Richemont Sells Lancel
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA
Depositary Receipts issued by Richemont Securities SA
("Richemont Securities" or "Richemont")
(Incorporated in Switzerland)
Share code: CFR
Depositary Receipt Code: CFR
4 JUNE 2018
RICHEMONT SELLS LANCEL
Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces that it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lancel, a French luxury leather goods company, on 2 June 2018 to Piquadro S.p.A., an Italian leather goods group listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. The transaction will have no material impact on Richemont's balance sheet, cash flow or results for the year ending 31 March 2019.
The Group's annual general meeting will be held on Monday 10 September 2018 in Geneva.
Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international 'Maisons' which are recognised for their distinctive heritage, craftsmanship and creativity. The Group operates in three segments: Jewellery Maisons, being Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and Giampiero Bodino; Specialist Watchmakers, being A. Lange and Söhne, Baume and Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin; and Other, including Alfred Dunhill, Azzedine Alaïa, Chloé, Montblanc and Peter Millar as well as watch component manufacturing activities.
In addition, Richemont's voluntary public tender offer for all ordinary shares of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A. is expected to complete in June 2018.
For the financial year ended 31 March 2018, Richemont reported sales of Euro 10 979 million, operating profit of Euro 1 844 million and profit for the year of Euro 1 221 million.
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 Depository Receipts are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont's secondary listing.
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