STOCKMANN plc INTERIM REPORT January 1 - September 30, 2007

THIRD-QUARTER EARNINGS IMPROVE MARKEDLY ON LAST YEAR

In January-September, the Stockmann Group's sales from continuing operations grew by 8 per cent to EUR 1 089.5 million. Third-quarter operating profit from continuing operations improved markedly on last year and was EUR 32.1 million (EUR 19.8 million). Profit before taxes from continuing operations for the entire report period was EUR 52.9 million (EUR 49.3 million). Stockmann is making a public tender offer for the shares in Lindex, one of Northern Europe's largest fashion chains. Earnings per share were EUR 0.72. The earnings estimate for 2007 is unchanged. The objective is to post higher operating profit from continuing operations in 2007 than in 2006.

Key figures 1-9/2007 1-9/2006 2006 Continuing operations

SalesEUR mill.1 089.51 013.31 477.8
RevenueEUR mill.914.3850.01 239.6
Operating profitEUR mill.54.349.499.9
Profit before taxesEUR mill.52.949.399.4
Earnings per shareEUR0.720.691.39
Group total
Equity per shareEUR9.779.5410.34
Cash flow from operatingEUR mill.21.832.8117.4
activities
Gearingper cent17.87.2-6.3
Equity ratioper cent65.971.774.5
Weighted average number ofthousands55 56654 20854 310
shares Return on capital employed, per cent 17.2 24.6 22.9 rolling 12 months

Financial reporting

Stockmann adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on January 1, 2005. The Interim Report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 and the accounting policies and calculation methods used are the same as those applied in the 2006 financial statements. In the financial reporting for 2006, Stockmann Auto and the Zara business in Russia are treated as discontinued operations in accordance with IFRS 5. The figures are unaudited.

Tender offer for Lindex shares

Stockmann and AB Lindex (publ), a Swedish company listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB, entered into an agreement on September 30, 2007, whereby Stockmann or a wholly-owned subsidiary of it will make a public tender offer, recommended by Lindex's Board of Directors, for all of Lindex's issued shares. Lindex is one of Northern Europe's largest fashion chains. It has good profitability and a strong market position, particularly in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Lindex is in a similar strategic position to Stockmann, because both companies are seeking to achieve a large part of their growth outside their domestic markets. Lindex has more than 350 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. Lindex's product areas are ladies' lingerie, ladies' wear, children's wear and cosmetics. Lindex had revenue for the financial year ended August 31, 2007 of EUR 572.5 million, and it posted operating profit of EUR 51.5 million.

Stockmann is offering Lindex shareholders SEK 116 in cash for each share in Lindex. The value of the tender offer is about EUR 866 million in total.

The offer period will commence on October 29, 2007 and end on November 30, 2007. The complete terms and conditions of the offer are set out in the offer document, which Stockmann will publish in connection with the tender offer on October 26, 2007.

Stockmann has secured financing for the acquisition through a loan agreement it has concluded with certain banks. In order to refinance part of the loan financing, Stockmann's Board of Directors is considering undertaking measures to increase the company's equity with the purpose of maintaining Stockmann's equity ratio at a level of at least 40-50 per cent.

Sales and result

Consolidated operating profit from continuing operations in the third quarter improved markedly on the previous year and was EUR 32.1 million (EUR 19.8 million). All the operating units improved their operating profit in the third quarter.

Operating profit from continuing operations for the report period grew by EUR 4.9 million to EUR 54.3 million (EUR 49.4 million). Non-recurring capital gains booked in the report period amounted to EUR 9.7 million, as against EUR 4.7 million in the same period a year earlier. Stripping out the non-recurring items, earnings improved in Finland and the Baltic countries. Consolidated earnings were burdened by the costs of starting up a new department store in Moscow as well as by the energetic establishment of new Bestseller stores and Seppälä stores in Russia. A major upgrade of Hobby Hall's information systems resulted in a change in the way sales are recorded, leading to a weakening in sales and earnings by deferring the recording of part of sales.

The Stockmann Group's sales from continuing operations grew to EUR 1 089.5 million, up 8 per cent. Not eliminating the sales by Stockmann Auto, which was divested in the comparative period, the Group's sales were at the previous year's level. The Group's sales abroad amounted to EUR 295.7 million, an increase of 22 per cent. Sales from continuing operations in Finland grew by 3.0 per cent to EUR 793.8 million. International operations accounted for an increased share of consolidated sales, rising from 24 per cent to 27 per cent. Revenue was EUR 914.3 million, as against EUR 911.0 million in the comparative period. Other operating income amounted to EUR 9.7 million. In the comparative period, other operating income amounted to EUR 34.0 million, consisting mainly of capital gains on the transfer of operations.

