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Accumulated Retail Performance Recorded Growth for the First Half Year With Strong E-commerce Momentum
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 21 October 2019 – The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (“China Dongxiang” or “the Company”, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”, HKEx stock code: 3818) announces the operational data for the second quarter of the three months ended 30 September 2019 (”FY2019/20 Q2”) and the six months ended 30 September 2019 (”FY2019/20 1H”).

For the FY2019/20 Q2, the retail performance of Kappa stores (excluding Kappa kids’ apparel business and Japan business) for the overall platform registered a mid-teens growth on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a high single digit growth and the e-commerce business recorded a mid-to-high-fifties growth. For the FY2019/20 1H, the accumulated retail performance for the overall platform registered a low-teens growth on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a mid-to-high single digit growth and the e-commerce business recorded a low-forties growth.

As for the same-store-sales (“SSS”), for the FY2019/20 Q2, in respect of Kappa stores (excluding Kappa kids’ apparel business and Japan business) which have been in operation since the beginning of the same quarter last year, the SSS for the overall platform registered a mid-to-high single digit increase on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a low single digit decrease while the e-commerce business registered a mid-to-high-fifties growth. For the FY2019/20 1H, the SSS for the overall platform registered a mid-to-low single digit increase on a year-on-year basis, of which the off-line business recorded a mid-to-low single digit decrease while the e-commerce business registered a low-forties growth.

As of FY2019/20 Q2, the number of retail stores of the Group under Kappa brand was 1,176 (excluding Kappa kids’ apparel business and Japan business), representing a net decrease of 33 as compared with that as at 31 March 2019 (”the end of FY2018/19”). The Group will further reduce the number of stores with unsatisfactory performance.

Mr. Zhang Zhiyong, CEO, President and Executive Director of China Dongxiang, said, “The Group’s overall business of Kappa brand continued to recover. Attributed by the Group’s reforms and effective channel strategy, growth momentum of the e-commerce business, outlet channel and certain major retail regions has been established. In the future, in terms of channel, we will continue our reform on direct-franchise, with outlets and shopping malls being the priority. Meanwhile, localisation of nationwide sales team will be continued. As for products, we will improve the management of product life cycle in order to lower the level of inventory. Furthermore, we will introduce more talents for product research and development to further promote the product reforms.”

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