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Warm and cosy Christmas at home with B&Q
Enjoy the meaning of Christmas with B&Q’s sparkling Christmas Collection Hong Kong, November 22 2007 – Count down to Christmas Day on an advent calendar. Come home every December night to a dew drop wreath on your door. Light a starry silver candle and fill your home with festive cheer and peace as B&Q, the leading home improvement retailer across Asia & Europe, helps you rediscover the meaning in Christmas with its beautiful Christmas Collection, on sale from now to 27 December, while stocks last. “This is B&Q’s first Christmas in Hong Kong and we want to help everyone put back the meaning in Christmas, which is about sharing warmth, comfort and peace with loved ones,” said Oliver Leung, General Store Manager of B&Q Hong Kong. “With B&Q’s vast selection of Christmas lights, decorations, and home accessories, we hope people in Hong Kong can rejuvenate the peaceful Christmas spirit inside their homes, whatever the festive frenzy outside.” Christmas Trees Christmas is a season of tradition. Inspire the rest of your home with an authentic Christmas tree. Travelling all the way from Europe, B&Q’s 5 ft or 6.5 ft Nordmann Fir will breathe life and calm into homes. For a winter wonderland, unwrap a snow-white Fibre Optic Christmas tree from the selection of over 15 types of artificial trees, ranging from miniature to 7 ft.With such a variety of shapes and equipped with different effects, there will be a tree to suit every home, whatever your style and space. Christmas Decorations Share a colourful evening with family decorating with B&Q’s range of baubles, from classic shiny jewel shades in red, emerald green, soft silver, or glittering gold, to the unique black and white lacquered baubles, patterned with snowflakes and traditional cross prints, reminiscent of Christmas tales. Harmonise with hanging crystal decorations, earthy tones of natural pine cones and heart-shaped garlands in moss, caramel and deep burgundy. Christmas Candles and Lightings Christmas is a season of light. Prepare your homes for a tranquil Christmas night by lighting candles in Christmas-themed candle holders. For a more luminescent effect, B&Q dazzles homes this year with a selection of LED, worm, cluster or rope lights, to create different effects and set your homes in different moods. Choose from strings of clear glow, starry blue and white, or rainbow fairy lights and use your imagination. Ever wondered how to bring Hong Kong harbour’s famous Christmas lights to your window? B&Q launches its own special indoor and outdoor fixed-shape lighting range. Now you can light up your office, home or even shop front professionally with glowing reindeers, shooting stars, angels, and twin bells.

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Christmas Presents Christmas is a season of giving. Show your care for those you love with festive gifts and, fill up Christmas stockings decorated with symbolic characters to give the kids a surprise this season. Or think about what would make your friends’ lives and homes more comfortable. B&Q offers you practical ideas from a range of over 30,000 home products and building materials, including electrical appliances such as rice cookers and toasters. “We hope B&Q’s Christmas Collection will inspire everyone to rethink the Christmas spirit and start decorating from home,” said Oliver. “The variety is dazzling this year. Whatever your Christmas style, B&Q has something for everyone.”
About B&Q B&Q is a well-known premier brand in the UK, Europe and Asia where it is the number one home improvement retailer with more than 400 decoration and building-material stores. Established in 1969 in Southampton, England, B&Q is a subsidiary of the UK-based Kingfisher Group, one of the top 500 global enterprises. It is the largest international decoration and building-material retail group in Europe and Asia as well as being the third largest in the world. B&Q employs more than 38,000 people in UK and Europe, 24% of whom are over 50 years of age, and 15,000 people in Asia. B&Q has over 400 stores in six markets in Europe and Asia including UK, Ireland, Turkey, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. B&Q is committed to preserving the environment and its products are environmentally friendly. The company is also working closely with Non-Governmental Organisations to ensure the operations, products and services provided by B&Q are friendly to the environment. In all the locations where B&Q operates, the company plays a strong role in supporting the local community. The company has a policy of recruiting a diverse workforce and providing a range of employment and training opportunities for both young people starting a career in retail and older people who want to return to work or change direction from earlier jobs. Located at the 3rd and 4th floors of the MegaBox in Kowloon Bay, B&Q Hong Kong opens daily from 10am to 10pm. Customer hotline: 3651 1000 Website: About Kingfisher B&Q’s parent company Kingfisher plc is Europe’s leading home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with over 660 stores in 11 countries in Europe and Asia. Kingfisher’s main retail brands include B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix Direct. Kingfisher also has a 21% interest in, and strategic alliance with, Hornbach, Germany’s leading DIY warehouse retailer, with over 120 stores in Germany and neighbouring countries, including Austria, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden and the Czech Republic. ENDS -

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Photo captions: 1 . Mr. Oliver Leung, General Store Manager of B&Q Hong Kong, kicked off the

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Christmas promotion at B&Q Ms. Ida Ma, Senior Manager, Range & Merchandising of B&Q Hong Kong introduced B&Q’s beautiful Christmas Collection Mr. Simon Yip, Interior Designer at The Decoration Centre of B&Q Hong Kong shared tips of Christmas decoration at home Oliver(right), Ida(middle) and Simon(left) in front of B&Q’s beautiful Christmas collection B&Q’s beautiful Christmas Collection is on sale from now to 27 December, while stocks last.

6. B&Q Stocking-shaped Light 7. B&Q Gift-shaped Light 8. B&Q Comet-shaped Light 9. B&Q Snowflake-shaped Light 10. B&Q Double Snowflake-shaped Light 11. Authentic Christmas Trees 12. B&Q Mulberry Fibre Optic Christmas Tree 13. B&Q Fibre Optic Christmas Tree 14. B&Q Pre-Lit Musical Christmas Tree 15. B&Q Pre-lit Dew Drop Christmas Tree 16. B&Q Pre-lit Dew Drop Christmas Wreath 17. B&Q Glitter Tipped Wire Tree Topper 18. B&Q Polyresin Heart Garland 19. B&Q Black & White Bauble 20. B&Q Special Black & White Pattern Lacquered Bauble 21. B&Q Bear Stocking 22. B&Q Three-Wisemen Stocking 23. B&Q Wooden Horse Stocking 24. B&Q Black, White & Orange Heart Advent Garland Calendar 25. B&Q Red & White Felt Heart Advent calendar

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Issued on behalf of B&Q Asia Limited by Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd. For inquiries, please contact: Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd Jerome Tam / Emily Leung Tel: 2894 6249 / 6292 Fax: 2576 3551 E-mail: / B&Q Hong Kong Kali Cheung Tel : 3651 1299 Fax: 3651 1001 E-mail:

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