Shirebrook, UK, 2017-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct announces that on 28 February 2017 it purchased 534,015 of its ordinary shares from Citigroup Global Markets Limited (acting as the Company’s broker) on the London Stock Exchange at a price of 297.0 pence per share. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, the Company holds 67,001,767 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 573,600,602.
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 67,001,767 of these ordinary shares are held as treasury shares, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 573,600,602. 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.
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