Proposed Share Sub-division and Notice of GM

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JD Sports Fashion Plc
05 October 2021

JD Sports Fashion plc

Proposed Share Sub-division and Notice of General Meeting

JD Sports Fashion plc ("Company") announces that a notice (the "Notice") of a general meeting of the Company to be held at Edinburgh House, Hollinsbrook Way, Pilsworth, Bury, Lancashire BL9 8RR on 28 October 2021 at 1.00 p.m. ("General Meeting"), and an explanatory circular that describes a proposed share sub-division (the "Circular") will today be sent to shareholders.

The Board believes that the Company's share price has risen to a point where it is appropriate to recommend a sub-division of the Company's existing ordinary shares of 0.25 pence each ("Existing Ordinary Shares") into five new ordinary shares of 0.05 pence each ("New Ordinary Shares") (the "Share Sub-division"). The Share Sub-division will result in shareholders holding five New Ordinary Shares for each Existing Ordinary Share they held immediately prior to the Share Sub-division. The Board believes that the proposed sub-division would reduce the Company's share price to a level where smaller sized dealings in the shares would be more efficient and may improve the liquidity and marketability of the Company's shares.

The ticker for the New Ordinary Shares will be the same as the ticker for the Existing Ordinary Shares (JD).

A copy of the Circular and the accompanying form of proxy, along with the Notice, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at  In addition, the Circular and Notice will shortly be made available to view on the Company's website

The expected timetable of events and key statistics are set out below.


JD Sports Fashion plc                                                                     Tel: 0161 767 1000

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman

Neil Greenhalgh, Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Iveson, Investor Relations

Siobhan Mawdsley, Company Secretary


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Andrew Jaques

Peter Hewer

Charles Hirst

Catherine Chapman


Expected timetable


Publication of the Circular

Tuesday 5 October

Latest time and date for receipt of proxy forms

1.00pm on Tuesday 26 October

General Meeting

1.00pm on Thursday 28 October

Last day for dealings in Existing Ordinary Shares

Friday 29 October

Record date for the Share Sub-division and disablement in CREST of the existing ISIN for settlement

6.00pm on Friday 29 October

Listing and Admission of the New Ordinary Shares expected to commence

8.00am on Monday 1 November

Expected date for crediting CREST accounts with New Ordinary Shares (where applicable)

On or soon after 8.00am on Monday 1 November

Expected date by which certificates in respect of New Ordinary Shares are to be dispatched to certificated shareholders

By Monday 15 November


 Key Statistics

Existing Ordinary Shares

Number of Existing Ordinary Shares of 0.25p each in issue at the date of this document



ISIN code for Existing Ordinary Shares


SEDOL code for Existing Ordinary Shares


New Ordinary Shares

Number of New Ordinary Shares of 0.05p each in issue immediately following the Share Sub-division



ISIN code for New Ordinary Shares


SEDOL code for New Ordinary Shares



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