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

Cameron Olsen
Company Secretary
T. 0344 245 9200

Keith Bishop
T. 0207 734 9995

Source: Sports Direct International plc

Sports Direct International to host Open Day on 7 September 2016

Shirebrook, UK, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board is pleased to announce that the Company will be hosting an Open Day on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at its premises in Shirebrook. The purpose of the Open Day is to enable the Board to engage with as many people as possible in an open discussion about the business.

The Open Day will commence with the Annual General Meeting, which is being held at 11.00 am in the Auditorium, Unit D, Brook Park East, Shirebrook, NG20 8RY. The Board would also like to extend an invitation to the Annual General Meeting to those who are not shareholders of the Company, but who may wish to attend as observers.

To view the Agenda of the Open Day and to register to attend any of the sessions, please follow this link:

Please note that registration is required to attend any of the sessions of the Open Day (except for shareholders who wish to attend the Annual General Meeting), and participation may be limited due to the capacity of the Auditorium and the Site Tours. Registration will close at 6 pm on Friday, 2 September 2016.

The Board would like to encourage all of those with questions about the Company to attend, and so that we may be able to answer as many questions as possible, please pre-register your questions when you register to attend via the above link.

Dave Forsey
Chief Executive

Matt Pearson
Acting Chief Financial Officer

Tel: 0344 245 9200

Keith Bishop
Tel: 0207 734 9995

Source: Sports Direct International plc

Sports Direct International extended the Goldman Sachs Put Option Agreement referencing 10.5% in Debenhams plc

Shirebrook, UK, 2016-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct International plc (“Sports Direct” or “the Group”), the UK’s leading sports retailer, announces that, further to the announcement made by the Group on 23 January 2015, it has extended the Put Option Agreement entered into with Goldman Sachs International referencing 128,927,113 ordinary shares of Debenhams plc (representing 10.5 per cent of the issued share capital of Debenhams). Whilst the number of shares underlying the Put Option Agreement and the agreed exercise price remain unchanged, the maturity period for the put options has been extended by exactly one year. 

Sports Direct reiterates its intention to be a supportive stakeholder in Debenhams and to create value in the interests of both Sports Direct’s and Debenhams’ shareholders. 

This Put Option Agreement in relation to Debenhams is the only remaining put option that the Group is a party to that relates to shares in other listed companies.    

Sports Direct International plc

Dave Forsey, Chief Executive
Matt Pearson, Acting Chief Financial Officer
T: 0344 245 9200  

Keith Bishop
T: 020 7734 9995

Findel plc: General Meeting Requisitioned by Sports Direct International (SDI); Update Regarding Irrevocable Undertakings

Cheshire, England, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Findel plc, the UK Home Shopping and Education businesses, announces that it has received an irrevocable undertaking from River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP to vote against the resolution proposed by Sports Direct International to appoint Mr Gardener to the Findel board of directors (as set out in the Circular to Shareholders published by Findel on 27 November 2015).  The undertaking is in respect of 4,941,767 shares representing approximately 5.72% of Findel’s issued ordinary share capital, which, taken together with the irrevocable undertakings previously received from Tosca Asset Management and from Schroders (as set out in the Circular to Shareholders), amount to 37,966,947 shares (approximately 43.92 % of Findel’s issued ordinary share capital) in respect of which there are irrevocable commitments in place to vote against the proposed resolution.

A full copy of the circular to shareholders is posted on the company’s website at

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Findel plc                                                          0161 303 3465
David Sugden, Executive Chairman 

Tulchan Communications                                 020 7353 4200
Stephen Malthouse
Will Smith

Notes to Editors

The Findel Group contains market leading businesses in the UK home shopping and education supplies markets. It is primarily a retailer and distributor, handling and supplying specialist products manufactured by third parties. 

The group’s continuing activities are focused in two main operating segments, together with a small overseas sourcing operation: 

·      Express Gifts – one of the largest direct mail order businesses in the UK; and

·      Findel Education – the largest listed independent supplier of resources and equipment (excluding information technology and publishing) to schools in the UK.

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