The Group's gross operating margin grew by EUR 25.8 million to EUR 378.8 million. The relative gross margin was 41.4 per cent (38.7 per cent). The relative gross margin on operations of the Department Store Division and Seppälä improved, whereas Hobby Hall's relative gross margin was at the previous year's level. For the Group as a whole, the relative gross margin was improved by the discontinuance of low-margin vehicle sales as from the beginning of March 2006. Operating expenses increased by EUR 24.0 million and depreciation by EUR 2.2 million. Primarily owing to the impact of the EUR 34.0 million of other operating income during the comparative period, consolidated operating profit was down by EUR 24.7 million to EUR 54.3 million. Net financial expenses grew by EUR 1.4 million and were EUR 1.5 million (EUR 0.1 million).

Profit before taxes was EUR 52.9 million, down EUR 26.0 million on the figure a year earlier. Direct taxes were EUR 13.1 million, an increase of EUR 1.1 million on the previous year. In the comparative period, earnings included EUR 29.3 million of tax-free capital gains. Third-quarter net profit was EUR 23.5 million, compared with EUR 15.4 million a year earlier.

Earnings per share in the report period were EUR 0.72 (EUR 1.23) and diluted for options, earnings were EUR 0.71 (EUR 1.22). Equity per share was EUR 9.77 (EUR 9.54).

Sales and earnings trend by business segment

The Department Store Division's sales grew by 8 per cent to EUR 817.7 million. Sales in Finland were up 4 per cent. International Operations' sales were increased by the good like-for-like retail performance by the department stores in Russia and the Baltic countries, a fourth department store that was opened in Moscow in mid-February as well as the new Bestseller stores. In Russia, the problems encountered in imports in the early months of the year led to a temporary shortfall of merchandise, slowing sales growth. The department stores in Estonia and Latvia reported an excellent sales trend. Sales by International Operations grew by 19 per cent and its share of the division's sales rose to 28 per cent (26 per cent). The relative gross margin improved in the report period. The Department Store Division's operating profit was EUR 44.9 million (EUR 35.2 million). Non-recurring capital gains of EUR 9.7 million were included in the result for the period, as against EUR 4.7 million in the comparative period. Earnings generated by the businesses in Finland and the Baltic countries were on a positive trend in the report period. Earnings from International Operations were burdened by the department store that was opened in Moscow in February and the start-up costs of the new Bestseller and Nike stores and the larger-than-normal discounts in the second quarter due to delays in customs clearance at the start of the year. The division's operating profit improved substantially and was EUR 25.7 million in the third quarter (EUR 13.1 million). The Department Store Division's full-year operating profit is estimated be better than it was a year ago.

Hobby Hall reported sales growth of 2 per cent to EUR 147.5 million (EUR 144.3 million). Sales increased in the Baltic countries, and in Finland they remained at the same level as in the previous year. Hobby Hall's relative gross margin was at the level of a year earlier. Online sales continued to grow strongly, accounting for 60 per cent of Hobby Hall's distance retailing in Finland (47 per cent). Online sales also grew in Estonia, accounting for 33 per cent of Hobby Hall's distance retailing in Estonia (32 per cent). Hobby Hall placed a new information system in operation in April. Earnings in the report period were burdened by the non- recurring costs of the commissioning and the resultant partial delay in recording sales. After the start-up phase, the new information system will enhance Hobby Hall's operations and reporting. Hobby Hall's operating profit in the report period was EUR 3.0 million (EUR 3.7 million). Third- quarter operating profit improved and was EUR 2.5 million (EUR 2.1 million). Full-year operating profit is estimated to be somewhat smaller than a year ago owing to the start-up costs for operations in Russia.

Seppälä's sales increased by 10 per cent on the same period of last year and were EUR 123.6 million. Sales grew strongly in Russia and the Baltic countries, where they were boosted by the new stores that were opened towards the end of 2006 and at the beginning of 2007 as well as by the good like-for-like sales trend. Sales abroad grew by 50 per cent and their share of Seppälä's total sales rose to 29 per cent (21 per cent). The relative gross margin improved, but fixed costs and depreciation also increased because of the heavy investments in opening new stores, especially in Russia. Seppälä's operating profit in the report period was EUR 12.1 million (EUR 13.8 million). Third-quarter operating profit amounted to EUR 5.5 million (EUR 5.4 million). Full-year operating profit is estimated to be at the previous year's level.

Financing and capital employed

Liquid assets totalled EUR 21.2 million at the end of September, as against EUR 17.0 million a year earlier and EUR 59.2 million at the end of 2006.

Interest-bearing liabilities at the end of September were EUR 118.3 million (EUR 54.1 million), of which EUR 30.2 million consisted of long- term borrowings (EUR 23.4 million). EUR 20.0 million of new long-term borrowings were drawn down during the report period. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 89.1 million. Net working capital amounted to EUR 238.0 million at the end of September, as against EUR 239.5 million a year earlier and EUR 194.5 million at the end of 2006. Dividend payouts totalled EUR 72.1 million. Subscriptions made by exercising the share options for the year 2000 added EUR 3.1 million to shareholders' equity. The equity ratio was 65.9 per cent (71.7 per cent) at the end of September. The equity ratio at the end of 2006 was 74.5 per cent. Gearing was 17.8 per cent at the end of September (7.2 per cent). At the end of 2006, gearing was 6.3 per cent negative.

