Sports Direct International releases detailed information about share purchase In accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation

Shirebrook, UK, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct announces that on 31 January 2017 it purchased 671,400 of its ordinary shares from Citigroup Global Markets Limited (acting as the Company’s broker) on the London Stock Exchange at a price of 287.1 pence per share. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, the Company holds 57,058,754 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 583,543,615.

In accordance with DTR 5.6.1 of the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the Company is required to notify the market of the total number of voting rights and capital in the Company as at the end of each calendar month in which an increase or decrease has occurred.

The issued share capital of the Company is comprised of 640,602,369 ordinary shares of 10p each. As 57,058,754 of these ordinary shares are held as treasury shares, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 583,543,615. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (the Market Abuse Regulation), detailed information about the individual purchases made by Citigroup Global Markets Limited is set out below.

Aggregated information:

Platform code XLON
Date of purchase: 31 January 2017
Number of ordinary shares purchased: 462,782
Volume weighted average price paid per share: 286.49
Platform code BATE
Date of purchase: 31 January 2017
Number of ordinary shares purchased: 20,103
Volume weighted average price paid per share: 287.67
Platform code CHIX
Date of purchase: 31 January 2017
Number of ordinary shares purchased: 152,886
Volume weighted average price paid per share: 288.64
Platform code TRQX
Date of purchase: 31 January 2017
Number of ordinary shares purchased: 35,629
Volume weighted average price paid per share: 287.60

Contact:
Cameron Olsen
Company Secretary
T. 0344 245 9200
E. investor.relations@sportsdirect.com

KBA PR
Keith Bishop
T. 0207 734 9995
E. sd@kbapr.com

Source: Sports Direct International plc