Mr Weston said: “We are excited about welcoming customers back into our stores as the lockdowns ease and are delighted with record sales in England and Wales in the week after reopening on 12 April.
“With our success in a number of new markets, as wide-ranging as Poland and Florida, we are as convinced as we have ever been in the long-term growth prospects for Primark.”
“Accordingly, we do not plan to make any further claims from government job retention schemes for which we would be eligible from this date, and we intend to repay the £121million referred to above. This includes the repayment of £72million to the UK Government.”
A dividend of 6.2p a share was declared, worth £49million, having scrapped any dividend payments last year.
The company said it expects to be trading from 68 percent of selling space by the end of April.