The return on capital employed over the past 12 months was 17.2 per cent (22.9 per cent at the end of 2006). The Group's capital employed increased by EUR 89.1 million from September of the previous year and stood at EUR 662.4 million towards the end of the report period (EUR 595.0 million at the end of 2006).

Capital expenditures and current projects

Capital expenditures during the report period totalled EUR 89.1 million (EUR 90.1 million).

The construction works for the major enlargement and transformation project for the department store in the centre of Helsinki are continuing. The project involves expanding the department store's commercial premises by about 10 000 square metres by converting existing premises to commercial use and by building new retail space. In addition, completely new goods handling, servicing and customer parking areas will be built. After the enlargement the Helsinki department store will have a total of about 50 000 square metres of retail space. The cost estimate for the enlargement is about EUR 145 million. The works will be carried out stage by stage and are estimated to reach completion in 2010. The spaces that were temporarily not available for retail sales whilst the construction works were under way have again been placed in use, and the department store's retail space is now the same as it was before the project started. Henceforth, new retail space will be placed in use stage by stage. During the report period, the project required an investment of about EUR 35.5 million. Stockmann has succeeded in carrying out the extensive project without disrupting the department store's profitability. The department store's sales increased during the report period.

A new Stockmann Beauty store was opened in Joensuu in February. Towards the end of the year, stores will be opened in Rovaniemi and Lappeenranta. Thereafter, there will be sixteen stores in the Stockmann Beauty chain.

In February 2007, the Department Store Division opened a fourth department store in Moscow, in the Mega Shopping Centre on the south-east side of town. The department store has over 10 000 square metres of retail space. Stockmann's portion of the total costs of the department store, which was built in leased premises, was EUR 16.5 million, of which EUR 5.8 million was an outlay in the report period. Operations have started up according to plan.

Five new Bestseller stores were opened in Russia in the report period: two in St Petersburg and one store each in Moscow, Kazan and Samara. Stockmann now has a total of 16 Bestseller stores in Russia. Later this year, new stores will be opened in Rostov-on-Don and Novosibirsk.

The first two Stockmann Nike stores were opened in St Petersburg in February, and a store was opened in Nizhny Novgorod at the beginning of October. Stores will be opened in Novosibirsk and Rostov-on-Don towards the end of the year.

In 2006, Stockmann purchased a 10 000-odd square metre commercial plot on Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg's high street. The plot is located next to the Vosstaniya Square underground station, in the immediate vicinity of Moscow Station. On this plot, Stockmann will erect the Nevsky Centre shopping centre that will have about 100 000 square metres of gross floor space, of which about 50 000 square metres will be store and office space. A full-scale Stockmann department store with about 20 000 square metres of retail space has been planned for the shopping centre, along with other retail stores, office premises and an underground car park. The investment outlay for the department store and shopping centre has grown in step with a rise in construction costs, delay of the project and a change in the structure of the contract agreement. The total investment is estimated to be about EUR 170 million. The foundation works for the building are under way. Stockmann's objective is to open the department store and commercial centre by the end of 2009. During the report period, the project required an investment of about EUR 19.7 million.

Stockmann has signed a preliminary agreement on opening Moscow's fifth Stockmann department store in leased premises in the Metropolis Shopping Centre that is being built right near the city's centre. The department store will have a total of about 8 000 square metres of floor space, and Stockmann's investment in the project will be about EUR 12 million. The objective is to open the department store in autumn 2008.

Stockmann has also made an agreement on the opening of a full-scale department store in leased premises located in a shopping centre that is currently being built in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The department store will have a total of over 8 000 square metres of floor space, and Stockmann's investment in the project will be about EUR 12 million. Plans call for opening the department store by summer 2009.

The Department Store Division's capital expenditures totalled EUR 78.4 million.

Hobby Hall's capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.0 million, which went mainly for the upgrade of the information system. Hobby Hall launched distance retailing in Lithuania in February and will carry out a similar launch in Russia towards the end of the year. Hobby Hall is also starting up online sales in Sweden during 2008.

Seppälä's capital expenditures came to EUR 7.6 million. In the report period, Seppälä opened a store in Tampere, Finland; Pärnu, Estonia, and Vilnius, Lithuania. By mid-October, Seppälä has opened nine stores in Russia: four in St Petersburg as well as one in Moscow, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl and Voronezh. Before the year ends, it is Seppälä's objective to open one more store in Finland, two in Lithuania and two in Russia, in Rostov-on-Don and in Novosibirsk. In Finland and Estonia, a total of 11 stores were refurbished, some of them having moved into new premises. During 2007, an upgrade of the cash register system was carried out at the stores in Finland and Estonia, and it was completed in October. Operations in Ukraine are scheduled to start up in 2008.

