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Tuesday October 20 2009

THIRD QUARTER 2009

Developments in third quarter In the third quarter of 2009, turnover of continuing operations fell € 19 million to € 281 million (- 6.3%), over – € 3 million of which owing to an exchange rate effect. The lower turnover was fully due to the developments in July and August, for which months Statistics Netherlands reported a decrease of – 4.9% and – 11.4%, respectively, for the Dutch non-food retail trade sector.
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Thursday August 27 2009

HALF-YEAR REPORT 2009

Net profit up € 2.9 million (#)(*) Turnover Macintosh Retail Group equal (exchange rate effect excluded) in non-food retail market under high pressure (- 7.1%). (*) Strong focus on gross margin, costs and working capital. (*) Net debt position improved by some € 100 million (- 35%) compared with June 30, 2008. (*) Net profit on continuing operations € 1.2 million lower. (*) Total net profit € 2.9 million up due to sale of BelCompany Belgium. (*) No pronouncement made on full 2009.(##)
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Thursday June 25 2009

BELCOMPANY BELGIUM SOLD TO TELENET

Maastricht / Mechelen, 25 June 2009 - Macintosh Retail Group NV has reached agreement with Telenet on the sale of its BelCompany stores and points of sale in Belgium, as well as its head office in Mechelen. The transfer will take effect as from 30 June 2009. The staff in the relevant stores and in head office will transfer to Telenet under the same terms and conditions of employment.
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Tuesday May 26 2009

OPTIONAL DIVIDEND FOR 2008

The proposal made by the Managing Board to distribute the dividend for 2008 in cash or in the form of shares was adopted at the General Meeting of Shareholders held on April 28, 2009. The cash dividend was set at EUR 0.55 per share. The Managing Board was authorised to set the cash/stock dividend conversion ratio.
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Tuesday April 28 2009

GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF MACINTOSH RETAIL GROUP NV

Macintosh Retail Group NV’s Annual Accounts 2008 were adopted at today’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
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Tuesday April 28 2009

2009 UPDATE

As in 2008, the retail market was tough in the first few months of 2009. According to the CBS (Statistics Netherlands), non-food retail spending up to and including February was down 6.9%, mainly owing to a decline in volume (- 6.7%). Available data indicate that consumer spending in the markets relevant to Macintosh Retail Group was also under pressure. Macintosh Retail Group’s sectors and store formats showed a highly varied performance in terms of turnover. Total turnover until April 28, 2009 was in line with that for the same period in 2008.
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Tuesday April 21 2009

NEW GENERAL MANAGER HOOGENBOSCH RETAIL GROUP

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group has appointed mr H. Sieders (42) as managing director of subsidiary Hoogenbosch Retail Group with effect from May 1, 2009.
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Thursday March 19 2009

ANNUAL RESULTS AND DIVIDEND FOR 2008, PROSPECTS 2009

Operating result 2008: € 54.1 million; solid result in second half year. (#)(*)Difficult retail market. (*) Turnover up € 266.2 million to € 1,186.5 million thanks to the acquisition of Brantano and growth at Living. All sectors improved turnover in second half year. (*) Operating result from € 66.9 million to € 54.1 million, mainly due to weak first half year. (*) Net profit from € 47.5 million to € 31.3 million, due in part to the financing costs for the acquisition of Brantano. (*) Dividend: € 0.55 per share; option for distribution in cash or in shares. (*) No announcements on expected development of turnover and result in 2009.
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