A SOURCE OF INFORMATION TO QUICKLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MARKA, ITS BUSINESS FOCUS AS WELL AS CUSTOMER RELATED QUERIES

Business Strategy

1. What is Marka?

Founded in 2014, Marka PJSC is the first retail operating company to be listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). We are passionate about retail and we are experts in operating fashion, hospitality and sports brands via partnerships with global brands and concepts we develop ourselves.

2. Why was Marka established?

Marka was established in 2014 with the aim of building and developing a leading retail operating company in the Middle East, specifically focusing on three sectors: hospitality, fashion and sports retail via partnerships with globally-recognized brands as well as incubating and developing ‘home grown’ brands.

3. Why is the company listed on the DFM and not a private entity?

Our founders believe that the best way to build a retail operating business is to be listed on a globally-recognized exchange such as the Dubai Financial Market. As a listed-company we are better-positioned to attract globally-recognized brand partners and build the company from a strong base of working capital.

4. Under what symbol is Marka listed on the DFM?

Marka is listed under “MARKA”.

5. Why did Marka choose Dubai for its operations?

Marka chose Dubai as the location for its initial operations because of the highly-evolved and sophisticated nature of the retail sector in the UAE. Our subsequent plans are to expand our brands’ footprints in the wider GCC region including Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

6. Why is Marka focusing on fashion, sports and hospitality?

The core focus of Marka is to capitalize on the increasing growth seen in the fashion retail and food & beverage sectors across the GCC – sectors which are supported by strong market fundamentals. Marka’s founders and leadership team believe that a strategic focus on fashion retail and hospitality is the best opportunity to grow shareholder value and build a diversified portfolio of international and home-grown brands.

7. Does Marka plan to focus on any other retail segments?

As part of Marka’s business strategy, the company will be focusing only on fashion and sports retail.

8. Why do brands partner with Marka?

Marka partners with globally-recognized and exciting brands that are eager to enter the Middle East retail marketplace. Our brand partners chose us because of our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We only partner with brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible.

9. What ‘home grown’ brands does Marka have?

As of March 2015, Marka has developed home grown brands including “UEFA Champions League Experience” in association with UEFA Champions League, Harper’s Bazaar Café in association with Hearst International, Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck with Chef Heinz Beck.

Leadership

10. Who are the founders of Marka?

Marka was founded by a small group of strategic investors with the support of 151 ‘founding shareholders’. The list of ‘founding shareholders’ can be found in Marka’s Initial Prospectus document.

11. Who are the board of directors?

Marka has a Board of Directors that is committed to generating long-term value for our shareholders, and is made up of:

  • Khalid Jasem Bin Kalban- Chairman
  • HE Jamal Al Hai- Vice Chairman
  • HE Khaled Mohammed Alkamda- Board Director
  • Hamad Al Shamsi- Board Director
  • Adel Zarouni- Board Director
  • Naser Al Nabulsi- Board Director
  • Khaled Almheiri- Board Director
  • Mohammed Saif Darwish Ahmed Al Ketbi- Board Director
  • Abdulla Hamad Al Awani- Board Director

Operations

12. Where are Marka’s offices?

Marka is headquartered in Dubai, UAE.

13. How many employees does Marka currently have?

Since being launched in June 2014, Marka’s operational base has grown to approximately over 1000 employees.

14. Does Marka have offices outside the UAE?

At present, Marka only has offices in Dubai, UAE.

Financial

15. What does Marka plan to do with the funds raised from its listing?

Marka expects to use the proceeds towards capital expenditure for roll out of retail stores and restaurant outlets. The company also expects to utilize some of the proceeds for financing of working capital and general corporate expenses.

16. Does Marka plan to raise additional capital?

At present Marka does not have any further plans to raise additional capital.

17. Does Marka plan to borrow funds?

As part of its business strategy and priority on building shareholder value, Marka will evaluate all of its financial options to build the business into a world-class retail operating company.

18. Does Marka plan to pay dividends to its shareholders once it is profitable?

Marka shareholders will be entitled to receive dividends declared, if any, in accordance with the recommendations of the Marka Board of Directors and approved at the general assembly.

