Aug 24 (Reuters) - Signet Jewelers Ltd
* Signet Jewelers to acquire R2Net, owner of jamesallen.com, to accelerate its customer-first omnichannel strategy
* Signet Jewelers Ltd - Deal for $328 million in an all cash transaction.
* Signet Jewelers Ltd - Anticipates transaction to be accretive in first full year of operations
* Signet Jewelers - Following deal, R2Net brands will largely operate as independent division of signet, its current leadership team will remain intact
* Signet Jewelers - Deal will be financed with term loan provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., which is expected to be repaid in full by end of fiscal 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: