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17-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Trading for the six months ended 30 September 2017 showed sales rising 10% on a reported basis and 12% on a constant currency basis compared to the prior year period. On this basis, Richemont's operating profit for the six months ended 30 September 2017 is likely to show an increase of approximately 45% against the comparative period. The corresponding profit for the period is expected to increase by approximately 80%. These increases predominantly reflect the non-recurrence of the exceptional inventory buy-backs in the prior year period, improved trading performance and the positive net impact of movements in period-end exchange rates.
12-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
The Richemont dividend was paid to DR holders on 28 September 2017. It is anticipated that the withholding tax reclaim letters that allow DR holders to reclaim 20% of the 35% Swiss withholding tax as explained in the SENS announcement of 12 September 2017 will be emailed on or about 17 October 2017.



21-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the following appointments to its Senior Executive Committee.



Chief Technology Officer

Dr Jean-Jacques van Oosten has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer and will join the Senior Executive Committee effective 1 January 2018.



Dr van Oosten's twenty one-year career has been primarily in the retail and digital sectors. Prior to his latest role as Group Chief Digital Officer and CEO of Rewe Digital, Dr van Oosten held a number of CIO positions at Travis Perkins Group, Tesco, Kingfisher, EDS and Unilever. Through his consulting company, Dr van Oosten advised retailers on their multichannel strategy, roadmap and transformation programmes. He graduated from the London Business School and holds a PhD in molecular genetics.





Group Human Resources Director

Ms Sophie Guieysse has been appointed Group Human Resources Director and will join the Senior Executive Committee effective 1 October 2017.



A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss?es, Ms Guieysse began her career holding operational functions at a number of French Ministries. From 1997 until 2005, she held various human resources roles at LVMH. Her ultimate role there was as Director of Human Resources of the LVMH group. In 2005, Ms. Guieysse joined Canal + group where she spent ten years as Human Resources Director and member of the Executive Committee. Since 2016, Ms Guieysse had been advising Dior on the future of luxury in a connected world.



Ms Guieysse will succeed Mr Thomas Lindermann who will leave Richemont for personal reasons and step down from the Group Management Committee with effect from 31 October 2017. Mr Lindemann was appointed Group Human Resources Director and member of the Group Management Committee in 2005. Prior to that, he held the role of Human Resources Director first at Montblanc and then at Richemont Northern Europe.
13-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
DR holders are referred to the Richemont announcement released on SENS on 13 September 2017. The total dividend, as recommended by the Board of Directors, of CHF1.80 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Richemont, Switzerland ("CFR") at the annual general meeting held on 13 September 2017 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of ZAR242.91486 cents per CFR DR (145.74892 ZAR cents net of Swiss Withholding tax and South African dividend tax) will be paid on 28 September 2017. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 12 September 2017 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders.



Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 26 March 2014. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.



Richemont Securities SA may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the DR programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of DR's.



Richemont 'A' shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont's primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African DR's are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.
13-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting of Richemont held in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2017.



A dividend of CHF1.800 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' registered shares and a dividend of CHF0.180 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the Company. The dividend in respect of the 'A' shares will be payable on 22 September 2017, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at the rate of 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the Company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



All other matters on the agenda were also approved by the shareholders by an overwhelming majority.
13-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont's Annual General Meeting will be held on 13 September in Geneva, Switzerland.



Ahead of that meeting, the Group announces that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2017 increased by 12% at constant exchange rates and by 10% at actual exchange rates. Excluding the exceptional inventory buy-backs in the comparative period, constant currency sales increased by 7% for the period. The double digit sales growth during the first five months was primarily driven by strong performance in the Jewellery Maisons and easier comparative figures.



Sales increased in all regions, led by Asia Pacific. The strong performance in Asia Pacific was supported by double digit increases in most markets, including China and Hong Kong, where a large part of the exceptional inventory buy-backs took place in the comparative period. The 3% growth in Europe reflects contrasted performances within the region as well as the emerging negative impact of a strong euro on tourist spending. In the United Kingdom, however, sales grew at a double digit rate benefitting from favourable currency movements. In Japan, growth reflected higher domestic and tourist spending. Sales in the Middle East showed subdued growth, impacted by geopolitical uncertainties.
12-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
14-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the resignation with immediate effect of Mr Georges Kern. Mr Kern was Head of Watchmaking, Marketing and Digital. He has stepped down from the Senior Executive Committee and the Group Management Committee and will no longer be standing for election to the board of directors of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA at the forthcoming annual general meeting of shareholders.
03-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces that it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shanghai Tang, on 30 June 2017 to an entity controlled by Mr Alessandro Bastagli, an Italian entrepreneur. The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont's balance sheet, cash flow or results for the year ending 31 March 2018.



Established in 1994 in Hong Kong by Sir David Tang, Shanghai Tang was the first contemporary luxury brand from China. Its modern and sophisticated range of men's and women's clothing, accessories and home decorations combine the style and heritage of the orient with western design influences. Richemont took a controlling stake in 1998 and acquired 100% ownership in 2008.

07-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to Richemont's communication to depositary receipt ('DR') holders on 13 March 2017, Richemont Securities SA is still in the process of clarifying the treatment of the revised South African dividend tax with the South African Revenue Service ('SARS'). However, in the interim phase the company would like to advise you that non-South African tax resident DR holders should, if they have not already done so; complete the prescribed dividend exemption form (SARS exemption form DTD (EX)). Previously, due to the ruling obtained by Richemont from SARS, DR holders were exempt from completing this document. Once this form has been completed and returned to your regulated intermediary, such as your bank or broker, qualifying non-South African DR holders will be exempt from the 20 per cent South African dividend tax. Richemont recommends that these holders contact their bank or broker to ensure this exemption form is completed well in advance of the dividend payment in September 2017.



South African tax resident DR holders who are exempt from the dividend tax should also confirm with their bank or broker that the exemption forms are in place.
02-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html



Regarding the year under review, the report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement issued on 12 May 2017, as well as the audited consolidated financial statements which were posted on the Group's website the same day. The report also contains the audited Company financial statements and Compensation Report.



The report will be mailed on 23 June 2017 to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested it. Only the printed report is definitive. The report may be obtained from the Company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html



In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd., Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196, South Africa. The official notice for the 2017 annual general meeting and the definitive resolutions to be considered by shareholders will be published on the Group's website and in the Swiss Gazette on or around 19 July 2017.
12-May-2017
(C)
Sales for the year lowered to EUR10.647 million (2016: EUR11.076 million), gross profit fell to EUR6.799 million (2016: EUR7.118 million), operating profit weakened to EUR1.764 million (2016: EUR2.061 million), while profit for the year slumped to EUR1.210 million (2016: EUR2.227 million). Furthermore, to comply with the South African practice of providing headline earnings per share ('HEPS') data, the relevant figure for headline earnings for the year ended 31 March 2017 would be EUR1.079 million (2016: EUR1.626 million). Basic HEPS for the year was EUR1.913 (2016: EUR2.882).



Proposed dividend

The Board has proposed a dividend of CHF1.80 per share.



Company outlook

Volatility and uncertainty in the geopolitical and trading environments are likely to prevail. Our attention is focused on transitioning the Group to adjust to operating in a more sustainable growth environment, by adapting our product offer, communication and distribution to new consumption patterns while allocating resources primarily towards research and innovation, digital marketing, online sales platforms and training in all of our Maisons.



Richemont has a strong cash flow and a strong balance sheet that enables us to focus on value creation for shareholders over an extended time horizon. This approach allows our Maisons, which have significant brand equity and heritage, to plan and grow in what we continue to believe is a unique business with excellent long-term prospects.
12-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont?s three-year share buy-back programme announced on 15 May 2014 ended today. Under the programme, the Company repurchased a total of 5 185 000 ?A? shares, representing 0.9 % of the capital and 0.5 % of the voting rights of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA. Richemont?s share purchase history can be found on the Company?s website at: www.richemont.com/investor-relations/share-buy-back-information.html



In addition, Richemont announces a new programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont ?A? shares through the market over the next three years, representing 1.7 % of the capital and 1.0 % of the voting rights of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA.



Purchases will be effected through ?A? share purchases on SIX Swiss Exchange at prevailing market prices. The ?A? shares acquired will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. The ?A? shares to be acquired will be held in treasury to hedge awards to executives under the Group?s stock option plan.



Richemont currently holds 9.4 million ?A? shares in treasury as a consequence of previous buy- back programmes, which were also linked to the Group?s stock option plan. Those shares represent 1.6 % of the capital and 0.9 % of the voting rights of the Company.
12-May-2017
(Official Notice)
24-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
During October 2016, Computershare distributed a letter to Depositary Receipt holders detailing the 2016 dividend, number 28, paid by Richemont Securities SA for Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") on 26 September 2016 as well as the process to be followed by bona fide South African tax residents to reclaim the Swiss withholding tax portion due to them.



Due to the postal problems experienced in the past with mailing the withholding tax reclaim forms to DR holders; should you not have received your reclaim form or have misplaced the form, please contact our agent, Computershare, who can resend the reclaim form to you by post or email:

* Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd. ('CIS')

* Rosebank Towers 15 Biermann Avenue

* Rosebank 2196

* South Africa



If you have not yet submitted your claim form, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. Kindly note that payment of refunds will only be made once claims are accepted by both the South African Revenue Services ("SARS") and Swiss Federal Tax Authority ("SFTA"), and the tax reimbursement has been received from the SFTA, which can be a lengthy process. Richemont Securities SA and CIS do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any failure by the SARS or SFTA to accept your claim and/or for any failure for whatever reason by the SFTA to pay your refund. In the event of any claim refusal being brought to our attention, Richemont Securities SA and CIS undertake to inform DR holders of the situation. Such DR holders will then have to take the matter up with the relevant tax authorities themselves to resolve the issue. Refunds payable to dematerialised DR holders will be made via their CSD Participants. Richemont Securities SA and CIS will not accept any liability for any payments made to erroneous bank details included on the claim form submitted by DR holders. Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 26 March 2014. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.
13-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Richemont refers to the announcement by the Minister of Finance on 22 February 2017, that the South African dividends tax has been increased from 15 percent to 20 percent. In the case of entities listed on the JSE, the increase is effective for all dividends paid on or after 22 February 2017.



With regard to the Richemont SA dividend in respect of its 31 March 2017 financial year, payable in September 2017, we are in discussions with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to seek a ruling to clarify the approach to be taken. As such, we advise depositary receipt holders to obtain professional advice regarding their own positions until SARS has advised on this matter.
13-Jan-2017
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day it was a great festive season for Richemont as the luxury goods company surprised markets with an upbeat trading update for the quarter ended December, which sent the company's shares soaring. Richemont indicated that sales had increased by 5% at constant exchange rates in the period under review, with most regions showing growth in jewellery sales
12-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
11-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2016. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement issued on 4 November 2016 as well as the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements posted on the Group's website the same day. In accordance with stock exchange regulations in Switzerland and South Africa, Richemont no longer prints its interim report.

04-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
04-Nov-2016
(C)
Sales for the interim period decreased to EUR5.1 billion (EUR5.8 billion) and gross profit decreased to EUR3.2 billion (EUR3.8 billion). Operating profit fell to EUR0.8 billion (EUR1.4 billion). Profit attributable to owners more than halved to EUR0.54 billion (EUR1.1 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share decreased to EUR94.0cps (EUR197.2cps).
04-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
The Richemont dividend was paid to DR holders on 26 September 2016. It is anticipated that the withholding tax reclaim letters that allow DR holders to reclaim 20% of the 35% Swiss withholding tax as explained in the SENS announcement of 13 September 2016 will be emailed on or about 17 October 2016. Should you not receive your reclaim form by 30 October 2016 please contact our agent, Computershare, who can resend the reclaim form to you.



14-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
DR holders are referred to the Richemont announcement released on SENS today, 14 September 2016.



The total dividend, as recommended by the Board of Directors, of CHF 1.70 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA, Switzerland ("CFR") at the annual general meeting held today, 14 September 2016 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of 249.80820 ZAR cents per CFR DR (162.37533 ZAR cents net of Swiss dividend tax) will be paid on 26 September 2016. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 13 September 2016 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders.



Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 26 March 2014. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.



Richemont Securities SA may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the DR programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of DR's.



Richemont 'A' shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont's primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African DR's are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.
14-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA held today in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2016.



A dividend of CHF 1.700 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' registered shares and a dividend of CHF 0.170 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the Company. The dividend in respect of the 'A' shares will be payable on 23 September 2016, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at the rate of 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the Company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



All other matters on the agenda were also approved by the shareholders by an overwhelming majority.
14-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
13-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
24-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
The Richemont annual report has been mailed to those Depositary Receipt holders that have requested an annual report. The annual report incorporates the consolidated results of Richemont ("the Company") and its subsidiary and associated companies, as well as the entity financial statements of the Company (collectively, "the Group"). A draft notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Company, to be held in Geneva Switzerland on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 is set out on page 131 of the annual report. The final notice of the Annual General Meeting and proxy voting instruction form will be circulated after the definitive Notice of Meeting has been published in the Swiss Gazette on or around 20 July 2016.
03-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Richemont announce the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html Regarding the year under review, the report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 20 May 2016, as well as the audited consolidated financial statements which were posted on the Group's website the same day. The report also contains the audited Company financial statements and Compensation Report.



The report will be mailed on 24 June 2016 to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested it. Only the printed report is definitive. The report may be obtained from the Company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Proprietary) Limited, 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001. The official notice for the 2016 annual general meeting and the definitive resolutions to be considered by shareholders will be published in the Swiss Gazette on or around 20 July 2016.

20-May-2016
(C)
20-May-2016
(Official Notice)
18-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the retirement of Mr Bernard Fornas from his current role as Co-Chief Executive Officer with effect from 31 March 2016. He will also retire from Richemont's Senior Executive Committee and the Group Management Committee.



From 1 April, Mr Fornas will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director and will serve on its Nominations Committee. He will stand for re-election by the shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting ('AGM').



Mr Fornas has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer, alongside Mr Richard Lepeu, since April 2013 and as a member of the Board since September 2013. He joined Cartier in 1994 and, over the following 22 years, has made an outstanding contribution to the profitable growth of that Maison and to the Group in general. The Board looks forward to his contribution in the years ahead.



