Notice to the Market

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (“CBD”) informs its shareholders and the market the release of a press note about the sales performance on mother’s Day and May 2013.

Via Varejo, home appliances, electronics and furniture operation from Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA), celebrates its sales at Mother’s Day. Same-store sales (which comprises stores opened more than one year ago) related to the event grew 12% in the stores (Casas Bahia and Pontofrio), contributing to 8.7% growth posted in May year-over-year.

Other GPA businesses also posted good sales growth in May. At Assaí, cash-and-carry, revenues went up 39%, with good results from recently-opened stores – was 5 new stores in 1Q13. Same-store sales increased 17%. Company believes the segment’s growth potential is high and expects to triplicate sales within 5 years. In Food Retail (all Extra formats and Pão de Açúcar), gross sales growth was 10.9% in May.

To access the entire Notice to the Market in PDF format, click here.