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Hitt og þetta 10. júlí 2007

Further rise in turnover and rental income

Marked rise in Jelmoli mid-year turnover per comparable sales floor area Jelmoli Zurich turnover (including Specialty Businesses) for the first half-year 2007 was 3.3% higher than in 2006 per comparable sales floor area. At the end of April 2006 the remaining Gourmet Factory floor areas were transferred to speciality businesses. After these adjustments, about half the overall rental income at Jelmoli Zurich is now attributable to external shops. With new openings balancing closures of unprofitable stores (one each), the situation with Molino and Beach Mountain remains unchanged from last year. Self-operated floor areas were again reduced overall compared with prior year, so that the absolute increase in turnover was lower at + 0.7%. Turnover of the Jelmoli Zurich shopping gallery as a whole (including external tenants) is markedly higher than in 2006 (+ 4.6%). Domestic Appliance / Multimedia business continues to do well, with a 9.6 percent turnover rise also attributable to the Eschenmoser and netto24 acquisitions during the first half of 2007 (+ 0.8% adjusted for sales floor area). Since this segment has meanwhile been sold to Coop, it will no longer be reported in detail but summarized under "discontinued business". Significantly higher rental income Additional rental income from the five newly acquired Eschenmoser properties and from new openings in Lutry and on Sihlstrasse Zurich brought a significant increase of + 7.7 percent compared with prior year. Also after adjustment for sales floor area, rental income rose significantly (+ 4.9%) due to vacant floor space utilization in Geneva and higher minimum rental agreements for various properties. Operating income expected to rise further All Jelmoli Group business units made a good start to 2007. The optimized cost basis continues to have a positive effect on operating income and net profit this year. Contact persons Media: Daniel Gfeller, Secretary General Tel. +41 (0)44 220 42 29 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Analysts: Gustav Stenbolt, President of the Executive Committee Tel. +41 (0)44 220 46 34 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Roland Walder, CFO Tel. +41 (0)44 220 44 26 Fax +41 (0)44 220 40 10 Internet: www.jelmoliholding.ch / www.huginonline.ch/JEL WAP-mobile: wap.huginonline.com (Press releases Jelmoli) E-mail: info@jelmoliholding.ch Turnover / rental income details per mid-year 2007 Key figures 2007 2006 Change from prior year (million CHF) nonadjusted comparable Turnover Jelmoli Zurich 111.7 110.9 + 0.7 % + 3.3 % 1) (incl. specialty businesses) Dipl. Ing. Fust / netto24 420.1 383.4 + 9.6 % + 0.8 % 2) (discontinued) Rental income (total including own rentals) Jelmoli Group 73.2 68.0 + 7.7 % + 4.9 % 3) 1) Remaining Gourmet Factory sales floor areas transferred to external tenants; Molino and Beach Mountain closures and new openings (one each) 2) Store openings/closures in 2005/2006; Fust acquisition of four Eschenmoser stores per 1.6.2006; acquisition of netto24 by Jelmoli Holding Ltd per end of July 2006 3) Acquisition of former Eschenmoser stores per 1.6.2006; openings in Lutry during second half of 2006 and on Silhstrasse Zurich in 2nd quarter 2007 --- End of Message --- Jelmoli -----------------------------------------<Br><b>Jelmoli über WAP:<Br> wap.huginonline.com</b><Br>----------------------------------------- <Br>St. Annagasse 18 Zürich WKN: 851225; ISIN: CH0000668464; Index: SMCI, SPI, SPIEX; Listed: Main Market in SWX Swiss Exchange;