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N Brown appoints Michael Ross as director 16 January 2018

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N Brown has appointed Michael Ross as Non-Executive Director. The appointment takes effect from Jan 16, 2018.

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY MICHAEL ROSS, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michael Ross is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of DynamicAction which is a leader in big data analytics and AI for retail. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Sainsbury's Bank, and sits on the commercial development board at the Turing Institute. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of figleaves.com, and started his career at McKinsey consulting in the early days of the internet.

SECTION 2 N BROWN GROUP PLC PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:BWNG):

+ N Brown Group PLC is placed 276/1,380 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of the United Kingdom stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 80.

2.1 MCap History:

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has decreased by GBX235 million from GBX1.1 billion to GBX824.8 million. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there have been declines in MCap in 3 out of 5 years.

PriceMCap (GBP M)MCap (US$ M)
LastGBX291.0824.81,133
1 Year agoGBX205.22594.6726.3
2 Years agoGBX259.74811.71,182.5
3 Years agoGBX337.201,0981,669
4 Years agoGBX469.401,587.22,618.9
5 Years agoGBX303.231,059.71,706.2

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 3 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 1 of the last 3 years. An investment in BWNG a year ago would have produced a return of 48.4%

BWNGCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jan 16GBX289.60GBX14.2341.5748.4
1 Year agoGBX204.74GBX14.23(23.1)5.3-17.7
2 Years agoGBX266.09GBX14.23(22.8)4.1-18.6

Close 3 years ago GBX344.51.

2.3 Present Value of GBX1000 invested in the past

The present value of GBX1000 invested a year ago is GBX1,489

PV10001-week1-month1-year
BWNG.L1,0281,1701,489
FTSE 100 Index1,0091,0221,059

2.4 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 41.5% for N Brown outperformed the change of 6.0% in the FTSE 100 Index for a relative price change of 35.4%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
BWNG11.4-6.841.5
General retailers sector6.51.76.0
FTSE 100 Index3.93.46.0

SECTION 3 N BROWN GROUP PLC FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (United Kingdom:BWNG):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Operating Margin deteriorated from 9.3% in 2016 to 7.2% in 2017 and Return on Equity deteriorated from 11.5% in 2016 to 9.3% in 2017.

BWNGRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20173.9-18.57.29.3
20163.2-9.311.5

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged -77.8% for Total Revenue and -82.0% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual (GBP M)Annual ($US M)3-year Avg (GBP M)3-year Avg ($US M)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue900.91,103.4869.41,064.9-77.8
EBITDA65.38084.9103.9-19.3
Operating Profit65.38077.294.6-14.3

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 3-year average is 6.2% and Return on Equity 3-year average is 11.5%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
EBITDA Margin7.29.8
Operating Profit Margin7.28.9
Net Profit Margin4.96.2
Return on Equity9.311.5
Return on Assets4.65.9
Return on Capital Employed7.79.7

3.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In United Kingdom Market
Turnover in QuarterGBP81.3 million (US$111.7 million)In Top Quartile
Price Change %1.3In Top Quartile
Price/MAP501.04In Top Quartile
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)35.9In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 N BROWN GROUP PLC MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (United Kingdom:BWNG):

4.1 Market Position

N Brown Group PLC (L:BWNG), the United Kingdom's 12th largest General Retailer company by market cap, soared GBX85.78 (or 41.8%) in the trailing 12 months to January 15, 2018 to close at GBX291.0. This means the stock has outperformed 80% of the United Kingdom-listed stocks in the same period. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 5.9% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 35.9%. Average daily volume of 565,600 shares in the trailing year was 0.8 times average daily volume in the previous year.

4.2 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,410 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)1.1B8,308Top
Total Assets (US$)1.3B8,496Top
Revenue (US$)1.2B5,891Top
Net Profit (US$)60M6,856Top
Return on Equity %9.314,394Second
Net Profit Margin %4.918,124Second
Price to Book2.421,051Second
Price Earnings18.310,030Top
Yield %5.04,410Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,6917,451Top
US$* Change (1Year) %57.18,077Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)1739,506Bottom

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.22

Jan 15, 2018: GBP 1 equals USD 1.3737

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF N BROWN GROUP PLC

Angela Spindler, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Andrew Higginson, Non-Executive Chairman

Craig Lovelace, Chief Financial Officer

Ron McMillan, Director & Non-Executive Director

Fiona Laird, Director & Non-Executive Director

Lord Alliance of Manchester, Director & Non-Executive Director

Lesley Jones, Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Moross, Independent Non-Executive Director

Ivan Fallon, Non-Executive Director

Gill Barr, Non-Executive Director

Michael Ross, Non-Executive Director

Theresa Casey, Company Secretary

SECTION 6 N BROWN GROUP PLC ACTIVITIES

N Brown Group plc operates as a direct home shopping retailing and financial services company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It offers clothing, footwear, household, and electrical goods for younger, midlife, older age customers. The company also provides financial products, such as creditor insurance, loans, life and general insurances, and warranty cover to its home shopping customers. It markets its products through bi-annual catalogues supplemented by monthly brochures and media advertising, as well as online. The company was founded in 1859 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

16 January 2018

N Brown appoints Gill Barr as director

N Brown has appointed Gill Barr as Non-Executive Director. The appointment takes effect from Jan 16, 2018.

7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

06 October 2017

Richard Moross starts second year as N Brown Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Moross was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of N Brown (L:BWNG) one year ago on October 06, 2016. The shares were up from GBX190.0 to GBX353.5 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 96.3%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP1,963, a gain of GBP860 and dividend reinvested of GBP103.

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