Marka Fashion

19. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of fashion retail?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on the mid- to high-end retail fashion market – as well as the sports and hospitality sectors. We will continue to partner with international fashion brands and locally home-grown brands that support this focus.

20. What fashion brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Fashion portfolio:

  • Essentiel Antwerp
  • Weill
  • Carven
  • dihn van
  • Shiseido
21. Why has Marka chosen these particular fashion brands?

Marka only partners with fashion brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose mid- to high-end fashion brand partners with proven international growth trajectories that add value to the GCC local fashion scene.

22. What other fashion brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

Marka Hospitality

23. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of hospitality?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on retail fashion and sports market as well the hospitality sector. We will continue to partner with international hospitality brands and develop locally home-grown brands that support this focus.

24. What hospitality brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Hospitality portfolio:

  • Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck
  • Harper’s Bazaar Café
  • Reem Al Bawadi
  • UEFA Champions League Experience
  • Ca'puccino
  • Vicolo
25. Why has Marka chosen these particular hospitality brands?

Marka only develops and operates hospitality brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose quality hospitality brand partners that are exciting and enable us to deliver an extraordinary customer experience.

26. What other hospitality brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

Marka Sports

27. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of sports retail?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on retail fashion and sports market as well the hospitality sector. We will continue to partner with international sports brands and develop locally home-grown brand concepts that support this focus.

28. What sports brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Sports portfolio:

  • UEFA Champion’s League Experience
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Cheeky Monkeys
29. Why has Marka chosen these particular sports brands?

Marka only partners with sports brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose sports brand partners that are exciting and enable us to deliver an extraordinary customer value.

30. What other sports brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

  • Essential womens fashion
  • Weil fashion for ladies

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A SOURCE OF INFORMATION TO QUICKLY ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MARKA, ITS BUSINESS FOCUS AS WELL AS CUSTOMER RELATED QUERIES

Business Strategy

1. What is Marka?

Founded in 2014, Marka PJSC is the first retail operating company to be listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). We are passionate about retail and we are experts in operating fashion, hospitality and sports brands via partnerships with global brands and concepts we develop ourselves.

2. Why was Marka established?

Marka was established in 2014 with the aim of building and developing a leading retail operating company in the Middle East, specifically focusing on three sectors: hospitality, fashion and sports retail via partnerships with globally-recognized brands as well as incubating and developing ‘home grown’ brands.

3. Why is the company listed on the DFM and not a private entity?

Our founders believe that the best way to build a retail operating business is to be listed on a globally-recognized exchange such as the Dubai Financial Market. As a listed-company we are better-positioned to attract globally-recognized brand partners and build the company from a strong base of working capital.

4. Under what symbol is Marka listed on the DFM?

Marka is listed under “MARKA”.

5. Why did Marka choose Dubai for its operations?

Marka chose Dubai as the location for its initial operations because of the highly-evolved and sophisticated nature of the retail sector in the UAE. Our subsequent plans are to expand our brands’ footprints in the wider GCC region including Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

6. Why is Marka focusing on fashion, sports and hospitality?

The core focus of Marka is to capitalize on the increasing growth seen in the fashion retail and food & beverage sectors across the GCC – sectors which are supported by strong market fundamentals. Marka’s founders and leadership team believe that a strategic focus on fashion retail and hospitality is the best opportunity to grow shareholder value and build a diversified portfolio of international and home-grown brands.

7. Does Marka plan to focus on any other retail segments?

As part of Marka’s business strategy, the company will be focusing only on fashion and sports retail.

8. Why do brands partner with Marka?

Marka partners with globally-recognized and exciting brands that are eager to enter the Middle East retail marketplace. Our brand partners chose us because of our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We only partner with brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible.

9. What ‘home grown’ brands does Marka have?

As of March 2015, Marka has developed home grown brands including “UEFA Champions League Experience” in association with UEFA Champions League, Harper’s Bazaar Café in association with Hearst International, Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck with Chef Heinz Beck.