Other capital expenditures in the report period amounted to EUR 1.1 million.

On September 27, 2007, Stockmann made an agreement with Nordea on transferring its financing of Loyal Customer accounts to Nordea. The consideration paid for the transfer under the agreement contributed to improving Stockmann's third-quarter earnings. This transfer of accounts will lighten Stockmann's balance sheet in 2008 by about EUR 65 million. Ten employees who handle Loyal Customer accounts will transfer to Nordea's employ under their current terms of employment. The credit facilities of Stockmann's credit line Loyal Customer Cards will converge with those of the international MasterCard during 2008 in Finland, Estonia and Latvia, where Stockmann has previously not offered Loyal Customer Card with a credit facility.

In respect of Russia, Stockmann, acting in co-operation with Citibank, has agreed on bringing to market a MasterCard Loyal Customer Card with a credit facility in spring 2008.

Shares and share capital

The company's market capitalization at the end of September was EUR 1 894.5 million (EUR 1 803.9 million). At the end of 2006 the market capitalization was EUR 2 028.6 million.

Stockmann's share prices underperformed both the OMX Helsinki index and the OMX Helsinki Cap index during the report period. At the end of September the stock exchange price of the Series A share was EUR 33.70, compared with EUR 36.40 at the end of 2006, and the Series B share was selling at EUR 33.83, as against EUR 36.48 at the end of 2006.

The 192 865 Stockmann shares subscribed for in December 2006 with the share options for the year 2000 were entered in the Trade Register on February 28, 2007, and they were admitted to public trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with existing shares on March 1, 2007.

Share options for 2000 were exercised in March to subscribe for 238 709 shares. Of these, 18 000 shares were entered in the Trade Register on April 10, 2007, and 220 709 shares on May 14, 2007. They were accepted for public trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the old shares on April 11, 2007 and May 15, 2007. As a consequence of the subscriptions the share capital was increased by EUR 477 418. Following the increase, the share capital was EUR 112 187 224.

A total of 2 500 000 new Series B shares were eligible for subscription on the basis of the share options for 2000. During the subscription period, a total of 2 499 800 Stockmann Series B shares were subscribed for with the share options. The subscription period ended on April 1, 2007.

At September 30, 2007, Stockmann had 24 564 243 Series A shares and 31 529 369 Series B shares.

Stockmann held 369 560 of its own Series B shares (treasury shares) at the end of September 2007. They comprised 0.7 per cent of all the shares outstanding and 0.1 per cent of all the votes. The shares were bought back at a total price of EUR 5.6 million.

The Annual General Meeting in 2007 authorized the Board of Directors to decide on the transfer of the company's own Series B shares in one or more instalments. The authorization will be valid for five years. The company's Board of Directors does not have valid authorizations to increase the share capital, to float issues of convertible bonds or bonds with warrants, or to buy back its own shares.

Personnel strength

During the report period the Stockmann Group had an average payroll of 10 525 employees, or 628 more than in the comparative period. The number of employees was raised by the department stores and other stores in Russia and the Baltic countries, but lowered by the disposal of Stockmann Auto at the beginning of March 2006. Stockmann's average number of employees, converted to full-time staff, increased by 564 and was 8 519.

At the end of September 2007 the number of staff working abroad was 4 004 employees. At the end of September of last year Stockmann had 3 155 people working abroad. Their proportion of the total personnel was 38 per cent (33 per cent).

Full-year outlook

Major changes have not occurred in the operating environment, nor have operational risks changed materially from what was stated in the Annual Report.

If the above-mentioned tender offer for Lindex leads to Stockmann's gaining of control of the company before the end of the financial year, this will result in a weakening of the Group's equity ratio at the balance sheet date. In this case, Lindex's earnings for the time of Stockmann's ownership will be consolidated in proportion to the Group's ownership stake.

Retail sales are estimated to increase by 3-4 per cent in Finland in 2007. The markets in Russia and the Baltic countries are set to continue growing faster than the Finnish market. Stockmann's sales are estimated to be just over EUR 1.6 billion.

The result from continuing operations for the last quarter of 2007 is estimated to improve on the figure a year earlier.

Earnings in 2006 included substantial non-recurring items as a consequence of the disposal of businesses. In 2007, these will be markedly smaller than in the previous year. The Group is carrying out a number of major investments. The result for 2007 is burdened by the start-up costs of the investments that will become operational during the year. Because of the decrease in non-recurring items, the Group's profit before taxes will come in lower than in 2006. Notwithstanding this, the objective is to post higher operating profit from continuing operations than in 2006.