Richemont also announces that Mr Cyrille Vigneron, Chief Executive Officer of Cartier, will become a member of the Senior Executive Committee with effect from 1 April 2016. He will continue to be a member of the Group Management Committee. As previously announced, Mr Vigneron will stand for election to the Board of Directors at the next AGM.
18-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced that Mr Alain Dominique Perrin will not be standing for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting ('AGM'), to be held on 14 September 2016. He will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors and of its Nominations Committee until that date. Thereafter, to ensure that Richemont and its Maisons can continue to benefit from his wide experience, he will serve as a consultant. The 2016 annual report will contain further information regarding this change.



Richemont also announces the nomination of Mr Jeff Moss for election to the board of directors. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the next AGM. Mr Moss will serve as a Non-Executive Director and become a member of the board's Nominations and Strategic Security Committees.



Mr Moss is a computer security and internet security expert. He currently serves as: a member of the US Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; and a member of the Georgetown University School of Law Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. Previously Mr Moss has served as: Chief Security Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ('ICANN'); and a director at Secure Computing Corporation. He is the founder of the Black Hat Briefings and DEF CON. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University, USA.



Details regarding the board of directors may be found on the Group's website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html
29-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
14-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
13-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2015. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at https://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement issued on 6 November 2015 as well as the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements posted on the Group's website the same day. In accordance with stock exchange regulations in Switzerland and South Africa, Richemont no longer prints its interim report.
06-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces that Mr Stanislas de Quercize, the chief executive officer of Cartier, has requested that he be allowed to step down from his current position and from the Group Management Committee for personal reasons. This change is effective immediately. Mr de Quercize will remain as a group executive, taking over the role of Chairman of Richemont France. Succeeding Mr de Quercize as Chief Executive Officer of Cartier will be Mr Cyrille Vigneron, currently the President of LVMH Japan. LVMH and Richemont have agreed that Mr Vigneron will formally assume his new position on 1 January 2016. In his capacity as chief executive officer of Cartier, Mr Vigneron will become a member of the group management committee from 1 January 2016. Thereafter, he will be nominated for election to Compagnie Financiere Richemont's board of directors in September 2016.



06-Nov-2015
(C)
15-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
The Richemont dividend was paid to DR holders on 2 October 2015. It is anticipated that the withholding tax reclaim letters that allow DR holders to reclaim 20% of the 35% Swiss withholding tax as explained in the Stock Exchange News Service announcement of 10 September 2015 will be sent out on 16 October 2015. Due to the postal problems experienced in the past with mailing the withholding tax reclaim forms to DR holders; should you not receive your reclaim form by 30 October 2015 please contact our agent, Computershare, who can resend the reclaim form to you by email.
05-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces that the merger of its subsidiary, The Net-A-Porter Group, with YOOX S.p.A. ('YOOX' or 'YOOX Group') has been completed.



As a consequence of the all-share transaction, Richemont has received 65'599'597 shares in the enlarged YOOX Net-A-Porter Group. Those shares represent in aggregate, on a fully diluted basis, 50 % of the share capital of the combined entity's listed parent company. In order to preserve the independence of YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, Richemont's voting rights are limited to 25 %. Two representatives from Richemont will serve on the Board of the combined entity's listed parent company. Richemont will equity account its investment in YOOX Net-A-Porter Group.



Richemont has committed to a lock-up period of three years in respect of shares equivalent to 25 % of the total share capital of the combined entity.



The all-share transaction will generate a significant one-off, non-cash, accounting gain in Richemont's financial statements for the full-year ending 31 March 2016. The gain will be reported within 'Profit from discontinued operations'. No gain will be recorded in the interim results for the period ended 30 September 2015. Based on the 2 October closing YOOX share price of EUR 28.06, the amount of the pre- and post-tax accounting gain is estimated to be between EUR 610 million and EUR 670 million.



Richemont is currently in a silent period and will be available for comments regarding this transaction after the announcement of its interim results on 6 November 2015.
16-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
DR holders are referred to the Richemont announcement released on SENS today, 16 September 2015.



The total dividend, as recommended by the Board of Directors, of CHF 1.60 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA, Switzerland ("CFR") at the annual general meeting held today, 16 September 2015 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of 226.40000 ZAR cents per CFR DR (147.16000 ZAR cents net of Swiss dividend tax) will be paid on 2 October 2015. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 10 September 2015 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders.



Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 26 March 2014. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.



Richemont Securities SA may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the DR programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of DR's.



Richemont 'A' shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont's primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African DR's are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.
16-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA held today, 16 September 2015, in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals . of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2015.



A dividend of CHF 1.600 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' registered shares and a dividend of CHF 0.160 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the Company. The dividend in respect of the 'A' shares will be payable on 22 September 2015, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at the rate of 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the Company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



All other matters on the agenda were also approved by the shareholders by an overwhelming majority.
16-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
10-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
05-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html



Regarding the year under review, the report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 22 May 2015, as well as the audited consolidated financial statements which were posted on the Group's website the same day. The report also contains the audited Company financial statements and Compensation Report.



The report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested it on 26 June 2015. Only the printed report is definitive. The report may be obtained from the Company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html



In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Proprietary) Limited, 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001, (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107).
22-May-2015
(Official Notice)
22-May-2015
(C)
Sales for the year increased to CHF10.410 billion (2014: CHF10.023 billion). Gross profit rose to CHF6.876 billion (2014: CHF6.491 billion), operating profit was higher at CHF2.67 billion (2014: CHF2.427 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent company fell to CHF1.334 billion (2014: CHF2.072 billion).



Dividend

The Board of directors have recommended a total dividend of CHF1.6000 per share from income reserves. It is anticipated that this dividend will be approved by shareholders of Richemont at the annual general meeting to be held on Wednesday 16 September 2015 in Geneva.
22-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
31-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
30-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
With reference to what has appeared in the press, Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA clarifies that discussions are currently underway with YOOX S.p.A. regarding a potential business combination between YOOX S.p.A. and The Net-A-Porter Group Ltd. The Company will update the market as appropriate in due course and cannot comment further at this stage.
15-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Overall, third quarter trading was below the first six months of the year. In Asia Pacific, the decline in sales reflected an unfavourable basis of comparison and a difficult trading environment in most markets, primarily in Hong Kong and Macau. European sales benefited from strong domestic sales and a return of visitors in the main tourist destinations, helped by favourable exchange rates. The Americas region continued to report good growth, albeit at a slower pace than in the first six-month period. Sales were particularly driven by jewellery and the Net-a-Porter Group. Soft domestic demand in Japan partly reflected the continued impact of the surge in purchases made ahead of the April 2014 sales tax increase. That surge led to a 47% sales increase in the final quarter of the comparative financial year. The period's overall performance reflected demand for jewellery, particularly through the retail channel. Retail continued to outperform the wholesale channel. Retail sales were supported by selective store openings, jewellery sales and Net-a-Porter. The Jewellery Maisons reported satisfactory sales growth in their own boutique networks. The retail network performance benefited from jewellery sales in particular. The decline in sales by the Group's Specialist Watchmakers reflected both caution on the part of business partners in the wholesale channel and a lower performance of some retail locations, most notably in Hong Kong and Macau. In the Group's other businesses, the Net-a-Porter Group continued to report growth well above the Group average. The Group's net cash position at 31 December 2014 amounted to EUR4.9 billion (2013: EUR4.3 billion).



Trading in the nine-month period ended 31 December 2014

Sales growth over the nine-month period to December was 2% at constant exchange rates or 3% at actual rates. Sales for the nine months ended 31 December 2014 are presented in Appendix 1a.



Corporate calendar

The Group's results for the current financial year will be announced on Friday, 22 May 2015. The Company's annual general meeting will be held in Geneva on Wednesday, 16 September 2015.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Change to board of directors

Richemont announced that Dr Frederick Mostert will resign from the Board of Directors and the Group Management Committee with effect from 31 December 2014.

Dr Mostert joined the Group in 1990 and was appointed to its Group Management Committee in 1994. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. Dr Mostert, Chief Legal Counsel, will continue to serve the Company as an employee until retirement in 2015.



Thereafter, he will continue to serve the Group as a consultant in intellectual property matters.



Further details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Group's website at: https://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html

18-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2014.



The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at https://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html



The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement issued on 7 November 2014 as well as the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements posted on the Group's website the same day. Copies of the printed interim report will be mailed in due course to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them.



In Switzerland, the report may be obtained from the Company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at https://www.richemont.com/index.php?option=com_requestreport In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd., 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001 (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2017) or by contacting Computershare at ecomms@computershare.co.za
07-Nov-2014
(C)
21-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
In the dividend declaration announcement of 11 September 2014, Richemont Securities SA advised depositary receipt (DR) holders that the withholding tax reclaim cover letters and claim for refund forms for Swiss withholding tax would be mailed out on 3 October 2014. The claim for refund forms are part of a programme operated by Richemont Securities SA for South African tax residents who will generally be eligible to recover 20 per cent of the 35 per cent Swiss withholding tax levied on the Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA dividend paid to DR holders on 3 October 2014.



The South African post office has been experiencing strike action resulting in a significant disruption to the receipt of mail. This means that it is not currently feasible to mail the claim for refund forms to DR holders. We will endeavour to have these reclaim letters sent to DR holders as soon as practical.



In the interim, copies of these letters and claim forms may be collected in person, from:

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.,

70 Marshall Street,

Johannesburg, 2001,

South Africa



DR holders should make prior arrangements with Computershare by calling in advance on 086 110 0931. Claim documents will be ready for collection within 2 business days from the date of the request being received.



To assist in the reclaim process, the completed claim for refund forms must be returned to Computershare at the address given above. As a result of this strike action, an extension to the submission dates of these completed claims for refund forms will be advised in a follow up letter and will be announced on SENS.



Please note that holders of certificated DRs that are held outside the Strate settlement system and who normally receive their dividend payments by cheque should be aware that these cheques will only be mailed to you once the strike action is over. Alternatively, DR holders may contact Computershare to provide their bank details in order to have their dividend payments made electronically.
17-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The total dividend, as recommended by the Board of Directors, of CHF1.40 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA, Switzerland ("CFR") at the annual general meeting held on 17 September 2014 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of ZAR163.46400 cents per CFR DR (106.25160 ZAR cents net of Swiss dividend tax) will be paid on 3 October 2014. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 11 September 2014 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders.



Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 26 March 2014. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.



Richemont Securities SA may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the DR programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of DR's.



Richemont 'A' shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont's primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African DR's are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.



17-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA held today in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2014.



A dividend of CHF 1.400 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' registered shares and a dividend of CHF 0.140 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the Company. The dividend in respect of the 'A' shares will be payable on 24 September 2014 against presentation of coupon number 17, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the Company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



All other matters on the agenda were also approved by the shareholders by an overwhelming majority.



During the meeting, the outgoing Chairman, Mr Yves-Andre Istel, welcomed the shareholders' appointment of Mr Johann Rupert as Chairman of the Board. In light of the pending change of Chairman, during a meeting held the previous day the Board had appointed both Mr Istel and Mr Malherbe to serve as Deputy Chairmen.



Also during the meeting, the shareholders warmly thanked Dr Cologni, who was not standing for re-election, for his 45-years of service to Richemont and its predecessors.



17-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held on 17 September 2014 in Geneva, Richemont announced that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2014 increased by 4 % at constant exchange rates. At actual exchange rates, sales rose by 1 %, negatively impacted by the weakening of the US dollar and the yen against the euro during the period. Sales growth was subdued overall, with double-digit increases in the Middle East and Americas largely offset by low growth in Europe and decreases in Asia-Pacific and Japan.



European and Middle-Eastern sales continued to benefit from tourism. In the Asia-Pacific region, sales were lower in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, offsetting positive developments in other markets. In mainland China, retail sales grew while the rate of decline in wholesale sales softened. Sales growth in the Americas remained strong. In Japan, prudent consumer sentiment and a surge in purchases in March 2014 ahead of a sales tax increase combined to dampen sales in the April to August period, as expected. Retail sales growth continued to outperform wholesale sales, albeit at a lower level than a year ago. Of particular note were the retail performances at Van Cleef - Arpels and at Net-A-Porter.



By business area, the performance reflected the comments above for sales by region and channel. Cartier jewellery continued to outperform watch sales, which have suffered from weak demand and destocking, particularly in Asia-Pacific. As announced last May, the Montblanc Maison, which was previously considered a separate reporting segment, is now aggregated and disclosed in Other. The prior year comparatives have been restated to reflect this change.



Richemont's interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2014 will be released on 7 November 2014.
11-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
03-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html



Regarding the year under review, the annual report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 15 May 2014, as well as the audited group and company financial statements which were posted on the group's website the same day.



The report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them on 20 June 2014. Only the printed report is definitive. The report may be obtained from the company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html



In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd., 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001, (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107).
15-May-2014
(Official Notice)
Richemont's two-year share buy-back programme announced on 16 May 2012 ended today. Under the programme, the Company repurchased a total of 6 980 620 'A' shares, representing 1.2 % of the capital and 0.7 % of the voting rights of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA. Richemont's share purchase history can be found on the Company's website at: http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/share-buy-back-information.html In addition, Richemont announces a new programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont 'A' shares through the market over the next three years, representing 1.7 % of the capital and 1.0 % of the voting rights of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA.



Purchases may be effected through 'A' share purchases on SIX Swiss Exchange at prevailing market prices. The 'A' shares acquired will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. The 'A' shares to be acquired will be held in treasury to hedge awards to executives under the Group's stock option plan. Richemont currently holds 11.3 million 'A' shares, representing 2.0 % of the capital and 1.1 % of the voting rights of the Company, in treasury as a consequence of previous buy-back programmes, which have also been linked to the Group?s stock option plan.
15-May-2014
(Official Notice)
15-May-2014
(C)
Sales for the year ended 31 March 2014 grew to EUR10.6 billion (2013: EUR10.2 billion). Gross profit increased to EUR6.8 billion (2013: EUR6.5 billion), operating profit decreased marginally to EUR2 419 million (2013: EUR2 426 million), while profit attributable to owners of the parent company grew to EUR2.1 billion (2013: EUR2 billion). Basic HEPS for the year was EUR 3.721cps (2013: EUR 3.672cps).



Dividend

The board has proposed a cash dividend of CHF1.40 per share.



