net revenue 47 234 45 166
EBIT 567 1 135
Net profit/(loss) (1 654) (2 207)

  

HIGHLIGHTS Q1 2012

§ Kinnevik offer completed with ownership of shares at 95 percent

§ Net revenue increased by 4 percent to €47.2 million (€45.2 million)

§ EBIT of €0.6 million (€1.1 million)

§ Sales growth in Chile, Mexico and St Petersburg, Russia

§ Launch in Colombia affects results negatively by €0.8 million

DATE OF NEXT REPORT

Metro’s financial results for Q2 ended 30 June 2012 will be published on 18 July 2012.

For further information please visit www.metro.lu or contact:

Per Mikael Jensen President and CEO Tel: +46 8 120 570 00
Anders Kronborg CFO Tel: +44 79 1254 0800
     

 
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