EANS-News: Wolford debt-free after repayment of all loans CNE

Thursday, 04. June 2020 14:15
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Bregenz - On May 28, 2020, the buyer of the company property in Bregenz, the
neighboring Blum Group, transferred the agreed purchase price of approximately
EUR 72 million to the Wolford AG. At the same time Wolford repaid all credit
lines to its financing banks. Simultaneously, the company repaid the shareholder
loan including interests granted by Wolford's main shareholder Fosun Fashion
Investment Holdings (HK) Limited. "This means that our company is now debt-free
and also has sufficient funds available to overcome the current crisis and drive
forward the further development of the company as planned," states Wolford
Executive Board member Andrew Thorndike.

Regarding the consequences of the corona crisis, the Executive Board and
management of the Wolford AG expect noticeably negative consequences for the
development of sales and earnings of the Wolford Group. As already communicated
on March 11, 2020, this will have a corresponding impact on the figures for the
completed fiscal year (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020), which will be presented on
July 23, 2020, as well as on the operating profit (EBIT) for the current fiscal
year. However, the successful sale of the property will be reflected in the
financial statements of Wolford AG for the 2020/21 fiscal year as non-recurring
income in the form of a book profit of approximately EUR 49 million.

Further inquiry note:
Wolford AG
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Tel.: +43 5574 690
investor@wolford.com - company.wolford.com

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issuer:       Wolford Aktiengesellschaft
              Wolfordstrasse 1
              A-6900 Bregenz
phone:        +43(0) 5574 690-1258
FAX:          +43(0) 5574 690-1410
mail:         investor@wolford.com
WWW:          http://company.wolford.com
ISIN:         AT0000834007
indexes:      ATX GP
stockmarkets: New York, Frankfurt, Wien
language:     English

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