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2016-05-18

IC Group A/S: INTERIM REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 JULY 2015 TO 31 MARCH 2016

Consolidated revenue for Q1-Q3 2015/16 amounted to DKK 2,156 million (DKK
2,145 million) corresponding to an increase of 0.5%, or 1.4% measured in
local currency, compared to the same period last financial year. The gross
margin improved by 2.0 percentage points to 56.7% compared to Q1-Q3 2014/15.
The consolidated operating profit for Q1-Q3 2015/16 rose by 18.5% to DKK 269
million (DKK 227 million), and the EBIT margin thus increased from 10.6% in
Q1-Q3 2014/15 to 12.5% in Q1-Q3 2015/16. The outlook for the financial year
2015/16 has been changed. We now expect the consolidated revenue for 2015/16
at the same level as last year while the EBIT margin is expected to be
realized at approx. 9%.

* Peak Performance generated revenue of DKK 264 million for Q3 2015/16 (DKK
285 million) corresponding to a reduction of 7.4% (a reduction of 6.9%
measured in local currency). As expected, this reduction was driven by the
wholesale channel. The revenue reduction was mainly registered in the
Nordic region. The operating profit amounted to DKK 38 million (DKK 36
million) corresponding to an EBIT margin of 14.4% (12.6%).

* Tiger of Sweden increased its revenue by 6.6% (7.5% measured in local
currency) to DKK 260 million (DKK 244 million) in Q3 2015/16. All channels
reported revenue growth, particularly the e-commerce channel. The German
market reported a revenue growth rate of 40.0% while the Nordic region
generated revenue growth of 12.5%. The operating profit amounted to DKK 38
million (DKK 35 million) corresponding to an EBIT margin of 14.6% (14.3%).

* Revenue for Q3 2015/16 from By Malene Birger declined by 8.5% (decline of
7.7% measured in local currency) to DKK 97 million (DKK 106 million)
compared to last financial year. Both the markets inside and outside the
Nordic region reported reduced revenue - however, with differences from
market to market. The operating profit amounted to DKK 9 million (DKK 12
million) corresponding to an EBIT margin of 9.3% (11.3%).

* Revenue from the Group's Other brands rose by 5.9% to DKK 90 million for Q3
2015/16 (6.6% measured in local currency) driven by a high growth rate in
Designers Remix whereas Saint Tropez reported reduced revenue. However, the
operating profit declined by DKK 5 million to a loss of DKK 6 million which
is attributable to a lower gross margin as well as higher capacity costs in
Saint Tropez in Q3 2015/16. The EBIT margin was negative by 6.7% (negative
by 1.2%).

* A general negative development in the physical stores across all Group
brands has affected the Group's revenue development for Q3 2015/16. This
combined with the effect from the restructuring of the wholesale
distribution in Peak Performance contributed to a reduced consolidated
revenue for Q3 2015/16 which decreased by 1.3% (a decrease of 0.5% measured
in local currency) to DKK 710 million (DKK 719 million).

* The gross profit rose by DKK 17 million to DKK 404 million (DKK 387
million) compared to Q3 2014/15, and the gross margin was improved by 3.1
percentage points to 56.9%. The higher gross profit is primarily
attributable to improved margins on sold products.

* Capacity costs decreased by DKK 5 million to DKK 317 million compared to Q3
2014/15 which is primarily attributable to the idle capacity costs in
respect of the divestment of the Mid Market division affecting Q3 2014/15
negatively.

* Operating profit amounted to DKK 87 million for Q3 2015/16 (DKK 65
million), and the EBIT margin thus amounted to 12.3% which is an
improvement of 3.3 percentage points compared to Q3 2014/15.

* The Group's working capital amounted to DKK 458 million corresponding to an
increase of DKK 18 million compared to last financial year. This increase
was primarily driven by reduced "Other liabilities" due to timing and
non-recurring items. The working capital constituted 17.3% of the trailing
twelve months revenue compared to 16.9% for the same period last year.

* Return on invested capital constituted 30.1% compared to 24.8% at 31 March
2015. This increase is driven by the operating profit.

* Mads Ryder will act as CEO of Tiger of Sweden for an interim period. He
will take over the position from David Thunmarker.

Changes outlook for the financial year 2015/16

During H1 2015/16 a particularly positive revenue development was reported
from own stores. However, since the beginning of H2 2015/16 we have
experienced a negative development in the retail trade across all Group
brands and with our partners and customers. This trend deteriorated
distinctively towards the end of Q3 2015/16 and continued into the month of
April, and it has affected revenue from our own stores as well as the OTB
sale (in-season sale).

In addition, foreign currency translation effects had a negative impact on the
reported revenue growth - primarily due to the lower exchange rate of NOK.

Based on the above, we expect the consolidated revenue for 2015/16 at the same
level as last year.

As a consequence of the lower than expected revenue growth, we expect the
consolidated operating profit to be realized with an EBIT margin of approx.
9%.

Investments for the financial year 2015/16 are expected to be in the region of
3% of revenue.

Copenhagen, 18 May 2016IC Group A/S

Mads Ryder
Group CEO

Alexander Martensen-Larsen
Group CFO

Information meeting

IC Group will host an information meeting for investors, analysts and other
stakeholders on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 10.00 a.m.

The information meeting will be held in English via audio cast and telephone,
and it will be possible to raise questions online using the relevant chat
function or telephone. To participate in the information meeting online,
please use the link below which is also available on our corporate
websiteicgroup.netunder Investors:

http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/ec3cvbjy

To participate in the telephone conference, please dial in using the
below-listed telephone numbers:

+45 3271 1658 (Denmark)

+1 646 254 3366 (USA)

+44 (0) 20 3427 1909 (UK)

Please direct any questions regarding this announcement to:

Jens Bak-Holder

Investor Relations Manager
+45 21 28 58 32

This announcement is a translation from the Danish language. In the event of
any discrepancy between the Danish and English versions,
the Danish version shall prevail.

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Source: IC Group A/S via Globenewswire

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