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Liberty Interactive Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

QVC Japan's revenue grew 9% in local currency in the third quarter primarily due to increased sales in home, apparel and accessories. QVC Japan's ASP in local currency decreased 1%, but units sold increased 10% in the third quarter. QVC Japan's third quarter returns as a percent of gross product revenue remained relatively flat. QVC Japan's adjusted OIBDA in local currency increased 12% and adjusted OIBDA margin increased 55 basis points in the third quarter. The increase in adjusted OIBDA margin was due primarily to lower warehouse expenses and fixed cost leverage.

QVC Germany's revenue declined 6% in local currency in the third quarter primarily due to decreased sales in health, apparel and accessories, somewhat offset by increased sales of beauty products. QVC Germany's ASP in local currency decreased 4% and units sold declined 4% in the third quarter. QVC Germany's third quarter returns as a percent of gross product revenue in local currency improved by 201 basis points and was primarily due to a shift in product mix from apparel to beauty. QVC Germany's adjusted OIBDA in local currency increased 2% and adjusted OIBDA margin increased 119 basis points in the third quarter. The improvement in OIBDA margin was driven by warehouse productivity, including the positive impact of lower returns processing, as well as lower commissions and fixed costs.

QVC U.K.'s revenue increased 3% in local currency in the third quarter primarily due to sales increases in home décor and beauty products. QVC U.K.'s ASP in local currency increased 1%, while units sold remained relatively flat for the third quarter. QVC U.K.’s third quarter returns as a percent of gross product revenue in local currency decreased by 78 basis points primarily due to a product mix shift to home and beauty products. QVC U.K.’s adjusted OIBDA in local currency decreased 9% and adjusted OIBDA margin decreased 224 basis points in the third quarter. The decrease in adjusted OIBDA margin was primarily due to lower product margins and higher transition and running costs associated with QVC U.K.’s new headquarters move in June 2012.

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