REG - JJB Sports PLC - Statement re SFO investigation

Wed Apr 4, 2012 11:25am EDT

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RNS Number : 8572A
JJB Sports PLC
04 April 2012

4 April 2012


JJB Sports plc


Statement re: SFO investigation



JJB Sports plc ("JJB" or the "Company") notes the announcement by the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") that it has brought charges against the Company's former Chief Executive, Chris Ronnie, in connection with an alleged £1 million fraud relating to contracts entered into by JJB in 2008.


The SFO had previously confirmed in October 2010 that an investigation into JJB had been completed but that its investigation into individuals continued.  JJB has cooperated fully with the SFO in relation to its investigation.



For further information, please contact:


Neil Bennett

Daniel Yea


020 7379 5151



A copy of this announcement can also be viewed on the JJB corporate website,  Neither the content of the JJB corporate website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the JJB corporate website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.



About JJB Sports

JJB Sports is one of the UK's leading high street sports retailers. The Group, headquartered in Wigan and listed on AIM, currently trades from over 180 JJB branded retail stores in the UK and Ireland and employs approximately 4,000 people. Further information about the Group can be found on the Group's corporate website,


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