03 March 2005
3rd March 2005
Umbro plc announces new sponsorship deal with Rangers
Umbro plc is pleased to announce that it has signed a new four year sponsorship
deal with Rangers F.C. The contract will begin at the start of the 2005/06
season. Umbro has secured the distribution rights to all replica kits and
training products internationally as well as the rights to distribute a range of
associated merchandise both within the UK and Internationally.
Peter McGuigan, Chief Executive of Umbro, commented:
"We are delighted to be renewing our relationship with one of the UK's biggest
and most respected clubs. Our association began in the 1960's and continued
through to the 80's. The deal will enhance the Umbro brand as Rangers expand
their reach internationally".
Peter McGuigan, Chief Executive 020 7404 5959 (on the day)
Geoff Haslehurst, Chief Financial Officer 0161 492 2114 (thereafer)
Simon Sporborg / Dominic McMullan 020 7404 5959
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.
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