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Thursday 17 January, 2002

QS Group PLC

Trading Update

QS Group PLC
17 January 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           17 January 2002

                                  QS GROUP PLC

                           JANUARY 2002 TRADING UPDATE

QS Group plc, the value for money family clothing retailer, announces that
like for like sales for the 7 weeks to 12 January 2002 show an increase of

Like for like sales in November, December and early January have been
positive. For the 24 weeks to 12 January 2002, like for like sales show a
decrease of 2.0%. This shows an improvement in the second half trend reported
on 15 November 2001, when like for like sales for the first 15 weeks of the
second half showed a decline of 5.15%.

The Company continues to be in discussions, which may or may not lead to an
offer being made for the Company.

The Company will be announcing preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 26
January 2002 on 27 March 2002.

Tony Dignum
17 January 2002

Contacts:  Richard Oldworth   Buchanan Communications        020 7466 5000
           Neil Wanstall
           Eric Holes         QS Group plc                   01273 874444