Prospects

In the month of April, sales increased by 1 % at actual exchange rates, and by 6 % at constant exchange rates. At actual rates, all regions reported sales growth except for Japan, where the sales tax increase became effective on 1 April. The retail channel continued to outperform wholesale in all regions except Japan. Excluding Japan, sales increased by 4 % at actual exchange rates, and by 8 % at constant exchange rates. Richemont remains focused on long-term organic growth and value creation for its clients, shareholders and employees. We intend to achieve this objective by offering desirable high quality products and by enhancing our production, product development, and increasingly distribution, through the consistent deployment of our business model across all the Maisons of the Group. We will continue to invest in talent, creativity and innovation, with a particular emphasis on markets with promising growth potential. As previously announced, Mr Johann Rupert will conclude his sabbatical year of absence in September. He will stand for election as Chairman of the Board at Richemont?s annual general meeting, to be held on 17 September 2014.



Annual general meeting

Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place in Geneva on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

29-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
The continuous optimisation of manufacturing processes for mechanical components is one of the key success factors of the Swiss watchmaking industry. While traditional machining and stamping processes will continue to play an important role, emerging technologies such as laser machining, 3D printing and plasma etching are pushing the current limits to new heights of quality and performance. In order to capture this outstanding potential, Richemont and EPFL are creating an academic chair in "Multi-scale Manufacturing Technologies". Richemont, a key Swiss player in the watchmaking and jewellery industry, will sponsor the activities of the future professor in EPFL's Institute of Microengineering. The recruitment process has already started.



Microengineering, and the watchmaking sector in particular, are essential components of the industrial landscape in Western Switzerland. EPFL?s stake in the Microcity Campus in Neuch?tel is a clear sign of its ambition to support innovation and academic research in this field. Richemont, with its prestigious Maisons, which include Cartier, Van Cleef - Arpels, Baume - Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Montblanc, is a leading employer with 10 000 employees in Switzerland and a total of 30,000 around the world. This new step is a self-evident continuation of the collaboration between the two institutions. By investing in this high-potential sector, Richemont and EPFL confirm their determination to play a leading role in innovation. The future professor, who will start at the Institute of Microengineering in 2015, will create an integrated platform of the very latest manufacturing technologies for the benefit of the high precision industry.
24-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA announces that Dr Franco Cologni has informed us that he does not wish to stand for re-election to the board of directors at the company?s next Annual General Meeting (?AGM?), to be held on 17 September 2014.



In advance of that date, the Board of Directors would like to thank Dr Cologni for his immeasurable contributions to the Group and its predecessor companies since 1969, when he joined Cartier. Following the AGM, Dr Cologni will continue to serve the Group as a consultant and will continue to support the Maisons in a range of creativity- and craftsmanship-related matters. Further details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Group?s website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html
24-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces the following changes to its Group Management Committee. Mr Albert Kaufmann, General Counsel, will retire from Richemont?s operational business and from the Group Management Committee on 31 March 2014. On behalf of the Group, Richemont?s Board of Directors would like to thank Mr Kaufmann for his immense contribution since 1974. During his 40-year tenure, which began at Cartier, Mr Kaufmann led the development of the legal department and affairs for Richemont?s luxury goods businesses.



Richemont?s Board of Directors also announces two appointments to the Group Management Committee, effective from 1 April 2014: Mr Nicolas Bos, Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef - Arpels; and Mr Daniel Riedo, Chief Executive Officer of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Further details regarding the Group Management Committee may be found on the Group?s website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/group-management-committee.html

16-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
14-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2013. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html. The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 8 November 2013, as well as the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements, which were posted on the Groups website the same day. Only the printed interim report is definitive. Copies of the printed interim report will be mailed on 26 November 2013 to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them. In Switzerland, the report may be obtained from the Company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/index.php?option=com_requestreport In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd., 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001 (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2017) or by contacting Computershare at ecomms@computershare.co.za
08-Nov-2013
(C)
Sales rose to EUR5.3 billion (EUR5.1 billion). Gross profit increased to EUR3.4 billion (EUR3.3 billion), but operating profit was marginally lower at EUR1.37 billion (EUR1.38 billion). Net attributable profit rose to EUR1.2 billion (EUR1.1 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to EUR2.148cps (EUR1.978cps).



Outlook

Richemont's Maisons will continue to pursue their differentiated strategies and planned long-term investment programmes. Those programmes, in their respective manufacturing facilities and distribution networks, are complemented by Richemont's shared service platforms in Switzerland and around the world.



Richemont has completed the review of Maisons referred to at the annual general meeting. Further investment in the Maisons will be made, as in the past, to assure their long-term prosperity. No disposals are under consideration at this time or for the foreseeable future. The company will not comment further on this subject.



In the month of October, sales increased by 6% at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates, they were 12% higher. At actual rates, all regions reported sales growth except for Japan, where double-digit growth in local currency terms continued to be adversely impacted by foreign exchange rates. Sales in the Asia Pacific region grew during the month, primarily due to positive retail developments and exceptional high jewellery sales. In all regions, retail sales were strong, outperforming the wholesale channel where re-order levels remain cautious.



For the second half of the year, current exchange rates are likely to weigh on the reported results. While the comparative sales figures for the important holiday trading period are less challenging, the subdued overall environment and in particular the continued investments for the long term call for increased caution.
11-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont has a long-standing policy of not commenting on market rumours. Exceptionally in this case, Richemont wishes to make it clear that The Net-A-Porter Group is not for sale. Richemont advises that it has no further comment.

12-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
DR holders were referred to the announcement released on SENS today, 12 September 2013. The total dividend, as recommended by the board of directors, of CHF1.00 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Richemont at the annual general meeting held today, 12 September 2013 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of 108.01900 ZAR cents per Richemont DR (70.21235 ZAR cents net of Swiss dividend tax) will be paid on 27 September 2013. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 6 September 2013 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders. Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 16 December 2010.
12-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of Richemont in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2013.



A dividend of CHF1.000 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' bearer shares and a dividend of CHF0.100 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the company. The dividend in respect of the A shares will be payable on 19 September 2013 against presentation of coupon number 16, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



At the meeting, the Chairman, Mr Johann Rupert, indicated that in light of his forthcoming sabbatical year, he would not stand for re-election to the board for the year ahead. Mr Yves-Andre Istel will assume the role of chairman during Mr Rupert's absence and Mr Josua Malherbe will assume the role of deputy chairman.
12-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Ahead of its annual general meeting to be held on 12 September 2013 in Geneva, Richemont announces that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2013 increased by 9 % at constant exchange rates. At actual exchange rates, sales rose by 4 %, negatively impacted by the weakening of the US dollar and the yen against the euro.



The following comments refer to changes at constant exchange rates. Sales growth was satisfactory across all regions in view of demanding comparatives in Europe, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific. European and Middle-Eastern sales continued to benefit from visitors in major tourist destinations. Asia-Pacific was led by good growth in Hong Kong and Macau, offset by lower sales in mainland China, largely reflecting a prudent consumer sentiment after several years of exceptional expansion. Sales growth in the Americas was strong, primarily achieved through the sustained momentum of jewellery sales. The acquisition of Peter Millar in October 2012 also assisted the performance in the Americas. Sales growth in Japan was robust, benefiting from strong domestic consumption.



Retail sales growth continues to outperform wholesale sales, reflecting a good performance in the Maisons existing boutiques as well as the opening of new ones, primarily in Europe, Middle-East and Asia-Pacific. The Jewellery Maisons and Specialist Watchmakers performed well in an uncertain economic environment. Montblancs sales were flat, the Maison being less exposed to tourist purchases than many of the Groups other businesses. Within Other sales, Net-a-Porter reported double-digit growth. Richemont's interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2013 will be released on 8 November 2013.
06-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
17-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA announces that Ma?tre Dominique Rochat will not be standing for re-election to the board of directors at the company's next Annual General Meeting ('AGM') for health reasons. Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA also announces the nomination of Ma?tre Jean-Blaise Eckert for election to the board of directors at the next AGM, to be held on 12 September 2013. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at that meeting. Ma?tre Eckert will serve as a Non-Executive Director and become a member of the Boards Audit and Nominations Committees. Further details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Groups website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html
31-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013.The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html Regarding the year under review, the annual report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 16 May 2013, as well as the audited Group and Company financial statements which were posted on the Group's website the same day.



The report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them on 19 June 2013. Only the printed report is definitive. The report may be obtained from the company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the Company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html



In South Africa, the report may be obtained directly from the Depository Agent at the following address: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001, (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107).
21-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the resignation of Marty Wikstrom from her role as Chief Executive Officer of Richemont Fashion and Accessories with immediate effect. She will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Richemont until the shareholders meeting to be held on 12 September 2013.
16-May-2013
(Official Notice)
16-May-2013
(Official Notice)
16-May-2013
(C)
Sales for the year ended 31 March 2013 surged to EUR10.2 billion (2012: EUR8.9 billion). Gross profit increased to EUR6.5 billion (2012: EUR5.7 billion), operating profit rose to EUR2.4 billion (2012: EUR2 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent company grew to EUR2 billion (2012: EUR1.5 billion). Furthermore, basic headline earnings per depository receipt was ZAR394.82cps (2012: ZAR283.91cps).



Proposed dividend

The board has proposed a cash dividend of CHF1.00 per share.



Outlook

Despite the slowdown in the Asia Pacific region and continuing uncertainty in the world economy, sales in the month of April were 13 % above the comparative period and 12 % at constant exchange rates. However, one month of sales should not necessarily be taken as an indication of the year as a whole. The enduring appeal of our Maisons and their growth potential lead us to look forward to the future with a degree of optimism. Therefore our investments will continue to focus on the differentiation of our Maisons, the expansion and integration of their respective manufacturing facilities, and the adoption of their distribution strategies to the constantly changing customer environment in growth markets and tourist destinations.





08-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces the following changes to its Group Management Committee. Mr Lutz Bethge, currently Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc International, will be appointed as non-executive Chairman and Head of Supervisory Board of Montblanc. In this capacity, Mr Bethge will represent the Maison externally and will be an advisor to the Maison on strategic matters. He will step down from operational business and from the Group Management Committee on 30 June 2013.



Richemonts Board of Directors is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr J?r?me Lambert, currently Chief Executive Officer of Jaeger-LeCoultre, as Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc. Mr Lambert will remain a member of the Group Management Committee. Montblancs new management organisation will be effective from 1 July 2013. Mr Daniel Riedo, currently Industrial Director of Jaeger-LeCoultre, will succeed Mr Lambert as Chief Executive Officer of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Further details regarding the Group Management Committee may be found on the Groups website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/group-management-committee.html Richemont is currently in a closed period.



The Groups results for the year ended 31 March will be announced on 16 May 2013.
24-Apr-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that shares in Richemont soared 7.11% yesterday, 23 April 2013, to close at R72.29, after the maker of Cartier jewellery and Jaeger-LeCoultre watches said it expected a 30% profit for the full year, mostly owing to favourable exchange rates. Amid the concern about the effect of the eurozone debt crisis and an economic slowdown in China on the well-heeled, the group's strong growth is likely to allay fears that the demand for luxury goods has tapered off. The past three years have seen rising affluence in emerging markets spurring robust demand for designer trappings, with China being one of the main drivers.
23-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Trading for the year to March 2013 showed sales rising 14 % on a reported basis and 9 % on a constant currency basis against the comparative period. On this basis, Richemonts operating profit for the year to 31 March 2013 is likely to show an increase of approximately 18 % compared to the previous year. Net profit for the year is likely to increase by approximately 30% compared to the previous year.



Corporate calendar

The Groups results for the year to 31 March 2013 will be announced on 16 May 2013.
25-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the retirement of Ms Pilar Boxford, effective 1 April 2013. She will step down from the Group Management Committee at that time. Reflecting the changed role of the Group Management Committee announced in November 2012, Ms Boxford will not be replaced on the Committee.
08-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces the nomination of Mr Bernard Fornas to the board of directors of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA. With effect from 1 April 2013, Mr Fornas will become Co-Chief Executive Officer of Richemont. Mr Richard Lepeu will also become Co-Chief Executive Officer of Richemont from that date. Mr Fornas has been nominated for election to the board of directors at the company's Annual General Meeting, to be held on 12 September 2013. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at that meeting. Mr Fornas will serve as an executive director.
21-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
21-Jan-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Richemont will establish a joint venture with the world's largest jewellery chain by market value, China's Chow Tai Fook. The two affluent brands will each control half of the new company , which would distribute watches made by Richemont's subsidiary, Braume - Mercier, in China. China is a major trading centre for luxury goods and the Far East is a constant driver of growth for entities such as Richemont.
15-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2012. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html



The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 9 November 2012, as well as the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which were posted on the group's website the same day. Only the printed interim report is definitive.



Copies of the printed interim report will be mailed on 27 November 2012 to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them. Copies may be obtained from the company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/index.php?option=com_requestreport
09-Nov-2012
(C)
Sales grew by 21% to EUR5.1 billion (EUR4.2 billion) whilst gross profit shot up to EUR3.3 billion (EUR2.7 billion). Operating profit increased by 28% to EUR1.4 billion (EUR1.1 billion). Profit attributable to owners of the company jumped to EUR1.1 billion (EUR709 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose to EUR198.3cps (EUR130.3cps).



Presentation

The results will be presented via a live internet webcast on 9 November 2012, starting at 09:00 (CET). The direct link will be available from 07:00 (CET) at: http://www.richemont.com

-Live listen-only telephone connection: call one of these numbers 10 minutes before the start of the presentation:

*Europe +41 91 610 56 00

*USA +1 866 291 4166

*UK +44 203 059 5862

*South Africa 0800 992 635 (toll free)

-An archived video webcast of the presentation will be available from:

*http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/results-presentations.html

-A transcript of the presentation will be available from:

*http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/results-presentations.html



Interim report

The Richemont 2012 Interim Report will be published on 15 November 2012 and will be available for download from the group's website at http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html; copies may be obtained from the company's registered office or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/contact.html
09-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of Compagnie Financi??re Richemont SA announce the following appointments.



*As announced on 26 March 2012, Mr Stanislas de Quercize will succeed Mr Bernard Fornas as Chief Executive Officer of Cartier with effect from 1 January 2013. From the same date, Mr Fornas and Mr Richard Lepeu, currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer, will be appointed as Joint Deputy Chief Executive Officers, reporting to Mr Johann Rupert, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.



