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2016-05-13

Clas Ohlson: Clas Ohlson increase sales in April 2016

Sales increased by 3 per cent in April to 520 MSEK (505). In local
currencies, sales increased by 8 per cent.

Sales in April was positively affected by a calendar effect of about 6
percentage points, due to additional trading days compared with the
previous year.

Compared with the same month previous year, the net store portfolio
was expanded by

7 stores. At the end of the period, the total number of stores was
205.

Sales were distributed as follows:

+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
|Countries, MSEK |April |April |Percentage change|Percentage change,|
| | 2015/16| 2014/15| | local currency |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
|Sweden |239 |231 |+3 |+3 |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
|Norway |201 |201 |+0 |+11 |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
|Finland |56 |49 |+15 |+16 |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
|Outside Nordic countries|24 |24 |-2 |+8 |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+
| |520 |505 |+3 |+8 |
+------------------------+---------+---------+-----------------+------------------+

Total sales during the fiscal year (May 2015 to April 2016) increased
by 4 per cent to

7,602 MSEK (7,330). In local currencies, sales increased by 6 per
cent.

The Year-end Report 2015/16 will be published at 07:00 CET on
Wednesday 8 June 2016. The report will be presented on the same day
at 08:30 CET in Clas Ohlson's store at Drottninggatan 53 in
Stockholm, Sweden.

The information in this press release comprises information that Clas
Ohlson AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish
Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 13 May
2016 at 7:00 a.m. (CET)

For more information, please contact:
Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations,
phone +46 247 649 13

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in
Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for
the small everyday practical problems, in five countries via its over
200 stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable
products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home,
Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm,
has sales of over 7.5 billion SEK and more than 4,700 employees.
Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com

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