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Samsonite says first-quarter net sales up 15.6 percent

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Samsonite International <1910.HK> said on Monday its net sales increased 15.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from a year earlier, with the North American market seeing the biggest rise.

The Luxembourg-based but Hong Kong-listed luggage maker said its net sales for the three months that ended March 31, 2013 rose by $62.8 million to $466.5 million from a year earlier.

Net sales jumped 28.4 percent in North America, 16.6 percent in Asia, 5.3 percent in Europe and 7.6 percent in Latin America. For full statement, http://www.hkexnews.hk/listedco/listconews/sehk/2013/0422/LTN20130422019...

(Reporting by Clement Tan; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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