Sports Direct Intl. SPD Acquisition

  Sports Direct Intl. (SPD) - Acquisition

RNS Number : 6376N
Sports Direct International Plc
01 October 2012

1^st October 2012

                       Sports Direct International plc



Sports Direct  International  plc  ("the  Group"),  the  UK's  leading  sports 
retailer, today announces the acquisition of certain of the trade, assets  and 
product brands from the  administrators of JJB Sports  plc ("JJB") for a  cash 
consideration of  £23.77  million, with  up  to  a further  £0.25  million  of 
additional cash consideration  payable after completion  of a post-sale  stock 

The Group  will acquire  20 stores,  substantially  all of  the stock  in  the 
business and the  Slazenger Golf  brand licences,  as well  as JJB's  freehold 
property in Wigan.

Sports Direct will report its pre-close trading update on Wednesday 24 October
and its Interim Results on Thursday 13 December 2012.

For further information, please contact:

Sports Direct International plc     T. 0845 129 9229

Dave Forsey, Chief Executive

Bob Mellors, Group Finance Director

FTI Consulting                      T. 0207 831 3113

Jonathon Brill

Alex Beagley

Georgia Mann

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