Prospects

For the 34 weeks to 19 February 2012, total sales increased by 15.1% and comparable sales increased by 9.2%, continuing the trends experienced at the close of the last financial period.

The current trends of investment in growth and capacity, including Integration costs, will continue through to the end of the year, with sales performing well, but with operating margin under pressure.

We are pleased with the trading performance and are confident that the current period of investment will bear fruit in future years.

The financial information on which this outlook statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company’s external auditors.