14 January 2013 
HMV Group plc 
("HMV" or the "Company" or, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") 
Suspension of trading in the ordinary shares and proposed appointment of 
On 13 December 2012, the Company announced that as a result of current market 
trading conditions, the Company faced material uncertainties and that it was 
probable that the Group would not comply with its banking covenants at the end 
of January 2013. The Company also stated that it was in discussions with its 
Since that date, the Company has continued the discussions with its banks and 
other key stakeholders to remedy the imminent covenant breach. However, the 
Board regrets to announce that it has been unable to reach a position where it 
feels able to continue to trade outside of insolvency protection, and in the 
circumstances therefore intends to file notice to appoint administrators to the 
Company and certain of its subsidiaries with immediate effect.  The Directors 
of the Company understand that it is the intention of the administrators, once 
appointed, to continue to trade whilst they seek a purchaser for the business.
It is proposed that Nick Edwards, Neville Kahn and Rob Harding, partners of 
Deloitte LLP, will be appointed as the administrators of the Company and 
certain of its subsidiaries. 
The Company's ordinary shares will be suspended from trading on the London 
Stock Exchange with immediate effect. 
For further information, please contact: 
Deloitte LLP 
James Igoe: 020 7303 8247 
Mike Smith
Nick Cosgrove
Helen Smith 
020 7404 5959 
Helen Smith
Brunswick Group LLP, 16 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3ED, United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 20 7404 5959 Direct +44 (0) 20 7936 7419 Mobile +44 7515 187419<> 
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