08 September 2004
Wednesday 8th September 2004
Trading and Distribution Agreement Foot Locker, Inc
The Directors of Umbro plc (UMB) are pleased to announce the signing of a
Distribution Agreement with Foot Locker, Inc the worlds leading athletic
speciality retailer. This unique distribution agreement formalises a trading
relationship with Foot Locker, Inc in the USA which has been gaining momentum
over the last 12 months for the sale and distribution of UMBRO football related
apparel, equipment and footwear.
Foot Locker, Inc is a speciality athletic retailer that operates approximately
3,900 athletic retail stores in 17 countries throughout North America (3,400),
Europe and Australia. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker,
Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports retail stores, as well as its direct-to-
customer channel Footlocker.com/Eastbay, the Company is the leading provider of
athletic footwear and apparel.
Peter McGuigan, CEO Umbro commented:
'We are delighted to be working with Foot Locker to provide a new and exciting
range of soccer related products and we are optimistic about our prospects for
the UMBRO brand in the US for 2005 and beyond'.
Notes for the Editor:
Umbro is a globally recognised football brand with a strong heritage derived
from more than 70 years' association with the sport of football. Based in the
UK, where the Umbro business was founded in 1924, the Group designs, sources and
markets football-related products, which are sold in over 90 countries.
Geoff Haslehurst 0161 492 2114
Susan Gilchrist / Simon Sporborg / Emily Kerr 020 7404 5959
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