Balance sheet, Group EUR millions 30.9.07 30.9.06 31.12.06 ASSETS Non-current assets

   Intangible assets10.75.56.3
   Property, plant and equipment409.7328.8352.2
   Available-for-sale investments6.66.16.5
   Deferred tax assets2.53.42.5
Non-current assets, total429.5343.9367.5
Current assets
   Inventories202.7182.9155.0
   Receivables, interest-bearing97.2104.898.9
   Receivables, non interest-bearing75.475.687.0
   Cash and cash equivalents21.217.059.2
Current assets, total396.5380.3400.1
Assets, total826.0724.2767.6
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Equity544.2519.2571.6
Minority interest0.00.00.0
Equity, total544.2519.2571.6
Non-current liabilities, interest-bearing30.223.423.4
Deferred taxesliabilities26.227.026.2
Current liabilities
Current liabilities, interest-bearing88.030.7
Current liabilities, non interest-bearing137.3123.9146.4
Current liabilities, total225.4154.6146.4
Equity and liabilities, total826.0724.2767.6
Equity ratio, per cent65.971.774.5
Gearing, per cent17.87.2-6.3
Cash flow from operations per share, EUR0.390.612.15
Interest-bearing net debt, EUR mill.-0.1-67.7-134.7
Number of shares at September 30,56 09454 80455 662
thousands Weighted average number of shares, 55 566 54 208 54 310 thousands Weighted average number of shares, 55 790 55 053 55 178 diluted, thousands Market capitalization, EUR mill. 1 894.5 1 803.9 2 028.6

Equity ratio, per cent = 100 x (Equity + minority interest) / Total assets less advance payments received

Gearing, per cent = 100 x Interest-bearing liabilities less cash and cash equivalents / Equity total

Interest-bearing net debt = Interest-bearing liabilities less cash and cash equivalents less interest-bearing liabilities

Market capitalization, EUR mill. = Number of shares multiplied by the quotation for the respective share series on the balance sheet date

Cash flow statement, Group EUR millions 1-9/2007 1-9/2006 1-12/2006 Cash flows from operating activities Net profit for the financial year 39.8 66.9 104.7 Adjustments:

    Deprecation26.424.232.1
    Profit (-) and loss (+) from sales-34.0-34.4
    of non-current assets
    Financial expenses2.51.72.3
    Financial income-1.0-1.6-1.8
    Taxes paid13.112.024.3
    Other adjustments1.81.7
Changes in working capital:
    Change in trade and other receivables17.5-11.21.7
    Change in inventories-47.7-0.15.2
    Change in trade payables and other-11.9-4.311.2
    liabilities
Interest paid-1.7-1.7-2.5
Interest received0.81.81.1
Taxes paid-17.8-20.9-28.2
Net cash from operating activities21.832.8117.4
Cash flows from investing activities
Investments in tangible and intangible-88.5-90.7-112.2
assets Acquisition of subsidiary net cash -12.7 acquired Disposal of subsidiaries less cash at 101.7 105.0 date of disposal
Capital expenditures on other investments-0.1-0.5
Cash from tangible assets8.4
Cash from other investments0.80.9
Dividends received0.10.10.1
Net cash used in investing activities-88.411.8-11.0
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issue of share capital5.85.817.2
Change in short-term loans, increase (+),74.9-2.5-33.3
decrease (-) Long-term loans, increase (+), decrease (- 20.0 10.0 10.0 )
Dividends paid-72.1-59.3-59.5
Net cash used in financing activities28.6-46.0-65.6
Change in cash and cash equivalents-37.9-1.440.8
Cash and cash equivalents at start of the59.218.418.4
period Cash and cash equivalents at end of the 21.2 17.0 59.2 period

Income statement,1-9/2007
Group, EUR millionsContinuing DiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Revenue914.3914.3
Other operating income9.79.7
Materials and consumables-535.4-535.4
Wages, salaries and employee benefits-150.9-150.9
expenses
Depreciation-26.4-26.4
Other operating expenses-156.9-156.9
Operating profit54.354.3
Finance income and expenses-1.5-1.5
Profit before tax52.952.9
Income taxes-13.1-13.1
Profit for the period39.839.8
Earnings per share, EUR0.720.72
Earnings per share, diluted, EUR0.710.71
Operating profit, per cent5.95.9
Equity per share, EUR9.77
Return on equity, per cent, moving 1214.6
months Return on capital employed, per cent, 17.2 moving 12 months Average number of employees, converted 8 519 8 519 to full-time staff Investments 89.1 89.1

Income statement,1-9/2006
Group, EUR millionsContinuing DiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Revenue850.061.1911.0
Other operating income4.729.334.0
Materials and consumables-505.5-52.5-558.0
Wages, salaries and employee-141.4-5.4-146.8
benefits expenses
Depreciation-23.9-0.3-24.2
Other operating expenses-134.4-2.6-137.0
Operating profit49.429.679.0
Finance income and expenses-0.10.0-0.1
Profit before tax49.329.678.9
Income taxes-11.9-0.1-12.0
Profit for the period37.429.566.9
Earnings per share, EUR0.690.541.23
Earnings per share, diluted, EUR0.680.541.22
Operating profit, per cent5.848.48.7
Equity per share, EUR9.54
Return on equity, per cent, moving22.4
12 months Return on capital employed, per 24.6 cent, moving 12 months Average number of employees, 7 803 152 7 955 converted to full-time staff Investments 90.1 90.1

