Christmas Trading Statement

Majestic Wine PLC

Like for like UK sales for Majestic were up 11.7% for the nine weeks of Christmas trading from 3 November 2009 to 4 January 2010.

Steve Lewis, Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted with the growth in sales over the Christmas period.  We are encouraged by our customers’ response to the reduction in our minimum purchase to six bottles. Transaction volumes are up and we have seen a substantial increase in the number of customers trying Majestic for the first time.”

For further information, please contact:

Majestic Wine PLC
Steve Lewis
Nigel Alldritt  (Analysts)
Tel: 01923 298200
Buchanan Communications
Tim Thompson /Miranda Higham
Tel: 020 7466 5000

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