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Press release from CNW Group

Reitmans (Canada) Limited Reports December Sales

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Reitmans (Canada) Limited Reports December Sales17:05 EST Wednesday, January 04, 2012MONTREAL, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Sales in December for the five weeks ended December 31, 2011 decreased 0.1% while same store sales decreased 0.4%.Sales for the fourth quarter to date, being the nine weeks ended December 31, 2011, decreased 0.9% while same store sales decreased 1.1%.The number of stores remained unchanged from October 29, 2011.  Accordingly, at December 31, 2011, there were 975 stores in operation, consisting of 366 Reitmans, 158 Smart Set, 68 RW & CO., 77 Thyme Maternity, 25 Cassis, 158 Penningtons and 123 Addition Elle, as compared with 981 stores last year.All of the statements contained herein, other than statements of fact that are independently verifiable at the date hereof, are forward-looking statements. Such statements, based as they are on the current expectations of management, inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Such risks include but are not limited to: the impact of general economic conditions, general conditions in the retail industry, seasonality, weather and other risks included in public filings of the Company. Consequently, actual future results may differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements included herein. These statements speak only as of the date made and the Company is under no obligation and disavows any intention to update or revise such statements as a result of any event, circumstances or otherwise, except to the extent required under applicable securities law.For further information: Jeremy H. Reitman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (514) 385-2630 Corporate Website: www.reitmans.ca