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Sports Direct International plc Acquisition of House of Fraser

Sports Direct International plc (LON:SPD) today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of House of Fraser from the administrators of House of Fraser Limited, House of Fraser  Limited and James Beattie Limited, the House of Fraser group’s main operating companies (the “Operating Companies”), for a cash consideration of £90 million.

Pursuant to the Transaction, the Group has acquired all of the UK stores of House of Fraser, the House of Fraser brand and all of the stock in the business.

For the year ended 28 January 2017 (the last date to which statutory accounts are available for the parent company of the Operating Companies and prior to the appointment of the administrators), the House of Fraser group had gross assets of £946.3m and made £14.7m net profit.