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Thursday 15 December, 2005

Umbro PLC

DH Placing

Umbro PLC
15 December 2005

15th December 2005

                          PLACING OF UMBRO PLC SHARES

Umbro plc (the "Company") announces that JPMorgan Cazenove today placed 20
million shares with institutions on behalf of funds managed by Doughty Hanson &
Co Limited ("Doughty Hanson") at a price of 150p per share. After this placing,
funds managed by Doughty Hanson retain a holding of 28 million shares
representing 19% of the issued share capital of the Company. Doughty Hanson has
also signed a new 90 day lockup agreement in respect of this retained holding.
This lockup will expire on 20 March 2006.


Brunswick Group LLP
Simon Sporborg / Dominic McMullan                                020 7404 5959

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