(The following press release from Goldman Sachs was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 2 October 2013 Sale of Sports Direct International plc shares Appleby Trust, acting in its capacity as nominee for certain executives and members of senior management of Sports Direct International plc announces that it has agreed to sell approximately 3.9 million shares of Sports Direct International plc to Goldman Sachs International. This announcement is for information purposes only and is not an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities. The offering will only be available to the following persons in the United Kingdom: (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); and (ii) persons falling within Article 49 of the Order or to persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated. If you are in the United Kingdom and do not fall into one of the above categories, you will not be eligible to participate in the offering, and you should not act upon, or rely on, this announcement. The offer and sale of the securities referred to in this announcement has not been, nor will it be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an applicable exemption from registration. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States in connection with this transaction. (bjh) NY #<873920.6606188.8.131.52.0.76>#
APPLEBY TRUST TO SELL ABOUT 3.9M SHARES OF SPORTS DIRECT
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