Income statement,1-12/2006
Group, EUR millionsContinuing DiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Revenue1 239.661.11 300.7
Other operating income5.129.334.4
Materials and consumables-721.1-52.5-773.6
Wages, salaries and employee-199.3-5.4-204.7
benefits expenses
Depreciation-31.8-0.3-32.1
Other operating expenses-192.6-2.6-195.1
Operating profit99.929.6129.5
Finance income and expenses-0.50.0-0.6
Profit before tax99.429.6128.9
Income taxes-24.2-0.1-24.3
Profit for the period75.229.5104.7
Earnings per share, EUR1.390.541.93
Earnings per share, diluted, EUR1.370.531.90
Operating profit, per cent8.148.410.0
Equity per share, EUR10.34
Return on equity, per cent, moving19.4
12 months Return on capital employed, per 22.9 cent, moving 12 months Average number of employees, 7 923 114 8 037 converted to full-time staff Investments 125.5 125.5

Earnings per share, EUR = (Profit before taxes - minority interest - income taxes) / Average number of shares, adjusted for share issues Return on equity, per cent, moving 12 months = 100 x Profit for the period (12 months) / (Equity + minority interest) (average over 12 months) Return on capital employed, per cent, moving 12 months = 100 x (Profit before taxes + interest and other financial expenses) (12 months) / Capital employed (average over 12 months)

SEGMENT INFORMATION Segments Sales, EUR millions 1-9/2007 1-9/2006 Change 1-12/2006 per cent

Department Store Division817.7755.681 119.0
Hobby Hall147.5144.32199.8
Seppälä123.6112.810158.1
Shared0.60.7-80.9
Continuing operations, total1 089.51 013.381 477.8
Discontinued operations74.874.8
Group1 089.51 088.201 552.6
Revenue, EUR millions1-9/20071-9/2006Change1-12/2006
per cent
Department Store Division688.1635.78941.3
Hobby Hall122.5119.82165.9
Seppälä102.693.310130.8
Shared1.01.1-101.7
Continuing operations, total914.3850.081 239.6
Discontinued operations61.161.1
Group914.3911.001 300.7
Operating profit, EUR1-9/20071-9/2006Change1-12/2006
millionsper cent
Department Store Division44.935.22879.5
Hobby Hall3.03.7-187.1
Seppälä12.113.8-1221.1
Shared-5.1-4.222-8.0
Eliminations-0.60.90.2
Continuing operations, total54.349.41099.9
Discontinued operations29.629.6
Group54.378.9-31129.5
Investments,
gross, EUR millions30.9.0730.9.06Change31.12.06
per cent
Department Store Division78.484.4-7115.3
Hobby Hall2.02.3-143.2
Seppälä7.62.52076.1
Shared1.10.9220.9
Continuing operations, total89.190.1-1125.5
Discontinued operations
Group89.190.1-1125.5
Assets, EUR millions30.9.0730.9.06Change31.12.06
per cent
Department Store Division641.2481.933557.9
Hobby Hall108.1107.01104.0
Seppälä40.031.72638.0
Shared36.8103.6-6467.7
Continuing operations, total826.0724.214767.6
Discontinued operations
Group826.0724.214767.6
Non-interest-bearing30.9.0730.9.06Change31.12.06
liabilities, EUR millionsper cent
Department Store Division105.297.97122.0
Hobby Hall21.817.82213.9
Seppälä7.37.6-410.9
Shared29.327.5625.8
Continuing operations, total163.6150.98172.6
Discontinued operations
Group163.6150.98172.6

Market areas1-9/2007
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Sales, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)793.8793.8
Baltic states 2)133.5133.5
Russia 3)162.2162.2
Group1 089.51 089.5
Finland, per cent72.972.9
International operations, per cent27.127.1
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Revenue, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)662.0662.0
Baltic states 2)113.5113.5
Russia 3)138.7138.7
Group914.3914.3
Finland, per cent72.472.4
International operations, per cent27.627.6
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Operating profit, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)53.853.8
Baltic states 2)11.811.8
Russia 3)-11.3-11.3
Group54.354.3
Finland, per cent99.099.0
International operations, per cent1.01.0
Investments,30.9.2007
gross, EUR millionsContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Finland 1)53.353.3
Baltic states 2)1.51.5
Russia 3)34.334.3
Group89.189.1
Finland, per cent59.859.8
International operations, per cent40.240.2
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Assets, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)568.4568.4
Baltic states 2)74.374.3
Russia 3)183.3183.3
Group826.0826.0
Finland, per cent68.868.8
International operations, per cent31.231.2
1) Department Store Divisions,
Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 2) Department Store Divisions, Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 3) Department Store Divisions and Seppälä

