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Wednesday 06 July, 2011

Booker Group PLC

Interim Management Statement

RNS Number : 8175J
Booker Group PLC
06 July 2011


For Immediate Release

6 July 2011




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

Annual General Meeting and Quarter One Interim Management Statement

For the 12 weeks to 17 June 2011



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 17 June 2011 rose by 9.5% on the same period last year (7.4% on a like-for-like basis).  Non-tobacco sales rose by 9.1% (5.7% on a like-for-like basis) while tobacco sales grew by 10.1% (10.1% on a like-for-like basis).  The first 12 weeks included the impact of Easter phasing, an extra bank holiday, favourable weather and a large increase in tobacco duty.  After a good start we anticipate that Booker is on course to meet expectations for the year ending 30 March 2012."


Charles Wilson, Chief Executive said:

"Booker continues to make good progress with like-for-like non-tobacco sales up 5.7% in quarter one.  We are helping 459,000 independent businesses compete by improving choice, having competitive prices and enhancing service in this challenging economic environment."



Note:  Sales are stated net of value added tax





For further information contact:

Tulchan Communications (PR Adviser to Booker Group plc)

020 7353 4200

Susanna Voyle

Lucy Legh


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