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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Wednesday 08 July, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Interim Management Statement

RNS Number : 2374V
Booker Group PLC
08 July 2009

8 July 2009

Booker Group plc ('Booker' or the 'Group')

Annual General Meeting & Interim Management Statement

For the 12 Weeks since 27 March 2009

Booker is holding its Annual General Meeting at 11am today. At the meeting, Chief Executive, Charles Wilson will read out the following Interim Management Statement:-

'Total sales in the 12 weeks to 19 June 2009, were up 7.8% on the same period last year (7.8% on a like-for-like basis). Non-tobacco sales were up 10.4% (10.4% on a like-for-like basis) while tobacco sales grew by 3.9% (3.9% on a like-for-like basis).  Profits and net debt remain in line with management expectations.

On 1 July 2009 Booker moved from AIM to the Official List.

Charles Wilson, Chief Executive, said:

'Booker continues to make progress in a challenging market.  We are helping 414,000 independent businesses compete by improving choice, having competitive prices and enhancing service. We look forward to continuing to help independent caterers and retailers prosper in a difficult economic environment.' '

For more information please contact:

Tulchan Communications (PR Adviser to Booker Group plc) 

020 7353 4200 

Susanna Voyle 

Lucy Legh

Investec Bank plc

020 7597 5970 

Keith Anderson 

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