*Mr Rupert returned to the role of Richemont Chief Executive Officer when Mr Norbert Platt took early retirement due to ill health in 2010. Mr Rupert will step down from that role on 31 March 2013.



*From 1 April 2013, Mr Fornas and Mr Lepeu will become Joint Chief Executive Officers. Mr Fornas? specific role will be to oversee Richemont?s operating companies, or ?Maisons?. Mr Lepeu will continue to oversee Richemont?s central functions. Mr Fornas and Mr Lepeu together with Mr Gary Saage, Chief Financial Officer, will form a Senior Executive Committee.



*In addition, the Board approved certain changes to Richemont?s Group Management Committee.



*The following executives will join the Group Management Committee with immediate effect: Mr Lutz Bethge, Chief Executive Officer of Montblanc; Mr Hans-Peter Bichelmeier, Group Operations Director; Mr Stanislas de Quercize, currently Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef - Arpels and designated Chief Executive Officer of Cartier; Mr Georges Kern, Chief Executive Officer of IWC Schaffhausen; Mr J??r??me Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of Jaeger-LeCoultre; and Mr Philippe L??opold-Metzger, Chief Executive Officer of Piaget.



*The following executives will retain their responsibilities but, reflecting the changed role of the Group Management Committee, will resign from that Committee by the end of the current financial year: Mr Giampiero Bodino, Group Art Director; Mr Alan Grieve, Director of Corporate Affairs; Mr Eloy Michotte, Corporate Finance Director; and Mr Jan Rupert, Executive Director.



Further details regarding the current Group Management Committee may be found in section 4 of the Corporate Governance Report published in Richemont?s Annual Report and Accounts 2012, www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html (http://www.richemont.com/investor-relations/reports.html)

02-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced that it has acquired 100% of the capital of VVSA in a private transaction with the shareholder group. Based in Del?mont since 1962, VVSA is a high-end manufacturer of stamped exterior components for watches, gold refiner and producer of semi-finished precious metal products destined for the watch and jewellery industry. A historical partner of Richemont's Maisons and Manufactures, VVSA and its 250 employees will reinforce the group's industrial capabilities via their established technical know-how and state-of-the-art equipment.



The current directors of VVSA, Mr Damien Donz?, Mr Alain Munier and Mr B?at Ch?telat, have confirmed their commitment to manage the company, which will continue to serve its existing clients. The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont's consolidated net assets and is not expected to have any impact on the group's profitability for the year ending 31 March 2013.
21-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont SA (Richemont) and Winona Capital Management LLC (Winona Capital) announced that an agreement has been reached whereby Richemont will acquire Peter Millar LLC (Peter Millar), a US-based, international luxury apparel business, in a private transaction. The acquisition by Richemont will position Peter Millar for its next stage of development and growth. Richemont are incredibly fortunate to have partnered with Winona Capital. Together they have developed and built the Peter Millar brand, expanded the product range, and grew sales and distribution. Now partnering with Richemont represents a wonderful opportunity for Peter Millar to continue to build the brand globally under Richemonts stewardship.
05-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
DR holders are referred to the announcement released on SENS today, 5 September 2012. The total dividend, as recommended by the Board of Directors, of CHF 0.55 per share, has been approved by shareholders of Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA, Switzerland (CFR) at the annual general meeting held today, 5 September 2012 in Geneva.



Accordingly it is confirmed that a dividend of 48.5666 ZAR cents per CFR DR (31.5683 ZAR cents net of dividend tax) will be paid on 21 September 2012. Please refer to the SENS announcement of 31 August 2012 for full details of the dividend payable to DR holders.



Richemont Securities SA CFR DRs are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 16 December 2010. By holding DR's, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare.



Richemont Securities SA may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the DR programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of DR's. Richemont 'A' shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont?s primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African DR's are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.
05-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of Richemont SA held in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2012. A dividend of CHF0.550 per share will be paid on the listed 'A' bearer shares and a dividend of CHF0.055 per share will be paid on the unlisted 'B' registered shares of the company. The dividend in respect of the A shares will be payable on 13 September 2012 against presentation of coupon number 15, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year. All other matters on the agenda were approved by the shareholders.
05-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held later today in Geneva, Richemont announces that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2012 increased by 23% at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates, sales increased by 13%. The weakening of the euro against the dollar, in particular, had a positive impact on the group's reported sales.



Sales analysis shows continued positive momentum across regions. Europe was strong, particularly in the retail channel in major tourist destinations. Demand in the Asia-Pacific region remained solid after two years of exceptionally high growth. Sales growth in the Americas slowed to 6% on a constant currency basis, partly due to the timing of exceptional sales in the comparative period. Japan showed resilience.



Retail sales growth was again higher than wholesale sales, reflecting a good performance in the Maison's existing boutiques as well as the opening of new boutiques, notably in the Asia-Pacific region.



All business areas enjoyed double-digit growth in sales, with the exception of the Montblanc Maison which did not benefit as greatly from tourist destinations.



Richemont's interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2012 will be released on 9 November 2012.
31-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the announcement released on SENS at 11h13 on Friday, 31 August 2012, had the incorrect gross and net dividend, per CFR DR in ZAR cents figures, and as such the information below replaces the earlier announcement.



The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss franc to rand for payment of the dividend is R8.8303:CHF1.00. Accordingly the gross dividend is 48.5666 cents and the net dividend payable per CFR DR is 31.5683 cents.
31-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
20-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Depositary receipt holders are referred to the dividend announcement published on 16 May 2012 wherein it was explained that the dividend payable by Richemont will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35 per cent, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.3575 per share. South African tax residents are eligible to recover 20 per cent of the 35 per cent withholding tax levied on the CFR dividend provided the required claim forms are completed. This process remains unchanged from previous years and is not influenced by the ruling on the South African withholding tax dealt with below.



As far as the South African withholding tax on dividends is concerned we hereby confirm that a binding class ruling has been obtained from the South African Revenue Service. In terms of this ruling, depositary receipt holders are not subject to additional South African withholding tax because of the credit available in respect of the Swiss withholding tax paid. It is also confirmed that there is no need for the depositary receipt holders to make any declarations in order to qualify for the exemption from the South African withholding tax.



Richemont Securities SA Depositary Receipts are issued subject to the terms of the Deposit Agreement entered into on 18 December 1992, most recently amended on 16 December 2010. By holding Depositary Receipts, investors acknowledge that they are bound by the terms of the Deposit Agreement. Copies of the Deposit Agreement may be obtained by investors from Richemont Securities SA or Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd.



Richemont Securities may appoint a depositary agent or other parties to assist in the administration of the depositary receipt programme and may provide to such agents such information as it deems to be appropriate, including information relating to the identity of holders of depository receipts.
06-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Strong trading indicates likely increase in operating and net profit for first half year of between 20% and 40% against the comparative prior period Trading for the four months ended July 2012 showed sales rising 24 % on a reported basis and 13 % on a constant currency basis against the comparative period. On this basis, Richemont's operating profit for the six months ending 30 September 2012 is likely to show an increase of between 20 % and 40 % compared to the first six months of the last financial year. Net profit for the same period may increase by between 20 % and 40 %. Many factors driving these results are uncertain and beyond the Groups control and may therefore lead to actual levels of profit growth for the six month period below or above the ranges indicated. Those uncertain factors include the level of trading during August and September 2012 and the impact of exchange rate movements on the Groups results. Specifically, exchange rate movements may significantly impact net financial income / expense and therefore net profit for the period. The Groups sales for the five months ending 31 August 2012 will be announced on 5 September 2012, at the time of the company's annual general meeting. The Groups results for the six months ending 30 September 2012 will be announced on 9 November 2012.
21-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor- relations/reports.html.
16-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors have recommended a total dividend of CHF0.55 per share from income reserves and no South African secondary tax on company credits has been used. It is anticipated that this dividend will be approved by shareholders of CFR at the annual general meeting to be held on Wednesday 5 September 2012 in Geneva. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35 per cent, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.3575 per share. As South African tax residents are eligible to recover 20 per cent of the 35 per cent withholding tax levied on the CFR dividend, the effective tax rate is 15 per cent. This is equivalent to the South African withholding tax rate and as such depository receipt holders should not be subject to additional South African withholding tax provided that the formalities in respect of the South African tax legislation are met. A ruling to obtain certainty on the formalities and to restrict them as far as possible has been requested from SARS.



The issued share capital of CFR at the declaration date, including treasury shares, comprises the listed 'A' shares of 522 000 000 with a par value of CHF 1.00 each and the unlisted 'B' shares of 522 000 000 with a par value of CHF 0.10 each. Holders of the 'A' and 'B' shares enjoy the same dividend rights, but due to the differing par values of the two classes of shares, 'B' shareholders receive one tenth of the dividend per share paid to the holders of the 'A' shares.



The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss franc to Rand for payment of the dividend will be confirmed in a separate announcement to be released on SENS on Friday 31 August 2012, being the finalisation date. The payment dates for the dividend in respect of the South African CFR DRs are anticipated to be as follows:

* Last date to trade "cum dividend": Friday, 7 Sept 2012

* Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business on Monday, 10 Sept 2012

* CFR DR dividend record date: Friday, 14 Sept 2012

* CFR DR dividend payment date: Friday, 21 Sept 2012.
16-May-2012
(C)
Sales for the year ended 31 March 2012 surged to EUR8.9 billion (2011: EUR6.9 billion). Gross profit increased to EUR5.7 billion (2011: EUR4.4 billion), operating profit rose to EUR2 billion (2011: EUR1.4 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent company grew to EUR1.5 billion (2011: EUR1.1 billion). Furthermore, basic headline earnings per share for the year was EUR2.832cps (2011: EUR1.818cps).



Proposed dividend

The board proposed an ordinary cash dividend of CHF55cps, an increase of CHF10cps compared to last year.



Outlook

Although sales in the month of April were 29 % above the comparative period, or 20 % at constant exchange rates, the group is mindful of the unstable economic environment, particularly in the euro zone. The enduring appeal and the development potential of each of their Maisons lead them to focus their investment on the group's organic growth. Investments are primarily dedicated to the expansion and integration of the Maisons' respective manufacturing facilities, as well as growth in their retail networks. Selective boutique openings will be focused in growth markets and in tourist destinations around the world. Richemont's Maisons remain entrepreneurial and innovative businesses at heart. More than ever, the group is convinced of their resilience and long-term prospects. Richemont therefore looks forward to the future with cautious optimism.
16-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces a programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont 'A' shares through the market over the next two years, representing 1.7 % of the capital and 1.0 % of the voting rights of Richemont. Purchases may be effected through share purchases on SIX Swiss Exchange and the purchase of depository receipts on the Johannesburg market at prevailing market prices or through the exercise of over-the-counter call options. The 'A' shares acquired will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. The 'A' shares to be acquired will be held in treasury to hedge awards to executives under the group's stock option plan. Richemont currently holds 24.3 million 'A' shares, representing 4.2 % of the capital and 2.3 % of the voting rights of the company, in treasury as a consequence of previous buy-back programmes, which have also been linked to the group's stock option plan. In addition, Richemont holds over-the-counter call options to acquire a further 4.2 million 'A' shares, representing 0.7 % of the capital and 0.4 % of the voting rights of the company.
26-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the appointment, by the end of this calendar year, of Mr Stanislas de Quercize as the CEO of Cartier to succeed Mr Bernard Fornas, who reached the age of 65 earlier this month. Mr de Quercize is currently CEO of Van Cleef - Arpels and will continue in that role until he assumes his new position. Mr de Quercize will be succeeded as CEO of Van Cleef - Arpels by Mr Nicolas Bos, currently creative director of Van Cleef - Arpels and CE of Van Cleef - Arpels North America.



Mr Fornas will continue to have a senior management role within the group, working closely with Johann Rupert and Richard Lepeu. He will remain as a member of Richemont's Group Management Committee. In due course, Mr de Quercize will also become a member of the Management Committee.
23-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced changes to the role of Mr Jan Rupert, a member of the board of directors of Richemont. Mr Jan Rupert will relinquish his responsibilities as group manufacturing director with effect from 1 April 2012 in order to devote time to other activities. He will remain an executive director and will stand for re-election to the board at the company's annual general meeting in September 2012.



Since joining the group in 1999, Mr Jan Rupert has held the position of group manufacturing director, with overall responsibility for the group's manufacturing strategy. Following this change, the group's manufacturing strategy will be overseen by Mr Richard Lepeu, the group's deputy chief executive officer.
23-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
On 27 May 2010, Richemont announced a programme envisaging the buy-back of 10 000 000 of its own 'A' bearer shares over a two year period. On 18 May 2011, the board of directors decided to extend the buy-back programme by an additional 5 000 000 'A' bearer shares. The extended buy-back programme thus amounted to 15 000 000 'A' bearer shares.



At a meeting held on 22 March 2012, the board of Richemont considered the progress made to date and the requirements of the executive stock option plan. At that meeting, it was decided that the current programme should be terminated with immediate effect. 12 690 200 'A' bearer shares have been repurchased within the scope of the extended programme up to that time. As a consequence of the board's decision, no further shares will be bought back in terms of the scheme.



The shares acquired are held in treasury to cover the obligations arising from the stock option plan, which benefits certain executives of the Richemont. The repurchased shares will not be cancelled.
29-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2011. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor- relations/reports.html The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 11 November 2011, as well as the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which were posted on the group's website the same day.



Copies of the interim report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them. Copies may be obtained from the company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/index.php?option=com_requestreport
11-Nov-2011
(C)
Sales rose to EUR4.2 billion (September 2010: EUR3.3 billion) and gross profit increased to EUR2.7 billion (September 2010: EUR2.1 billion). Operating profit jumped to EUR1.1 billion (September 2010: EUR760 million). Net attributable profit surged to EUR709 million (September 2010: EUR646 million). In addition, diluted headline earnings per depository receipt grew to ZAR1.2651c (September 2010: ZAR0.9079c).



Outlook

Richemont are pleased to report a solid performance in the first half of this year. Our Maisons were able to benefit from a favourable trading environment to enhance their positions in jewellery, watchmaking and accessories. The rate of increase in net profit was lower than the increase in operating profit primarily due to a one-off gain in the comparable period. Richemont's financial position continues to be strong: the Group`s net cash position is Euro 2.6 billion.



