BRIEF-Stockmann to end Zara franchising in Finland

HELSINKI Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:04am EST

HELSINKI Jan 30 (Reuters) - Stockmann Oyj Abp : * To end Zara franchising in Finland * Stockmann Oyj Abp and Inditex, s.a., the owner of the Zara store

concept, have agreed to end the franchising co-operation in Finland as of 1

March * Says the divestment does not have a substantial effect on the Stockmann

group's revenue or earnings (Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom)