Replacement: Response to recent press speculationSource: RNS
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26 January 2021
JD Sports Fashion Plc
Response to recent press speculation
The Board of JD Sports Fashion Plc (the "Group") notes the recent press speculation concerning the possibility of the Group undertaking an equity capital raise.
The Board confirms that it is exploring additional funding options with a view to increasing its flexibility to invest in future strategic opportunities and that this may involve a non pre-emptive equity placing. A further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.
For further information please contact:
JD Sports Fashion Plc Tel: 0161 767 1000
Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman
Neil Greenhalgh, Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Iveson, Investor Relations
MHP Communications Tel: 0203 128 8788
This announcement is released by JD Sports Fashion Plc and contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.