Market areas1-9/2006
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Sales, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)770.774.8845.5
Baltic states 2)114.2114.2
Russia 3)128.5128.5
Group1 013.374.81 088.2
Finland, per cent76.177.7
International operations, per cent23.922.3
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Revenue, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)642.861.1703.9
Baltic states 2)97.197.1
Russia 3)110.1110.1
Group850.061.1911.0
Finland, per cent75.677.3
International operations, per cent24.422.7
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Operating profit, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)35.57.743.2
Baltic states 2)13.413.4
Russia 3)0.621.922.5
Group49.429.679.0
Finland, per cent71.854.7
International operations, per cent28.245.3
Investments,30.9.2006
gross, EUR millionsContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Finland 1)44.644.6
Baltic states 2)0.80.8
Russia 3)44.744.7
Group90.190.1
Finland, per cent49.549.5
International operations, per cent50.550.5
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Assets, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)561.9561.9
Baltic states 2)71.671.6
Russia 3)90.790.7
Group724.2724.2
Finland, per cent77.677.6
International operations, per cent22.422.4
1) Department Store Divisions,
Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 2) Department Store Divisions, Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 3) Department Store Divisions and Seppälä

Market areas1-12/2006
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Sales, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)1 123.774.81 198.6
Baltic states 2)165.3165.3
Russia 3)188.8188.8
Group1 477.874.81 552.6
Finland, per cent76.077.2
International operations, per cent24.022.8
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Revenue, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)937.561.1998.5
Baltic states 2)140.6140.6
Russia 3)161.6161.6
Group1 239.661.11 300.7
Finland, per cent75.676.8
International operations, per cent24.423.2
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Operating profit, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)75.27.782.9
Baltic states 2)21.021.0
Russia 3)3.821.925.6
Group99.929.6129.5
Finland, per cent75.264.0
International operations, per cent24.836.0
Investments,31.12.2006
gross, EUR millionsContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
operationsoperations
Finland 1)64.064.0
Baltic states 2)1.81.8
Russia 3)59.759.7
Group125.5125.5
Finland, per cent51.051.0
International operations, per cent49.049.0
ContinuingDiscontinuedTotal
Assets, EUR millionsoperationsoperations
Finland 1)594.8594.8
Baltic states 2)69.769.7
Russia 3)103.1103.1
Group767.6767.6
Finland, per cent77.577.5
International operations, per cent22.522.5
1) Department Store Divisions,
Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 2) Department Store Divisions, Stockmann Auto, Hobby Hall and Seppälä 3) Department Store Divisions and Seppälä

Statement of changesShare
in equitypremiumLegal
Group, EUR millionsEquity*fundreserve
Equity December 31, 2005109.0166.50.2
Options exercised1.83.9
Share bonus0.2
Transfer to other funds
Dividends
Translation differences
Profit for the period
Equity September 30, 2006110.8170.60.2
Equity December 31, 2006111.7183.40.2
Options exercised0.52.6
Share bonus0.2
Transfer to other funds0.0
Cost of share issue
Dividends
Translation differences
Profit for the period
Equity September 30, 2007112.2186.20.2
* including share issue

Statement of changesTrans-
in equityOtherlationRetained
Group, EUR millionsfunds**reserveearnings
Equity December 31, 200543.90.0185.7
Options exercised
Share bonus0.5
Transfer to other funds0.0
Dividends-59.5
Translation differences0.00.0
Profit for the period66.9
Equity September 30, 200643.90.0193.6
Equity December 31, 200643.90.0232.3
Options exercised
Share bonus0.2
Transfer to other funds
Cost of share issue1.4
Dividends-72.1
Translation differences0.00.0
Profit for the period39.8
Equity September 30, 200743.90.0201.6
** excluding deferred tax liability

Statement of changes

in equityMinority
Group, EUR millionsTotalinterestTotal
Equity December 31, 2005505.30.0505.3
Options exercised5.85.8
Share bonus0.70.7
Transfer to other funds0.00.0
Dividends-59.5-59.5
Translation differences0.00.0
Profit for the period66.90.066.9
Equity September 30, 2006519.20.0519.2
Equity December 31, 2006571.60.0571.6
Options exercised3.13.1
Share bonus0.40.4
Transfer to other funds0.00.0
Cost of share issue1.41.4
Dividends-72.1-72.1
Translation differences0.00.0
Profit for the period39.80.039.8
Equity September 30, 2007544.20.0544.2

Contingent liabilities, 30.9.07 30.9.06 31.12.06 Group EUR millions Mortgages on land and 1.7 1.7 1.7 buildings

