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Shoe Zone PLC

12 July 2023

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Shoe Zone plc

("Shoe Zone" or the "Company")

Trading Update

Shoe Zone is pleased to announce that since its last Trading Update on 9 June 2023, the Company has achieved an exceptional month of sales. Trading has significantly exceeded management expectations due to continued strong demand with volumes up double digit on last year, despite no price increases on our core ranges.

Alongside exceptional trading, the Company has also experienced margin improvements due to the lower container rates and favourable foreign exchange rates with management expecting these improved margins to continue for the rest of the financial year.

As a result, the Company now expects adjusted (1) profit before tax for the financial year ending 2 October 2023 to be not less than GBP13.5m.

(1) Adjusted to exclude the profit on the sale of freehold property and foreign exchange revaluations.

For further information please call:

Shoe Zone PLC Tel: +44 (0) 116 222 3000

Anthony Smith (Chief Executive)

Terry Boot (Finance Director)

Zeus (Nominated Adviser and Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 203 829 5000

David Foreman, James Hornigold, Ed Beddows (Investment Banking)

Dominic King (Corporate Broking)

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