press releases

Press releases

Thursday December 2 2010

Macintosh Retail Group to open chain of Steve Madden Shops in the Benelux

Macintosh Retail Group recently entered into a distribution agreement with American footwear giant Steve Madden, Ltd. The cooperation provides an exclusive brand license and the framework to open multiple retail locations in the Benelux [Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg] beginning in the Spring of 2011.
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Wednesday October 20 2010

Good performance in third quarter 2010

Third quarter Macintosh Retail Group’s turnover for the third quarter was € 10.5 million (+ 3.5%) higher than in the same period of 2009. The increase was the result of a marked rise (+ 9%) in Fashion, a slight increase (+ 1%) in Automotive & Telecom and a fall (- 7%) in Living.
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Thursday September 16 2010


(#)(*) New credit facility of € 260 million. (*)Term of five years.(##) Macintosh Retail Group has taken out a committed credit facility of € 260 million to refinance the current facility that will expire in March 2011. The new facility will be used with immediate effect to repay existing facilities, at the same time financing working capital, investments and acquisitions now and in the future.
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Tuesday August 31 2010

Half year report 2010

Net profit up more than 10% (#)(*) Marginally lower turnover (- 1.1%) in non-food retail market under pressure (NL: – 2.7%). (*) Gross margin up 1.1 percentage points, mainly thanks to Fashion. (*) Operating result equal. Increase at Fashion; declines at Living and Automotive & Telecom. (*) Lower finance costs due to decrease in average net debt. (*) Net profit on continuing operations up € 0.8 million. (*) Good start of third quarter; no statement on full-year result.
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Friday May 21 2010


The proposal made by the Managing Board to distribute the dividend for 2009 in cash or in the form of shares was adopted at the General Meeting of Shareholders held on April 27, 2010. 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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Monday May 10 2010


Macintosh Retail Group NV repurchased 6,451 own shares at an average price of EUR 16.4946 per share during the period from May 5, 2010 to May 7, 2010 inclusive. In addition, on May 7, 2010, there were 85,000 own shares repurchased at a price of € 16.50 per share through a “block trade”.
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Tuesday April 27 2010

Genral meeting of shareholders of Macintosh Retail Group

Macintosh Retail Group NV’s financial statements 2009 were adopted at today’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
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Tuesday April 27 2010

First quarterly review 2010

Turnover of Macintosh Retail Group for the first quarter of 2010 was the same as in the first three months of 2009, the balance of a limited increase in the Fashion and Automotive & Telecom sectors and a decline in Living. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), consumer spending in the non-food retail market contracted by 5.9% in the first two months of the year.
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Tuesday April 13 2010


Macintosh Retail Group NV repurchased 8,549 shares at an average price of € 16.465 during the period from April 1, 2010 to April 13, 2010 inclusive. In addition, on April 8, 2010, it repurchased 100,000 shares at a price of € 16.45 each as part of a block trade. Since April 1, 2010, Macintosh Retail Group NV has repurchased 108,549 shares for a total amount of € 1,785,760.--.
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Thursday April 8 2010


Macintosh Retail Group NV announces that it has reached agreement today with a shareholder for the repurchase of 100,000 own shares for a price of € 16.45 per share (block trade). This transaction is part of the repurchasing programme as announced on March 31, 2010.
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Wednesday March 31 2010

Repurchase of shares to cover staff options

The Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV announces its intention to repurchase shares to a maximum of € 3.3 million to cover outstanding staff options.
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Thursday March 11 2010

Equal net profit and strong improvement financial position

(#)(*) Turnover 2.7% down due to extremely difficult market conditions and exchange rate effects. (*) Operating result of € 44.7 mln (2008 € 61.3 mlillion); gross margin percentage unchanged. (*) Increase operating result at Automotive & Telecom, virtually no change at Fashion and strong decrease at Living. (*) Net profit € 31.4 million (2008: € 31.3 mln). (*) Net debt position decreases by € 74 million to € 135 million. (*) Dividend: € 0.55 (same as 2008) optionally in cash or shares. (*) 2010: Focus on organic turnover growth; no statement on expected turnover or results (##).
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