The sales trend of the first six months of the year has continued through to the end of October; sales for the month were 28 % above those of October 2010 at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates, they were 26 % higher, with good momentum in both the retail and wholesale sales channels. For the second half of the financial year, we face both the impact of global economic problems on the luxury goods industry in general, and the demanding comparative figures against which Group sales will be measured. Notwithstanding these challenges and based on the Group's performance for the year to date, operating profit for the full year is expected to be significantly higher than last year. Moreover, the creativity of our Maisons and the responsiveness of our colleagues, our confidence in our business model and the strength of our balance sheet will enable us to continue to invest in our businesses for the long-term, despite the very worrying world economic environment.
07-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of Richemont held on 7 September 2011 in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2011. A dividend of CHF0.450 per share will be paid on the listed "A" bearer shares and a dividend of CHF0.045 per share will be paid on the unlisted "B" registered shares of the company. The dividend in respect of the "A" shares will be payable on 15 September 2011 against presentation of coupon number 14, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 %. The remaining available retained earnings of the company, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year. All other matters on the agenda were approved by the shareholders. During the general meeting, the chairman announced that the board meeting held earlier in the day had approved the recommendations of its nominations committee with regard to the responsibilities of certain non-executive directors with immediate effect. Mr Josua Malherbe has been appointed chairman of the board's audit committee, replacing Mr Yves-Andre Istel. Mr Istel will continue to serve on the audit committee.
07-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held later today in Geneva, Richemont announces that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2011 increased by 29 % at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates, sales increased by 35 %. On a region-by-region basis, sales growth in Europe was robust, reflecting purchases made by local clients as well as travellers. The Asia-Pacific region continues to report very strong sales growth.



This stems from sustained consumer confidence in that region, further boosted by the Maisons` investments in their distribution networks. Sales growth in the Americas was also notable. Sales in Japan increased, despite the aftermath of the natural disasters which struck that country in March. Retail sales enjoyed a higher momentum than wholesale sales thanks to a good performance in the Maisons` boutiques, the expansion of their retail networks, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and strong growth at NET- A-PORTER.



All Maisons enjoyed solid growth, in particular the Jewellery Maisons with their well-established retail networks. Richemont expects its sales and operating profit for the first six months of this year to be significantly higher than the comparative period. Based on the strengthening of the Swiss Franc between March 2011 and today, the Group will incur a significant translation loss on its cash balances. Further, the accounting gain recognised in the comparative period relating to the acquisition of Net-A-Porter of EUR 101 million will not re-occur. Accordingly, Richemont expects attributable profit to be broadly in line with the prior year despite a significantly higher operating profit. Richemont's interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2011 will be released on 11 November 2011.

02-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of directors have recommended a total dividend of CHF0.45 per share. It is anticipated that this dividend will be approved by shareholders of CFR at the annual general meeting to be held on 7 September 2011 in Geneva. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35 per cent, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.2925 per share. Richemont will operate a programme for South African tax residents, who will generally be eligible to recover 20 per cent of the 35 per cent withholding tax levied on the CFR dividend. Full details of the programme will be mailed to holders of CFR DRs on 23 September 2011, at the time of the payment of the dividend. In the past certain CFR DR Holders may have lost their opportunity to reclaim the withholding tax due to incorrect contact information being supplied by their CSDPs to STRATE.

The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss franc to rand for payment of the dividend is ZAR8.86905 : CFR1. Accordingly the net dividend payable per CFR DR is ZAR25.9420 cents, as set out in the table below:

* Gross dividend per CFR DR in ZAR cents: 39.9107

* Withholding tax at 35% in ZAR cents: (13.9687)

* Net dividend in ZAR cents: 25.9420



The anticipated payment dates for the dividend in respect of the South African CFR DRs are as follows:

* Last date to trade "cum dividend"("LDT")" Friday, 9 September 2011

* Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business on Monday, 12 September 2011

* CFR DR dividend record date Friday, 16 September 2011

* CFR DR dividend payment date Friday, 23 September 2011.
24-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/reports.html Regarding the year under review, the annual report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 19 May 2011, as well as the group and company financial statements which were posted on the group's website the same day. Copies of the report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them. Copies may be obtained from the company's registered office or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/index.php?option=com_requestreport.
19-May-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of directors have recommended a total dividend of CHF0.45 per share. It is anticipated that this dividend will be approved by shareholders of Richemont at the annual general meeting to be held on Wednesday 7 September 2011 in Geneva. The dividend payable by Richemont will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35 per cent, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.2925 per share. The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss franc to rand for payment of the dividend will be confirmed in a separate announcement to be released on SENS on Friday 2 September 2011, being the finalisation date. The payment dates for the dividend in respect of the South African Richemont DRs are anticipated to be as follows:

* Last date to trade "cum dividend" on Friday, 9 Sept 2011

* Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business on Monday, 12 Sept 2011

* Richemont DR dividend record date on Friday, 16 Sept 2011

* Richemont DR dividend payment date on Friday, 23 Sept 2011.
19-May-2011
(Official Notice)
On 27 May 2010, Richemont announced a programme envisaging the buy-back of 10 000 000 of its own "A" bearer shares over a two year period, representing 1.74 per cent of the capital and 0.96 per cent of the voting rights of the company. To 18 May 2011, 4 658 509 "A" bearer shares had been repurchased within the scope of this programme, representing 0.81 per cent of the capital and 0.45 per cent of the voting rights of the company. On 18 May 2011, the board of directors of Richemont decided to extend the buy-back programme by an additional 5 000 000 "A" bearer shares. The extended buy-back programme thus amounts to 15 000 000 "A" bearer shares of CFR, representing 2.61 per cent of the capital and 1.44 cent of the voting rights of the company. The shares acquired in the scope of the programme will be held in treasury to cover the obligations arising from the stock option plan, which benefits certain executives of the Richemont group.



The share buy-backs will be implemented by UBS SA (Investment Bank division) under market conditions, either on SIX Swiss Exchange or on JSE (where the shares would be acquired in the form of `depositary receipts`). The repurchased shares will not be cancelled and the buy-back programme will not give rise to the opening of a special trading line. Information relating to the evolution of the extended buy-back programme will be published regularly on the following address: http://www.copa.ch. The buy-back period started on 27 May 2010 and will expire by 25 May 2012. The publication of the results of the buy-back programme will be published one trading day after its termination. Richemont reserves the right to stop to the buy-back programme at anytime and has no obligation to buy Richemont shares in execution of the programme.
19-May-2011
(C)
Sales for the year ended 31 March 2011 increased by 33% to EUR6.9 billion (2010: EUR5.2 billion). Gross profit rose by 38% to EUR4.4 billion (2010: EUR3.2 billion), operating profit soared by 63% to EUR1.4 billion (2010: EUR830 million), and profit attributable to owners of the parent company strengthened to EUR1.1 billion (2010: EUR599 million). Furthermore, earnings per share grew to EUR1.977c (2010: EUR1.083c).



Dividend

The board proposed an ordinary cash dividend of CHF45cps, an increase of CHF10cps compared to last year. This equivalent to CHF4.5c per depositary receipt.



Outlook

Sales in the month of April were 32 % above the comparative period, or 35 % at constant exchange rates. In an environment currently marked by geopolitical unrest and currency instability, Richemont hopes that this positive trend will be confirmed in the coming months. The performance achieved in the year under review, following a major global economic crisis, confirms the appeal of each of the Maisons. The company will continue to invest in their organic growth through higher levels of capital spending in manufacturing capacity and in the further development of the group's own retail network, particularly in growth markets. Richemont's capital investments are therefore likely to range between 6 % and 8 % of sales in the next two years. The group intends to take advantage of the many opportunities to further develop their existing Maisons. Richemont is more than ever encouraged by their growth potential and they believe it to be the best route for creating shareholder value.



Annual general meeting

Richemont announced that their AGM will take place on 7 September 2011.
25-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Ms Ramos has been nominated for election to the board of directors of Richemont at the company's annual general meeting, to be held on 7 September 2011. Her appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at that meeting. Ms Ramos will serve as a non-executive director.
17 Jan 2011 08:02:38
(Official Notice)
Highlights for the 31 December 2010 quarter:

*Total sales in the quarter increased by 23% at constant exchange rates. Excluding the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM and at constant exchange rates, sales rose by 19%

*Growth was broad-based, with the highest rate reported in the Asia-Pacific region

*Retail sales increased by 23% at constant exchange rates and excluding acquisitions

*All business areas reported double-digit sales growth



Review of trading

Sales in Europe were significantly higher than the comparative period, partly due to the impact of the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM. The growth of sales in Asia-Pacific reflects a continuation of the Maisons' expansion in that fast- growing region. The Americas continued to report strong growth, helped by the impact of NET-A-PORTER.COM. Sales in Japan continued to grow at a low rate in yen terms. In terms of sales by distribution channel, the high rate of retail sales growth partly reflected the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM. Excluding that business, retail sales increased in the third quarter by 23% at constant exchange rates.



Demand for the group's products was broad-based, with all business areas reporting double-digit sales growth. This demonstrated the Maisons' strong position in jewellery, fine watchmaking and premium accessories. The very high rate of growth reported in 'Other' reflects the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM The group's net cash position at 31 December 2010 amounted to some EUR 2.2 billion (2009: EUR 1.4 billion). Linked to this position, it is anticipated that the strength of the Swiss franc will result in higher non-cash financial charges for the year.



The group's results for the current financial year will be announced on Thursday, 19 May 2011. The Richemont annual general meeting will be held in Geneva on Wednesday, 7 September 2011.
15 Dec 2010 18:05:26
(Official Notice)
30 Nov 2010 08:05:08
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its interim report and accounts for the six months ended 30 September 2010. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/investor- relations/reports.html. The interim report reflects the information contained in the Richemont results announcement, which was issued on 12 November 2010, as well as the unaudited consolidated financial statements, which were posted on the group's website the same day.



Copies of the report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them. Copies may be obtained from the company's registered office at the address below or by contacting the company via the website at http://www.richemont.com/contact.html
15 Nov 2010 09:14:18
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Compange Financiere Richemont plans to increase its proportion of company-owned stores as demand for its watches, jewellery and fashion goods seems to be improving. Reporting a leap in pre-tax profit of 71% in the six months to September, the world's largest jewellery maker said on Friday that it will continue to invest in corporate stores as it did in the last, tough, year to keep greater control of sales. At the same time it will reduce the number of franchise and third party retailers it works with. "The retail channel continues to be more resilient. We will continue our investment here," Gary Saage, Richemont's chief financial officer, said in a webcast presentation. "We will exercise greater control over wholesale network. We will have (fewer) partners, but want more successful partners," he said.
15 Nov 2010 08:15:11
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced that Maitre Dominique Rochat has been appointed to the audit committee of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. Maitre Rochat was elected to the board of directors in September 2010. He is a partner in the Geneva office of the law firm Lenz - Staehelin and serves on the board as a non-executive director.
12 Nov 2010 09:19:56
(C)
Sales rose to EUR3.3 billion (EUR2.4 billion) and gross profit increased to EUR2.1 billion (EUR1.5 billion). Operating profit almost jumped to EUR760 million (EUR390 million). Net attributable profit surged to EUR646 million (EUR344 million). In addition, diluted headline earnings per depository grew to ZAR090.79c (ZAR71.05c).



Outlook

Richemont's financial position continues to be extremely strong: notwithstanding the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM, the dividend payment and share buy-back transactions, the group's net cash position was unchanged at some EUR1.9 billion. The robust sales momentum that the group has seen for several months has continued through to the end of October; sales for the month were 36% above those of October 2009 at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates and excluding the positive impact of the NET-A-PORTER.COM acquisition, they were 25% higher.



For the second half of the financial year, management expects the high rate of growth in sales seen in the year to date to slow as a consequence of exchange rate movements and the more challenging 2009/2010 comparatives. Richemont's Maisons, with their outstanding creativity and exclusivity, are well placed to benefit from the universal appeal of European luxury goods. Their distribution networks and manufacturing resources will be further developed to meet growing customer demand in both growth and established markets.
20 Oct 2010 16:51:47
(Official Notice)
Maitre J.P. Aeschimann has indicated that he did not wish to stand for re- election as a director of Richemont. He is replaced by Mr Josua Malherbe who was appointed with effect from 20 October 2010.
09 Sep 2010 09:41:04
(Media Comment)
Business Report indicated that Swiss- based luxury group Richemont exceeded analyst's expectations when it reported a 22% increase in sales at constant currency rates for the five months to August, due to an improvement in the general economic climate in the period under review. Richemont's spokesperson Alan Grieve said the sales of its luxury goods, which include Cartier watches and Montblanc pens, were to some extent dependent on consumer confidence, which was affected by the economic environment.
08 Sep 2010 15:07:46
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of Richemont held on 8 September 2010 in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2010. A dividend of CHF0.350 per share will be paid on the listed "A" bearer shares and a dividend of CHF0.035 per share will be paid on the unlisted "B" registered shares of the company. The dividend in respect of the "A" shares will be payable on 16 September 2010 against presentation of coupon number 13, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 per cent. The remaining available retained earnings of the company at 31 March 2010 of CHF1 600 466 093, after payment of the dividend, are to be carried forward to the next business year.



All other matters on the agenda, including the election of the proposed board of directors and revisions to the company's articles of incorporation, were approved by the shareholders. In addition to the members of the board standing for re-election, the shareholders appointed Mr Josua Malherbe, Dr Frederick Mostert, Mr Guillaume Pictet, Me Dominique Rochat and Mr Gary Saage to the board. During the general meeting, the chairman also announced that the board meeting held earlier in the day had approved the recommendations of its nominations committee with regard to the responsibilities of certain directors with immediate effect. Mr Yves-Andre Istel had been appointed deputy chairman of the board; Mr Yves-Andre Istel had been appointed chairman of the board's audit committee; Josua Malherbe had been appointed to the board's audit committee; and Lord Douro had been appointed to the board's compensation committee.
08 Sep 2010 07:50:37
(Official Notice)
Ahead of its annual general meeting to be held on Wednesday, 8 September 2010, in Geneva, Richemont announced that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2010 increased by 37 per cent at actual exchange rates. At constant exchange rates and excluding the impact on sales of the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER.COM in April 2010, sales increased by 22 per cent. The strong growth in sales reflects, in part, the low comparative figures reported in the prior period. Europe, including the Middle East, remains the most important region for the group with sales accounting for 41 per cent of overall sales. At constant exchange rates and excluding new businesses, sales in the European region increased by 15 per cent. The Asia-Pacific region, including China, continued to report strong sales growth. The Americas region also reported strong growth, albeit compared to very weak comparative figures. Sales growth in Japan was largely due to favourable exchange rate effects.



