HALF-YEAR REPORT 2008Difficult retail market causes lower results
(#)(*) Turnover rises by € 112.4 million to € 562.3 million due to acquisition of Brantano.
(*) Operating result from € 24.7 million to € 14.4 million.
(*) Net profit on continuing operations from € 17.0 million to € 5.2 million, partly due to financing costs relating to acquisition of Brantano.
(*)Also difficult retail market in second half.
(*)Operating result for 2008 expected to be lower and net profit substantially lower as in 2007.(##)