press releases

Press releases

Tuesday December 11 2007

MITISKA AND SOBRADIS HAVE TENDERED THEIR SHARES (56.6% OF TOTAL) IN VOLUNTARY PUBLIC OFFER FOR SHOE RETAILER BRANTANO

Macintosh Retail Group N.V. announces that major shareholders Mitiska NV and Sobradis NV, which jointly hold directly and indirectly (through Brafin Stichting Administratiekantoor) 56.6% of the shares in Brantano NV, have tendered their shares in the voluntary public offer at the offer price of € 55.00.
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Friday December 7 2007

PROSPECTUS TO BE PUBLISHED CONCERNING VOLUNTARY PUBLIC OFFER FOR SHOE RETAILER BRANTANO

(#)(*)Offer price per share in Brantano NV: € 55.00. (*)Acceptance period: December 10, 2007 to December 21, 2007 inclusive. (*)Announcement of result of offer: January 2, 2008.(##)
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Thursday November 15 2007

SHAREHOLDERS OF MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP APPROVE VOLUNTARY PUBLIC OFFER FOR BRANTANO

At today’s General Meeting of Shareholders, the shareholders of Macintosh Retail Group approved the proposed voluntary public offer for the entire share capital of Brantano NV, listed on the Euronext Brussels stock exchange.
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Monday October 29 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP PLANS TO MAKE VOLUNTARY PUBLIC OFFER FOR SHOE RETAILER BRANTANO

(^PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 8 OF THE BELGIAN ROYAL DECREE OF APRIL 27, 2007 ON TAKE OVER BIDS^) (#)(*)Acquisition of Brantano is perfectly in line with Macintosh Retail Group’s growth strategy. (*)Macintosh Retail Group will strengthen its position as international shoe retailer. (*)Brantano leads the Belgian shoe market with 125 stores, and is the largest out-of-town shoe retail chain in the UK with 146 outlets. (*)Total turnover Brantano approx. € 300 million; long-term profitable company. (*)Offer price per share: € 55.00 (almost 30% premium); total offer price: € 158.2 million. (*)Finance of the acquisition entirely with loan capital. (*)Brantano’s major shareholders (jointly owning over 56%) support the offer and are prepared to tender their shares.(##)
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Tuesday October 16 2007

NEW MANAGEMENT AT BELCOMPANY

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group announces that a new management team will be appointed at the Group’s subsidiary BelCompany Netherlands. The underlying reason is to strengthen the organisation in light of the changing Dutch telecom market.
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Friday October 5 2007

NEW MANAGEMENT AT KWANTUM

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group announces that Mr P.A.E. (Edward) Buitelaar (43) will be appointed Managing Director of the Group’s subsidiary Kwantum with effect from November 5, 2007.
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Thursday August 30 2007

HALF-YEAR REPORT 2007

INCREASE NET PROFIT OF MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP TO € 24.6 MILLION (#)(*)Turnover rises 4.1% to € 450 million. (*)Increase in operating result by 4.8% to € 24.7 million. (*)Net profit up 54% to € 24.6 million (€ 1.13 per share), mainly thanks to the effect of the sale of the furniture activities. (*)Higher total net profit expected for full year 2007 (2006: € 46.0 million).(##)
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Thursday July 12 2007

TRADING UPDATE FOR FIRST HALF 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP INCREASES TURNOVER (#)(*)Turnover up 4.1% to € 450 million. (*)Operating result for the first six months expected to show a moderate increase compared with 2006 (€ 23.6 million). (*)Net profit for first six months expected to be substantially higher than in previous year (2006: € 16.0 million), mainly due to effects of the sale of the furniture activities.(##)
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Tuesday June 5 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP REPURCHASES 181,561 OWN SHARES (0.82%)

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV announces that it has repurchased 181,561 shares (0.82%) in its own capital.
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Tuesday May 22 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP REPURCHASES 127,960 OWN SHARES (0.57%)

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV announces that it has repurchased 127,960 shares (0.57%) in its own capital.
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Tuesday May 15 2007

MANAGEMENT CHANGE AT BELCOMPANY NETHERLANDS

Mr G.H. Ellens (48) has indicated that he will retire as managing Director of BelCompany BV (Netherlands) on July 1, 2007. The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group granted this request.
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Tuesday May 8 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP REPURCHASES 20,479 OWN SHARES (0.09%)

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV announces that it has repurchased 20,479 (0.09 %) shares in its own capital.
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Tuesday April 24 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP NV’s MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

Macintosh Retail Group NV’s 2006 annual accounts were adopted at today’s General Meeting of Shareholders.
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Friday March 16 2007

MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT HALFORDS

After a period of service of more than 9 years, 8 of which as Managing Director, Mr P. Burger (46) has indicated that he will retire as Managing Director of Halfords Nederland BV on June 1, 2007. The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group granted this request, expressing its appreciation to Mr Burger for his contribution to the expansion of Halfords to the specialist for bicycles, car and bicycle accessories and mobile navigation systems with 152 shops in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Thursday March 15 2007

ANNUAL RESULTS AND DIVIDEND FOR 2006, PROSPECTS FOR 2007

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP’S NET PROFIT UP 40% TO € 46.0 MILLION
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Wednesday March 7 2007

Changes in Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group

On July 1, 2007, Mr M.S.J.H. Stevens (CFO) and Mr L.J.J.M. van de Wiel (COO) will retire from the Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group on account of reaching the retirement age.
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Friday March 2 2007

TRANSFER OF PIET KLERKX AND STOUTENBEEK BY MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP TO DE MANDEMAKERS GROEP EFFECTUATED.

Macintosh Retail Group has transferred all its shares in Furniture Holding BV (holding company of all furniture activities of Piet Klerkx and Stoutenbeek) to De Mandemakers Groep with effect as from January 1, 2007.
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Monday January 15 2007

TRADING UPDATE 2006

MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP INCREASES TURNOVER WITH 20% AND FORECASTS MORE THAN 35% HIGHER NET PROFIT 2006 (#)(*) Turnover for 2006 up 20.3% from € 817.6 million to € 983.8 million. (*) Turnover on continuing activities up 28.3%, including 24.8% from acquisition of Scapino. (*) Total operating result for 2006 expected to be more than 40% higher than in 2005. (*) Net profit 2006 expected to be more than 35% higher than in 2005.
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