Leadership

10. Who are the founders of Marka?

Marka was founded by a small group of strategic investors with the support of 151 ‘founding shareholders’. The list of ‘founding shareholders’ can be found in Marka’s Initial Prospectus document.

11. Who are the board of directors?

Marka has a Board of Directors that is committed to generating long-term value for our shareholders, and is made up of:

  • Khalid Jasem Bin Kalban- Chairman
  • HE Jamal Al Hai- Vice Chairman
  • HE Khaled Mohammed Alkamda- Board Director
  • Hamad Al Shamsi- Board Director
  • Adel Zarouni- Board Director
  • Naser Al Nabulsi- Board Director
  • Khaled Almheiri- Board Director
  • Mohammed Saif Darwish Ahmed Al Ketbi- Board Director
  • Abdulla Hamad Al Awani- Board Director
12. Where are Marka’s offices?

Marka is headquartered in Dubai, UAE.

Operations

13. How many employees does Marka currently have?

Since being launched in June 2014, Marka’s operational base has grown to approximately over 1000 employees.

14. Does Marka have offices outside the UAE?

At present, Marka only has offices in Dubai, UAE.

15. What does Marka plan to do with the funds raised from its listing?

Marka expects to use the proceeds towards capital expenditure for roll out of retail stores and restaurant outlets. The company also expects to utilize some of the proceeds for financing of working capital and general corporate expenses.

Financial

16. Does Marka plan to raise additional capital?

At present Marka does not have any further plans to raise additional capital.

17. Does Marka plan to borrow funds?

As part of its business strategy and priority on building shareholder value, Marka will evaluate all of its financial options to build the business into a world-class retail operating company.

18. Does Marka plan to pay dividends to its shareholders once it is profitable?

Marka shareholders will be entitled to receive dividends declared, if any, in accordance with the recommendations of the Marka Board of Directors and approved at the general assembly.

19. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of fashion retail?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on the mid- to high-end retail fashion market – as well as the sports and hospitality sectors. We will continue to partner with international fashion brands and locally home-grown brands that support this focus.

Marka Fashion

20. What fashion brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Fashion portfolio:

  • Essentiel Antwerp
  • Weill
  • Carven
  • dihn van
  • Shiseido
21. Why has Marka chosen these particular fashion brands?

Marka only partners with fashion brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose mid- to high-end fashion brand partners with proven international growth trajectories that add value to the GCC local fashion scene.

22. What other fashion brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

23. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of hospitality?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on retail fashion and sports market as well the hospitality sector. We will continue to partner with international hospitality brands and develop locally home-grown brands that support this focus.

Marka Hospitality

24. What hospitality brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Hospitality portfolio:

  • Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck
  • Harper’s Bazaar Café
  • Reem Al Bawadi
  • UEFA Champions League Experience
  • Ca'puccino
  • Vicolo
25. Why has Marka chosen these particular hospitality brands?

Marka only develops and operates hospitality brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose quality hospitality brand partners that are exciting and enable us to deliver an extraordinary customer experience.

26. What other hospitality brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

27. Is Marka focusing on one particular segment of sports retail?

Marka believes that the greatest opportunity to build the company and deliver value for our shareholders is to focus on retail fashion and sports market as well the hospitality sector. We will continue to partner with international sports brands and develop locally home-grown brand concepts that support this focus.

Marka Sports

28. What sports brands does Marka have currently in its portfolio?

As of April 2015, Marka currently has the following brands as part of the Marka Sports portfolio:

  • UEFA Champion’s League Experience
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Cheeky Monkeys
29. Why has Marka chosen these particular sports brands?

Marka only partners with sports brands that reflect our core values: integrity, trust, pioneering, flexible and accessible, and brands that value our experience and our dedication to transparency and collaboration. We chose sports brand partners that are exciting and enable us to deliver an extraordinary customer value.

30. What other sports brands does Marka plan to add to its portfolio?

Marka is always evaluating new brands with which to enter into a partnership. As new agreements are reached Marka will make announcements.

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