Excluding the acquisition of NET-A-PORTER, retail sales increased by 24 per cent at constant exchange rates, reflecting strong growth in all regions. The group's wholesale business, which suffered in particular during the comparative period due to de-stocking by business partners in some markets, also reported strong growth. The proportion of retail sales has increased from 43 per cent in the comparative period to 47 per cent in the period under review. Richemont's interim results for the six-month period to 30 September 2010 will be released on 12 November 2010.
03 Sep 2010 13:09:04
(Official Notice)
14 Jul 2010 07:49:57
(Official Notice)
Richemont proposed the following changes to the board of directors of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. Mr Guillaume Pictet, a Geneva-based investment manager, and Maitre Dominique Rochat, a partner in the Geneva office of the attorneys Lenz - Staehelin, will be proposed for election to the board at the annual general meeting to be held on 8 September 2010. Both gentlemen will serve as non-executive directors. Maitre Jean-Paul Aeschimann will not be seeking re-election at the annual general meeting. Maitre Aeschimann has served as Richemont's deputy chairman since its formation in 1988.
14 Jul 2010 07:48:10
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the publication of its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2010. The report may be downloaded from the Richemont website at http://www.richemont.com/reports.html. Copies of the report will be mailed to all holders of Richemont shares and South African depositary receipts and to other parties who have requested them.
02 Jun 2010 07:42:27
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced that its acquisition of shares in NET-A PORTER Ltd, as a result of the offer announced on 1 April 2010, has been completed. As a consequence, Richemont will hold an effective economic interest of more than 93 per cent in the issued ordinary capital of NET-A PORTER. NET-A-PORTER Ltd owns NET-A-PORTER.COM, the premier online luxury fashion retailer. NET-A-PORTER will operate as an independent entity alongside Richemont's other luxury goods businesses.
27 May 2010 12:27:17
(Official Notice)
The dividend payable to holders of Richemont Securities' Richemont DRs resident in the South African Common Monetary Area ('SACMA') is derived from the dividend paid by Richemont to holders of Richemont 'A' shares. The Richemont DR dividend payable to SACMA residents is payable in rand. The board of directors have recommended a total dividend of CHF0.35 (CHF35c) per share. It is anticipated that this dividend will be approved by shareholders of Richemont at the annual general meeting to be held on 8 September 2010 in Geneva. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35 per cent, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.2275 per share. As Richemont DR's trade in the ratio of ten DRs to each Richemont 'A' share, the dividend per DR is CHF0.035, and because of the 35% Swiss withholding tax, the net dividend is CHF0.02275 per DR.



The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss francs to rand for payment of the dividend will be confirmed in a separate announcement to be released on SENS on Friday, 3 September 2010, being the finalisation date. The payment dates for the dividend in respect of the South African Richemont DRs are anticipated to be as follows:

*Last date to trade "cum dividend" -- Friday, 10 Sept 2010

*Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business on Monday, 13 Sept 2010

*Richemont DR dividend record date -- Friday, 17 Sept 2010

*Richemont DR dividend payment date -- Monday, 27 Sept 2010
27 May 2010 09:34:46
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces a programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont 'A' shares through the market over the next two years, representing 1.7 per cent of the capital and 1.0 per cent of the voting rights of Richemont Purchases may be effected through share purchases on SIX Swiss Exchange and the purchase of depositary receipts on the Johannesburg market at prevailing market prices or through the exercise of over-the-counter call options. The 'A' shares acquired will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. The 'A' shares to be acquired will be held in treasury to hedge awards to executives under the group's stock option plan.
27 May 2010 08:02:43
(C)
Sales declined by 4% to EUR5.2 billion (EUR5.4 billion). Gross profit dropped by 7% to EUR3.2 billion (EUR3.4 billion) and operating profit decreased by 14% to EUR830 million (EUR968 million). Net attributable profit nearly halved to EUR599 million (EUR1.1 billion). Earnings per share from continuing operations on a diluted basis fell by 18% to EUR1.076c (EUR1.312cps).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of CHF35cps has been declared. This equivalent to CHF3.5c per depositary receipt.



Outlook

Richemont has weathered the economic crisis to date and is in a strong financial position. The businesses reacted quickly and positively to the downturn in demand and have grown market share. They are ready to capitalise on growth opportunities in new markets and to meet demand in established markets once the economic situation improves. Sales in the first quarter of 2010 have continued to follow the trend seen in the pre-Christmas period and sales in the month of April were 24% above the prior year's depressed levels, primarily driven by wholesale sales. Key drivers of the group's future success will be innovation in terms of product, distribution and markets as well as creativity, which have always been hallmarks of the Maisons. There will still be plenty of challenges ahead but Richemont is confident that Richemont's Maisons will surmount them.
01 Apr 2010 08:02:33
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces that it has made an offer to shareholders in NET-A-PORTER Ltd to acquire all of the shares in NET-A-PORTER Ltd. The offer values the equity of NET-A-PORTER at GBP 350 million. Richemont currently holds some 33 per cent of the issued share capital of NET-A-PORTER Limited. Irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer have already been received in respect of shares with over 80 per cent of the voting rights. Richemont will be entitled to acquire the remaining shares from other shareholders in due course if the offer becomes unconditional. The offer is expected to become unconditional on or after 1 April 2010.



The offer has the full support of NET-A-PORTER senior management and Ms Natalie Massenet, founder of NET-A-PORTER, will remain as Executive Chairman of NET-A-PORTER Ltd. Ms Massenet is making an investment in the Richemont subsidiary established to own NET-A-PORTER Ltd. NET-A-PORTER Ltd owns NET-A-PORTER.COM, the premier online luxury fashion retailer. Established in 2000, it features collections from over 300 of the world?s leading designers and offers unrivalled customer service; it ships to over 170 countries worldwide and recently celebrated its millionth order. NET-A-PORTER Ltd's unaudited turnover for the financial year ended 31 January 2010 was approximately GBP 120 million; it employs some 600 staff at its principal operations centres in London and New York. NET-A-PORTER will operate as an independent entity alongside Richmont's other luxury goods businesses.



The transaction is not anticipated to have any material impact on Richemont's net asset position or earnings, excluding the impact of one-off accounting adjustments and amortisation charges, for the financial year ending 31 March 2011.

26 Mar 2010 08:07:12
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the following changes to the board of directors of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. As previously announced, Mr Norbert Platt will give up his role as Chief Executive Officer on 31 March 2010. Mr Platt will remain on the board of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA as a non-executive director. Mr Johann Rupert, currently Executive Chairman, will combine that position with the role of Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 April 2010. Mr Richard Lepeu, currently Group Finance Director, will assume the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Mr Gary Saage will become Chief Financial Officer and Dr Frederick Mostert has been appointed Chief counsel of the group. Both gentlemen will be proposed for election to the board of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA at the Annual General Meeting to be held in September 2010. Mr Josua Malherbe will also be proposed for election to the board at that meeting. Mr Alain Dominique Perrin and Dr Franco Cologni have indicated that they will give up their remaining direct executive roles within the organisation effective as of 31 March 2010. They will continue to serve as non-executive directors of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. Although allocating more time to their non- group interests.
18 Jan 2010 08:08:28
(Official Notice)
Sales during the three months to December were 2 per cent higher than in the same quarter of 2008. At constant exchange rates, sales increased by 7 per cent, with the jewellery and watch Maisons benefitting from improving demand. The improvement in trading is welcome in the context of a generally difficult economic environment, although the figures should be viewed against the weak comparative figures of the same period in 2008. The trend over the quarter showed continued improvement, with growth in December of 12 per cent at constant exchange rates.



The group's results for the current financial year will be announced on Thursday 27 May 2010.



The Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA annual general meeting will be held in Geneva on Wednesday 8 September 2010.
13 Nov 2009 10:33:09
(C)
Revenue decreased by 15% from EUR2 796 million to EUR2 379 million in 2009.Gross profit decreased to EUR1 464 million (2008:EUR1 788 million) and operating profit decreased to EUR390 million (2008:EUR635 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to EUR344 million (EUR862 million). Earnings on a per share basis decreased to EUR0.623cps (EUR0.961cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The decline in sales for the month of October across all regions was 10% at actual rates. The Asia-Pacific region saw sales 11% above the prior year, although this was more than compensated by the Americas, Japan and Europe, which all reported lower figures. Cartier performed well in Asia, with a double-digit growth in sales in the month. Overall, the group's retail sales for the month were 2 % below last year.



These performances were achieved against the less challenging comparative figures reported in October 2008. A cause for concern remains the significant weakening of the dollar and, to a lesser extent, the yen against the euro over recent months. These currency trends will have a negative impact on the group's results for the second half of the year.



The group remained cautious as to the sustainability of the improving economic outlook that the group was seeing and are prepared for a long recovery process. However, the group's Maisons possess the heritage, creative expertise, products and manufacturing resources - linked to the financial backing of Richemont - which will allow them to emerge from this recession stronger than before. Although the group will continue to plan for difficult market conditions, Richemont is well prepared to reap the benefits of improved economic circumstances in the years ahead.
09 Sep 2009 15:07:59
(Official Notice)
At the AGM of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA the held today in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2009.



A dividend of CHF 0.30 per Richemont share will be paid on the 'A' bearer shares of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. The dividend will be payable on 14 September 2009 against presentation of coupon number 12, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 per cent. No dividend will be paid on 'A' bearer shares held in treasury by the group.In respect of the dividend to be paid on Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA Depositary Receipts, the payment dates and amounts were announced on 4 September 2009.



All other matters on the agenda were approved by the shareholders. All the serving members of the board of directors were re-elected.
09 Sep 2009 09:04:54
(Official Notice)
The AGM of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA will be held later today in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland.



At that meeting, shareholders are expected to approve the proposals of the board of directors in terms of the approval of the financial statements and the appropriation of retained earnings. An ordinary dividend of SFr 0.30 per share has been proposed. A further press release will be issued immediately after the meeting to confirm the decision. Given the Richemont restructuring effected in October 2008, the dividend is not comparable to that paid in September last year.
24 Jul 2009 08:07:10
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces the completion of its extended programme to buy back 15.4 million Richemont 'A' shares through the market. A programme to buy back ten million 'A' units was announced on 22 May 2008. The approval for an extension to buy back a further 5.4 million 'A' shares over a two-year period was received on 29 May 2009. The change from units to shares and the extension followed from the group's restructuring of 20 October 2008. The extended programme therefore allowed for the buy-back of up to 15.4 million 'A' shares over the three-year period from May 2008 to May 2011 and represented 2.68% of the capital and 1.48% of the voting rights of Richemont.



Purchases were effected on SIX Swiss Exchange at prevailing market prices and through the exercise of over-the-counter call options. The 'A' shares acquired have not been cancelled and no second trading line was introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. The 'A' shares acquired will be held in treasury to hedge awards to executives under the group's stock option plan. Richemont currently holds in treasury 24.1 million 'A' shares, representing 4.20% of the capital and 2.31% of the voting rights of the company. In addition, Richemont holds over-the-counter call options to acquire a further 13.6 million 'A' shares, representing 2.37% of the capital and 1.30% of the voting rights of the company. All such shares and call options are linked to the group's stock option plan.
13 Jul 2009 15:31:42
(Official Notice)
The dividend payable to holders of Richemont Securities' DRs resident in the South African Common Monetary Area is derived from the dividend paid by Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, Switzerland ("CFR") to holders of Richemont 'A' shares and is payable in rand. The board of CFR decided to recommend the payment of an ordinary dividend of CHF0.30 per 'A' share. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35%, resulting in a net dividend of CHF0.195 per share.



The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of Swiss francs into rand for the payment of the dividends will be announced on SENS on Friday 4 September 2009. The payment dates in respect of the dividend of the South African DRs are as follows:

* Finalisation date -- Friday, 4 Sept 2009

* Last date to trade "cum dividend" -- Friday, 11 Sept 2009

* Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business -- Monday, 14 Sept 2009

* DR dividend record date -- Friday, 18 Sept 2009

* DR dividend payment date -- Friday, 25 Sept 2009

DR Holders may not dematerialise or rematerialise their holding of Richemont DRs between Monday, 14 September 2009 and Friday, 18 September 2009, both days inclusive.
29 May 2009 08:36:48
(Official Notice)
CFR announced the appointment of Ms Martha (Marty) Wikstrom (an existing director) as chief executive officer of the group's fashion and accessories businesses with immediate effect.
14 May 2009 09:30:46
(Official Notice)
Richemont has extended its existing programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont 'A' shares through the market. The extension follows the group restructuring of October 2008 and will lead to the potential purchase of up to an additional 5.4 million 'A' shares in the period to May 2011. The extended programme allows for the buy-back of up to 10 million 'A' shares over the next two years, representing 1.74 per cent of the capital and 0.96 per cent of the voting rights of Richemont.



Purchases may be effected through share purchases on SIX Swiss Exchange and the purchase of depositary receipts on the exchange operated by the JSE Ltd at prevailing market prices or through the exercise of over-the- counter call options. The 'A' shares acquired will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme. No purchases in respect of this extension will be made until the requisite authorisations have been received from the Swiss Takeover Board.
14 May 2009 07:56:19
(C)
The overall 2% sales increase EUR5.4 billion (EUR5.3 billion) reflected 10% growth during the first six months of the year followed by a 5% sales decline during the second six months. Operating profit for the year was EUR982 million (EUR1.1 billion), including one-time charges amounting to EUR79 million. Net profit attributable to shareholders decreased by 31% to EUR1.1 billion (EUR1.6 billion). The decrease in net profit reflects in part the restructuring effected during the year. Profit from continuing operations decreased by 23% to EUR751 million. Earnings per share from continuing operations on a diluted basis fell by 22% to EUR1.337 per share (EUR1.71 per share).



Dividend

The proposed dividend for the year is CHF0.30 per share.



Outlook

Sales in the first month of Richemont's new financial year were 19% lower than April 2008. This significant reduction was not unexpected, given the very strong comparative figure and the state of the world economy today compared to a year ago. There are currently very few encouraging signs in the global economic picture. The US market is very weak and conditions in Japan have been poor for some time. Most European markets are unsettled and trading remains hesitant. The Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East continue to report some positive sales trends.