Guarantees0.11.5
Pledges0.10.1
Total1.81.73.2
Lease agreements on business
premises, EUR millions Minimum rents payable on the basis of binding lease agreements on business premises
Within one year67.763.969.6
After one year323.4329.2351.5
Total391.1393.0421.1
Lease payments
Within one year1.01.11.1
After one year1.00.90.9
Total2.12.02.0
Derivative instruments
Nominal value
Interest rate derivatives5.3
Exchange rates
CountryCurrency30.9.0730.9.0631.12.06
RussiaRUB35.349033.942034.6800
EstoniaEEK15.646615.646615.6466
LatviaLVL0.70380.69600.6972
LithuaniaLTL3.45283.45283.4528
SwedenSEK9.21479.27979.0404

Income statement

quarterly,Q3Q2Q1Q4
Group, EUR millions2007200720072006
Continuing operations
Revenue308.6294.2311.4389.6
Other operating income9.70.4
Materials and consumables-179.8-164.0-191.6-215.6
Wages, salaries and-47.6-52.6-50.8-57.9
employee benefits expenses
Depreciation-8.9-8.4-9.1-7.9
Other operating expenses-50.0-55.1-51.7-58.1
Operating profit32.114.18.250.5
Finance income and expenses-0.5-0.8-0.2-0.5
Profit before tax31.513.38.050.1
Income taxes-8.1-3.2-1.9-12.3
Profit for the period,23.510.26.137.8
continuing operations Discontinued operations Profit for the period, discontinued operations Profit for the period 23.5 10.2 6.1 37.8 Earnings per share, continuing operations, EUR
Basic0.430.180.110.70
Diluted0.420.180.110.69
Earnings per share,
discontinued operations, EUR
Basic0.00
Diluted-0.01
Earnings per share, total,
EUR
Basic0.430.180.110.70
Diluted0.420.180.110.68
Q3Q2Q1Q4
Sales, EUR millions2007200720072006
Department Store Division275.5261.0281.2363.4
Hobby Hall45.946.055.655.5
Seppälä45.443.534.645.3
Shared0.20.20.20.2
Continuing operations,367.0350.7371.7464.4
total Discontinued operations Group 367.0 350.7 371.7 464.4 Revenue, EUR millions
Department Store Division232.2219.6236.3305.5
Hobby Hall38.238.146.246.1
Seppälä37.836.128.737.5
Shared0.50.40.10.5
Continuing operations,308.6294.2311.4389.6
total Discontinued operations Group 308.6 294.2 311.4 389.6 Operating profit, EUR millions
Department Store Division25.711.57.844.3
Hobby Hall2.5-0.91.53.4
Seppälä5.55.80.87.3
Shared-1.1-2.1-1.8-3.8
Eliminations-0.5-0.10.0-0.6
Continuing operations,32.114.18.250.6
total Discontinued operations Group 32.1 14.1 8.2 50.6

Income statement

quarterly,Q3Q2Q1Q4
Group, EUR millions2006200620062005
Continuing operations
Revenue281.1299.5269.4379.3
Other operating income0.04.70.07.0
Materials and consumables-166.1-170.8-168.7-214.3
Wages, salaries and-44.2-48.9-48.3-56.5
employee benefits expenses
Depreciation-7.9-8.1-8.0-8.7
Other operating expenses-43.0-47.7-43.7-52.8
Operating profit19.828.70.853.9
Finance income and expenses0.5-0.90.2-2.0
Profit before tax20.427.91.152.0
Income taxes-5.0-6.6-0.3-13.3
Profit for the period,15.421.20.838.6
continuing operations Discontinued operations Profit for the period, 21.9 7.6 3.7 discontinued operations Profit for the period 15.4 43.1 8.4 42.4 Earnings per share, continuing operations, EUR
Basic0.290.390.010.72
Diluted0.280.390.010.71
Earnings per share,
discontinued operations, EUR
Basic-0.010.410.140.07
Diluted0.000.400.140.07
Earnings per share, total,
EUR
Basic0.280.150.79
Diluted0.280.790.150.78
Q3Q2Q1Q4
Sales, EUR millions2006200620062005
Department Store Division249.0270.8235.8344.3
Hobby Hall45.546.252.663.4
Seppälä40.240.232.445.1
Shared0.20.30.20.2
Continuing operations,334.9357.6320.9453.1
total
Discontinued operations74.8117.4
Group334.9357.6395.7570.5
Revenue, EUR millions
Department Store Division209.8227.4198.5289.0
Hobby Hall37.838.443.652.6
Seppälä33.233.326.837.3
Shared0.20.40.50.5
Continuing operations,281.1299.5269.4379.3
total
Discontinued operations61.196.4
Group281.1299.5330.5475.7
Operating profit, EUR
millions
Department Store Division13.122.2-0.137.8
Hobby Hall2.10.61.04.3
Seppälä5.47.60.814.5
Shared-0.9-1.9-1.4-3.3
Eliminations0.10.20.60.6
Continuing operations,19.828.70.853.9
total
Discontinued operations21.97.74.1
Group19.850.68.558.0

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