Given these conditions, Richemont cannot predict when an overall improvement in trading will come about. Compared to the record level of sales reported in the first six months of last year, trading conditions through to September 2009 will be very challenging indeed. Having prepared for the downturn, the company now has the resources available to support the Maisons?, colleagues and clients during the tough times ahead.
06-May-2009
(Permanent)
All financial statements before and including the interim financials dated 30 September 2008 are not comparable to future financial statements. This is due to the unbundling of British American Tobacco plc and Reinet Investments SCA from Richemont during October 2008.
29 Apr 2009 07:54:46
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Richemont is reducing working hours at its main Cartier factory in France in response to the global economic slowdown. Employees will work at 40% for three months, starting in May 2009. Richemont commented that by doing it this way, the company could "retain staff and production flexibility".
31 Mar 2009 10:39:18
(Media Comment)
Business Day noted that Richemont will start a fashion unit led by board member Martha Wikstrom. The aim is prevent any further losses at brands such as Chloe and Dunhill, and create a stronger competitor to Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
19 Jan 2009 09:47:55
(Official Notice)
Sales during the three months to December were 7%lower than in the prior year with underlying sales decreasing by 12% at constant exchange rates. All regions reported lower underlying sales, although positive exchange rate effects resulted in modest growth at actual exchange rates in the Asia-Pacific region and in Japan. The trend worsened over the quarter, with sales in December 12% lower than the prior year at actual exchange rates. The group's sales in the USA were down by 24% in euro terms in December. The sales decrease in the important third quarter of the financial year follows sales growth in the first six months of 10%. Consequently, overall sales for the nine months ended 31 December 2008 increased by 3% at actual exchange rates.



For some years Richemont has expressed its concerns about global financial stability. Richemont feared and cautioned that wrongly priced credit could lead to a global crisis. The full extent to which the financial sector assumed known and, more importantly, unknown and unquantifiable risks is fast becoming apparent. This excess leverage, assumed over many years and at the instigation of many activist shareholders and investment bankers, now has to be unwound with panic measures and unseemly haste.



Thus, since October, the real economy has begun to experience dramatic repercussions from the financial crisis. Demand for luxury goods, as in other sectors of the economy, has fallen dramatically and Richemont is currently facing the toughest market conditions since its formation 20 years ago. Given the current economic climate and the uncertainties, Richemont sees no cause for optimism. The group must assume that there will be no significant recovery in the foreseeable future and plan accordingly to cope with this situation. Fortunately your company has acted conservatively. Richemont has a strong balance sheet and Maisons that have withstood several depressions and wars over the centuries. Management is committed to take the necessary steps to not only see the difficult times through but to emerge stronger.
14 Nov 2008 10:07:13
(C)
Group sales increased by 10% to Euro 2 800 million, reflecting particularly strong growth in the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. At constant exchange rates, sales growth was 16%. Operating profit from the group's luxury goods businesses increased by 14% to EUR639 million. Net profit, including the group's share of the results of British American Tobacco, increased by 5% to EUR864 million. Earnings per unit attributable to unitholders on a diluted basis increased by 6% to EUR1.532. In September 2008 a dividend was paid of EUR0.78 per unit (EUR0.65 per unit, together with a special dividend of EUR0.60 per unit).
30 Oct 2008 14:10:51
(Official Notice)
27-Oct-2008
(Permanent)
Richemont Securities AG was renamed to Compagnie FinanciFre Richemont SA on Monday, 27 October 2008.
20 Oct 2008 17:46:40
(Official Notice)
Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") and Reinet Investments SCA ("Reinet") confirmed that the previously announced detwinning of CFR shares and Richemont SA participation certificates has been effected as at the close of trading today, 20 October 2008.



As a consequence, the de-twinned CFR 'A' shares will begin trading on SWX Europe Ltd with effect from the opening of trading tomorrow, 21 October 2008. South African Depositary Receipts in respect of CFR 'A' shares will be traded on the Johannesburg stock exchange from 09:00 (CET and SAST) on Tuesday, 21 October 2008.



In conjunction with the de-twinning, participation certificates issued by Richemont SA have been converted into ordinary shares and Richemont SA has changed its legal form and name to become Reinet Investments SCA (a partnership limited by shares). It is envisaged that the new shares in Reinet will begin trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange at midday (CET and SAST) tomorrow, 21 October 2008.



Similarly, it is envisaged that South African Depositary Receipts in respect of Reinet ordinary shares will be traded on the Johannesburg stock exchange from midday (CET and SAST) on Tuesday, 21 October 2008.



Following the implementation of the de-twinning, the restructuring process will continue with the distribution of British American Tobacco plc ordinary shares to investors in Reinet on or around 3 November 2008. Further information in respect of the restructuring is available in the Information Memorandum published on 15 August 2008 and the Reinet listing prospectus published on 10 October 2008. Both documents may (subject to certain restrictions) be downloaded from the Richemont website (www.richemont.com) and the Reinet website (www.reinet.com).
15 Oct 2008 17:32:11
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement made by Richemont on 9 October 2008 regarding the restructuring of Richemont and the distribution of ordinary shares in British American Tobacco plc, Richemont would like to inform Unitholders of the timing of the commencement of trading in 'A' ordinary shares issued by Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") and ordinary shares to be issued by Reinet Investments SCA ("Reinet").



The listing of the CFR 'A' shares on SIX Swiss Exchange will take effect and trading of CFR `A` shares (separate from the participation certificates issued by Richemont SA) on SWX Europe Ltd will commence at 9.00 am (Central European Time) on Tuesday 21 October 2008. Trading in depositary receipts in respect of the CFR 'A' shares on the exchange operated by JSE Ltd in South Africa (the "JSE") will also commence at 9.00am.



The delivery of Reinet shares to former Richemont unitholders on the morning of 21 October 2008 involves interaction between several independent clearing and settlement systems and there are various steps involved in the crediting and reconciliation of various accounts. Accordingly, whilst the listing of the Reinet shares on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (and of depositary receipts in respect of the Reinet shares on the JSE) will take effect at 9.00 am (CET and SAST), trading in the Reinet shares (and the Reinet depositary receipts) will commence at 12.00 noon (CET and SAST) on 21 October 2008.



The times and dates set out above in this announcement may be subject to change as a result of events outside Richemont's or Reinet's control which may delay or affect the timing of certain events. Richemont or, where relevant, Reinet will issue a public notice in the event that any change is made to the above times and dates. Copies of the Information Memorandum published on 15 August 2008, the listing prospectus in respect of Reinet and announcements may (subject to certain restrictions) be downloaded from the Richemont website (www.richemont.com).
10 Oct 2008 10:07:08
(Official Notice)
The necessary PC-holder and shareholder approvals having been obtained at meetings held on 8 and 9 October respectively. Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") and Richemont SA ("RSA") will proceed with the restructuring of their businesses to create a focused luxury goods business and a separately-listed investment vehicle, as previously announced. The restructuring will result in the distribution of 90% of Richemont's interest in British American Tobacco plc ("BAT") to its shareholders.
09 Oct 2008 12:18:24
(Official Notice)
On 8 August 2008, Richemont announced details of its planned restructuring. This involves inter alia the separation of Richemont's luxury goods business from its other interests, the distribution to unitholders of 90% of the group's shareholding in British American Tobacco plc and the creation of a separate investment vehicle to be known as Reinet Investments SCA, which will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and which will trade independently from the luxury goods business. At a meeting of shareholder of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") held in Geneva, the restructuring proposals were approved by a large majority. Compagnie Financiere Rupert, the controlling shareholder representing the Rupert family interests, did not vote on the proposals. The shareholder approval complements the approval of Richemont SA ("RSA") participation certificate holders obtained at a meeting of that company held in Luxembourg. The resolutions put to an extraordinary general meeting of Remgro Ltd shareholders were passed on 7 October 2008. All necessary shareholder and participation certificate holder approvals having been obtained, the first phase of the restructuring will be effected on Monday, 20 October 2008. This involves the detwinning of the CFR shares and RSA participation certificates making up the Richemont units, the transfer of the group's luxury goods business to CFR and the creation of a new investment vehicle, Reinet Investments SCA., in Luxembourg. Trading in the de-twinned securities of CFR and Reinet Investments will begin on 21 October 2008 on SWX Europe and the Luxembourg exchange, respectively. Further information in respect of the restructuring proposals and a timetable of the subsequent steps will be provided in a separate announcement.
08 Oct 2008 15:21:32
(Official Notice)
On 8 August 2008, Richemont announced details of its planned restructuring. This involves inter alia the separation of Richemont's luxury goods business from its other interests, the distribution to unitholders of 90% of the group's shareholding in British American Tobacco plc and the creation of a separate investment vehicle to be known as Reinet Investments SCA, which will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and which will trade independently from the luxury goods business.



At a meeting of Richemont SA participation certificate holders held in Luxembourg, the proposals were approved by a large majority. Compagnie Financiere Rupert, which holds approximately 9.1% of the participation capital on behalf of the Rupert family, did not vote on the proposals. The meeting of the shareholders of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") to consider the proposals will be held in Geneva on Thursday, 9 October. Further announcements will be made after that meeting.



If approved by the shareholders of CFR at the next meeting, the first phase of the restructuring will be effected on Monday, 20 October 2008. This involves the de-twinning of the shares and participation certificates making up the Richemont units, the transfer of the group's luxury goods business to CFR and the creation of a new investment vehicle, Reinet Investments SCA, in Luxembourg. Trading in the de-twinned securities of CFR and Reinet Investments SCA will begin on 21 October 2008 on SWX Europe and the Luxembourg exchange, respectively. Further information in respect of the restructuring proposals and a timetable of the subsequent steps will be provided in a separate announcement.
10 Sep 2008 11:57:28
(Official Notice)
At the AGM of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA held in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2008. A dividend of Euro 0.060 per Richemont unit will be paid to unitholders on the share capital of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. The dividend will be payable to holders of `A` and `B` units on 15 September 2008 against presentation of coupon number 10, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35 per cent. The total dividend payable to unitholders will amount to Euro 33 601 043. No dividend will be paid on units held in treasury by the group.
10 Sep 2008 07:51:35
(Official Notice)
The Annual General Meeting of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA will be held later today in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland. At that meeting, shareholders are expected to approve the proposals of the Board of Directors in terms of the approval of the financial statements and the appropriation of retained earnings. An ordinary dividend of Euro 0.06 per Richemont unit has been proposed.



For the quarter ended 30 June, overall sales increased by 13 per cent at actual exchange rates and by 20 per cent at constant exchange rates. For the five month period to end-August, sales have continued to show good growth overall, albeit at a lower rate. Cumulative sales for the five months across all of our business areas grew by 11 per cent at actual rates or 18 per cent at constant exchange rates.
01 Sep 2008 14:57:08
(Official Notice)
On 8 August 2008, Richemont announced details of its planned restructuring. This involves inter alia the separation of Richemont's luxury goods business from its other interests, the distribution to unitholders of 90% of the group's shareholding in British American Tobacco plc and the creation of a separate investment vehicle to be known as Reinet Investments SCA, which will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and which will trade independently from the luxury goods business. The proposals are subject to the approval of Richemont unitholders at separate meetings of shareholders of the Swiss parent company, Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, and of holders of participation certificates issued by Richemont SA, Luxembourg. Luxembourg law requires a quorum of 50% of each class of securities to be present for proposals involving amendments to the statutes of a company to be valid. At a meeting of shareholders and participation certificate holders of Richemont SA held in Luxembourg, the necessary quorum was, as anticipated, not achieved. Accordingly, the meeting was adjourned. As provided for in the timetable for the restructuring, a second meeting of participation certificate holders of Richemont SA will be held on Wednesday, 8 October 2008 in Luxembourg to resolve on the proposals. No quorum requirements apply to that meeting. The meeting of the shareholders of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA to consider the proposals will be held in Geneva on Thursday, 9 October. Further announcements will be made after these meetings.
15 Aug 2008 15:49:42
(Official Notice)
11 Aug 2008 07:31:42
(Official Notice)
Richemont is pleased to announce that the Group has acquired a controlling interest in the well known Geneva watch company, Manufacture Roger Dubuis SA in a private transaction with Mr Carlos Dias, one of the founding shareholders. Manufacture Roger Dubuis SA will continue to manufacture and distribute watches under the 'Roger Dubuis' name and will operate as an autonomous 'maison' within Richemont. Roger Dubuis will benefit from broader integration of its distribution into the Richemont structure as a consequence of the transaction.



The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont's consolidated net assets and is not expected to have any significant impact on the group's overall profitability for the year ending 31 March 2009.
08 Aug 2008 07:30:45
(Official Notice)
Compagnie Financiere Richemont S.A. (CFR) announced that it is proceeding with a restructuring of its businesses to create a focused luxury goods business and a separately-listed investment vehicle. The restructuring will result in the distribution of 90 per cent of Richemont`s interest in British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT) to its shareholders. The restructuring proposals are subject, inter alia, to the approval of the shareholders of CFR and the holders of participation certificates of Richemont S.A., Luxembourg. They are also subject to the approval of shareholders of Remgro Ltd (Remgro), Richemont`s co-shareholder in R-R Holdings S.A., which holds the combined interest of Richemont and Remgro in BAT. Remgro has also announced proposals for the distribution of 90 per cent of its interest in BAT.



A conference call for investors will take place via webcast at 12.00 noon CET on Friday, 8 August 2008 on the group?s website, www.richemont.com. A supplementary slide presentation will also be available on the website prior to the call.
16 Jul 2008 08:20:11
(Official Notice)
In the first three months of the financial year, overall sales grew by 13 per cent at actual exchange rates, reflecting a continuation of the strong demand seen during the preceding twelve months. Underlying sales growth in the three month period was 20 per cent.
15 Jul 2008 08:06:54
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that analysts have predicted that Richemont's sales rose 8.7% to EUR1.38 billion (R16.9 billion) in its first quarter to June. This was because the Chinese market was now Richemont's main market for Piaget watches and Cartier necklaces. Overall, sales were now growing faster in China than in the US.
10 Jul 2008 08:05:21
(Official Notice)
The boards of these companies decided to recommend the payment of an ordinary dividend of EUR0.780 per unit, an increase of 20 per cent over the prior year?s level. The dividend will be paid jointly by Richemont SA, Luxembourg - which will pay EUR0.720 per unit - and Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA - which will pay EUR0.060 per unit. The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of euro into rand for the payment of the dividends will be announced on SENS on Friday 5 September 2008.



The payment dates in respect of the dividend of the South African DRs are as follows:

*Finalisation date Friday, 5 Sept 2008

*Last date to trade "cum dividend" Friday, 12 Sept 2008

*Trading commences "ex-dividend" from the commencement of business on Monday, 15 Sept 2008

*DR dividend record date Friday, 19 Sept 2008

*DR dividend payment date Friday, 26 Sept 2008



DR holders are advised that the text of the preliminary results announcement is available on the Richemont website www.richemont.com. The annual financial statements and proxy voting forms for the annual general meeting will be distributed to holders on Friday 11 July 2008 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 22 May 2008. The electronic version of the annual report will also be available on the Richemont website from Friday 11 July 2008.
13 Jun 2008 09:13:15
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Richemont may target Swiss family-owned watchmakers. A Bank Vontobel analyst said Richemont may seek to add to its existing collection of watch brands.
09 Jun 2008 14:23:17
(Media Comment)
According to Finweek, Richemont's restructuring plans to offload its BAT shares will be a major asset strip. Richemont's BAT holding is worth EUR9.3 billion of total assets at fair value of EUR13.9 billion. In rand terms this is R112 billion of R167 billion, against a market capitalisation of R249 billion.
22 May 2008 09:32:20
(Official Notice)
22 May 2008 09:29:36
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces a programme to buy-back up to 10 million Richemont 'A' units through the market over the coming 2-year period. The 10 million 'A' units represent 1.74% of the capital of the group and 0.96% of the voting rights of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. The 'A' units to be acquired will be held in treasury in connection with awards to executives under the group's stock option plan. Purchases will be effected through both SWX Europe and the Johannesburg market at prevailing market prices, or through the exercise of over-the-counter call options. The 'A' units will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme.



Richemont currently holds 13.1 million 'A' units, representing 2.29% of the capital of the group and 1.26% of the voting rights at the level of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, in treasury as a consequence of previous buy- back programmes, which have also been linked to the group's stock option plan. In addition, Richemont holds over-the-counter call options to acquire a further 8.9 million 'A' units, representing 1.55% of the capital of the group and 0.85% of the voting rights at the level of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA.
22 May 2008 09:14:44
(C)
Sales increased by 10% to EUR5.3 billion (EUR4.8 billion) for the year to 31 March 2008. Good growth seen during the earlier part of the year continued in the fourth quarter. Gross profit rose 11% to EUR3.4 billion (EUR3.1 billion) and operating profit was up 21% to EUR1.1 billion (EUR0.9 billion). Net profit attributable to unitholders increased by 18 % to EUR1.6 billion (EUR1.3 billlion). In addition, diluted earnings per unit grew by 18% to EUR2.76 (EUR2.33).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of EUR78cps (EUR65cps) has been declared for the year under review.



Prospects

The crisis currently affecting the global economy is a cause for concern. Richemont is carefully monitoring the performance of businesses in all markets to establish whether consumer purchasing trends are changing. Over the first 20 years of its existence the board has positioned Richemont well to face the challenges of the global economy. The group has no net debt and a strong balance sheet and has invested its surplus funds prudently. Richemont fully intends to ensure that the luxury goods business will remain financially strong after any possible restructuring. The company will possess adequate resources to finance organic growth or, should appropriate opportunities present themselves, expansion through acquisitions.
23 Apr 2008 07:43:27
(Official Notice)
Richemont announces its unaudited sales for the year ended 31 March 2008 at a total of EUR5 301m. For the year as a whole, all business areas performed well with the group?s specialist watchmakers reporting particularly strong growth. The Asia-Pacific region showed the highest rate of growth and all regions reported underlying growth. The strong growth in sales of luxury products seen during the first nine months continued during the final quarter of the financial year. At constant exchange rates, underlying sales for the year grew by 16%. The underlying growth was offset by the weakness of the dollar and the yen. At actual exchange rates, sales grew by 10% over the year.
13 Jul 2006 11:44:06
(Official Notice)
A total dividend of Euro 1.10 per unit was recommended this year. This comprises the regular dividend of EUR0.60 per unit, an increase of 20% over the prior year, together with a special dividend of EUR0.50 per unit. The regular dividend will be paid jointly by Richemont SA, Luxembourg - which will pay EUR0.55 per unit - and Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA ("CFR") - which will pay EUR0.05 per unit. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35%, resulting in a net dividend of EUR0.0325 per unit. The special dividend will be payable by Richemont SA, Luxembourg. No withholding tax will be deductible in respect of the dividends payable by Richemont SA, Luxembourg. As DRs trade in the ratio of 10 DRs to each Richemont A unit, the entitlement per DR is as follows:

*Net dividend in EUR cents -- 5.825

*Special dividend in EUR cents -- 5.000

*Total in EUR cents -- 10.825

The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of euro into rand for the payment of the dividends will be announced on SENS on Friday 8 September 2006. The payment dates in respect of the dividend in respect of the South African DRs are as follows:

*Finalisation date Friday, 8 Sept 2006

*Last date to trade "cum dividend" Friday, 15 Sept 2006

*DR dividend record date Friday, 22 Sept 2006

*DR dividend payment date Friday, 29 Sept 2006

The audited results for the year ended 31 March 2006 contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 8 June 2006.
08 Jun 2006 09:33:18
(C)
25 Apr 2006 08:17:51
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced unaudited sales for the year ended 31 March 2006 of Euro 4 308 million, an increase of 17% at actual exchange rates compared to the prior year. At constant exchange rates, sales increased by 16%. Jewellery sales rose 15% with writing instruments rising 17%. Particularly strong growth was seen in the group's specialist watchmaking division, which reported growth of 22%. Exchange rates of key currencies, notably the dollar and yen, were relatively stable against the euro for a large part of the year. Sales in Europe represented 42% of total group sales. The overall increase of more than Euro 200 million reflects double-digit growth in all business areas. The specialist watchmakers, in particular, performed very well.
22 Mar 2006 08:55:16
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tercade SA, a holding company controlled by Mr Olivier Goldberg, for the sale of its interest in its subsidiary, Old England SA. The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont's balance sheet, cash flow or results.



Based in Paris, Old England operates a flagship department store on Boulevard des Capucines as well as stores in Lyon and Toulouse. It also has a number of points of sale in Japan. The Old England stores feature the best of English design in terms of clothing and accessories.
02 Mar 2006 08:23:43
(Official Notice)
Marc Lelandais has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of its Lancel subsidiary. Lelandais would take up his new position immediately.
21 Feb 2006 08:29:59
(Official Notice)
Richemont has extended its programme to buy back Richemont `A" units through the market for a further two-year period until Friday, 22 February 2008. On 25 February 2004, the group announced a programme to buy back up to 10 million "A" units over a two-year period to 24 February 2006. To date, only 5 million "A" units have been repurchased under the terms of this programme. The board of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA has therefore decided to extend the programme for a further two years on the same terms. The "A" units to be acquired will be held in treasury in connection with awards to executives under the group's stock option plan. The "A" units will not be cancelled and no second trading line will be introduced as a consequence of the buy-back programme.
09 Feb 2006 08:24:56
(Official Notice)
Richemont announced the retirement of Mr Henry - John Belmont, director of Haute Horlogerie. Mr Belmont has accordingly resigned from his position as a director of Richemont SA, the group's management board. He will continue to act as a consultant to the group on watch movement development.
26 Jan 2006 08:41:47
(Official Notice)
17 Nov 2005 10:38:05
(C)
19 Sep 2005 08:29:06
(Official Notice)
Richemont has announced the retirement of Mr Claude- Daniel Proellochs, Chief Executive of Vacheron Constantin. Mr Proellochs will be succeeded as Chief Executive by Mr Juan-Carlos Torres, currently Deputy Chief Executive of Vacheron Constantin.
15 Sep 2005 12:03:54
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting of Richemont held today in Geneva, the shareholders approved the results for the year, including the proposals of the board of directors for the appropriation of retained earnings at 31 March 2005. A dividend of EUR0.04 per Richemont unit will be paid to unitholders on the share capital of Richemont SA. The dividend will be payable on 19 September 2005 against presentation of coupon number 5, free of charges but subject to Swiss withholding tax at 35%. This represents a total dividend payable of EUR22 968 000. The Swiss franc equivalent of this amount, calculated at the exchange rate prevailing as at the time of the Annual General Meeting, is SFR35 474 076. The remaining available retained earnings of the company at 31 March 2005, after payment of the dividend, will be carried forward. In addition, a dividend of EUR0.96 will be paid by Richemont SA, Luxembourg, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Richemont SA. This consists of an ordinary dividend of EUR0.46 and a special dividend of Euro0.50 per unit and will be payable without deduction of withholding taxes or charges, on 19 September 2005, against presentation of coupon number 4. The total dividend for the year, payable by both entities, will therefore be Euro 1.00, before deduction of withholding tax.



The shareholders of Richemont SA re-elected the serving members of the board of directors and, in addition, appointed Mr Norbert Platt, group chief executive officer, and Ms Martha Wikstrom to the board.

15 Sep 2005 09:51:51
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting, Johann Rupert is expected to, among other topics, mention the following:

`Overall, sales in the five-month period to the end of August showed growth of 16% at actual exchange rates in comparison to the prior year. We have seen good performances in all business areas and across all geographic zones. Our jewellery businesses, Cartier and Van Cleef - Arpels, have reported growth of 13% at actual exchange rates over the five-month period. Both have benefited considerably from new product lines. Sales by the Group`s specialist watchmakers have grown by 23% during the period to end-August. All of the watch businesses have performed well, their new model ranges finding favour in the market. Equally, Montblanc and Montegrappa sales have also increased at double-digit rates, benefiting from new product launches and strong retail growth. In our leather and accessories businesses, Lancel is showing signs of recovery with good sales growth. However, Alfred Dunhill has reported a more modest increase during the period, despite a continuing strong performance in Asia Pacific and increased demand in the United States. We still have work to do with these businesses to bring their performance into line with their peers in the group. Chloe, on the other hand, is performing exceptionally well, driving growth in sales in the `other products` segment. I would add that Richemont`s investment in British American Tobacco is performing very well. BAT`s adjusted earnings per share for the first half of its financial year increased by 23 and Richemont will receive dividends of almost GBP170 million from BAT during the current year.`
05 Aug 2005 09:24:33
(Official Notice)
The dividend payable to holders of Richemont Securities` DRs resident in the South African common monetary area is derived from the dividend paid by Richemont SA, Luxembourg and Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, Switzerland to holders of Richemont `A` units and is payable in rand. The board of directors of these companies have recommended a total dividend of EUR1 per unit this year. This comprises the regular dividend of EUR0.50 per unit, an increase of 25% over the prior year, together with a special dividend, funded from the proceeds of the liquidation of the BAT preference shareholding, of EUR 0.50 per unit. The regular dividend will be paid jointly by Richemont SA, Luxembourg - which will pay EUR0.46 per unit - and Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (`CFR`) - which will pay EUR0.04 per unit. The dividend payable by CFR will be subject to Swiss withholding tax of 35%, resulting in a net dividend of EUR0.26 per unit. The special dividend will be payable by Richemont SA, Luxembourg. No withholding tax will be deductible in respect of the dividends payable by Richemont SA, Luxembourg.



The exchange rate applicable for the conversion of euro into rand for the payment of the dividends will be announced on SENS on Friday 9 September 2005. The payment dates in respect of the dividend in respect of the South African DRs are as follows:

*Finalisation date Friday, 9 Sept 2005

*Last date to trade `cum dividend` (`LDT`) Friday, 16 Sept 2005

*Trading commences `ex-dividend` from the commencement of business on Monday, 19 Sept 2005

*DR dividend record date Friday, 23 Sept 2005

*DR dividend payment date Friday, 30 Sept 2005



With regard to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2005, DRs holders are advised that the annual financial statements and proxy voting forms for the annual general meeting have been distributed to holders today, 5 August 2005 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 9 June 2005.
28 Jun 2005 08:15:30
(Official Notice)
Richmond has announced the appointment of Mr Thomas Lindemann, Group Human Resources Director, to the board of Richemont SA, Luxembourg - the group`s management board. Mr Lindemann joined the group`s Montblanc subsidiary in 1998 as Human Resources Director. He assumed the role of Director of Human Resources for Richemont Northern Europe in 2002 and was appointed Group Human Resources Director for Richemont in April 2005. Aged 42, he is a German national.
09 Jun 2005 14:45:11
(Official Notice)
Simon Critchell, chief executive officer of Alfred Dunhill Ltd, has resigned from the board but will remain with the group until 31 March 2006.
09 Jun 2005 09:57:58
(C)
The recovery in sales seen in the first half of the year continued into the second half year, with sales for the twelve-month period increasing by 10% to EUR3.7bn (EUR3.4bn). Operating profit increased to EUR505m (EUR296m). Net profit rose to EUR985m (EUR320m) due to the share of results of BAT adding to the EUR491m (EUR82m) earned. A dividend of EURc50 (EURc40) and a special dividend of EURc50 was declared for the period.



Prospects

The pattern of steady sales growth seen in the first quarter of calendar 2005 has continued into the months of April and May, when sales for the group overall have increased by 15% at actual exchange rates. The group`s watch businesses, in particular, have continued to show strong levels of growth in the first two months of the current financial year. The Asia-Pacific and Americas regions have been the principal drivers of growth, although Europe has also produced double-digit growth during the period. Notwithstanding the relatively strong Euro, the group is optimistic that, barring unforeseen developments, the year ahead will be a good one for the group. The steps that the group has taken and are still implementing to optimise its operations and improve effectiveness will continue to benefit the Richemont.
07 Jun 2005 11:04:55
(Media Comment)
Richemont may report a 33% rise in profits due to strong earnings from its premium brands. Business Report noted that the group benefited from an increase in wealthy Asians and Americans.
02 Jun 2005 08:22:30
(Official Notice)
Richemont has entered into an agreement with Torreal S.C.R., S.A., for the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hackett Ltd. The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont`s balance sheet, cash flow or results for the year ending 31 March 2006.



The preliminary announcement of Richemont`s results for its financial year ended 31 March 2005 will be released on 9 June 2005.
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