19 April 2006
19th April, 2006
Appointment of Stephen Makin as Chief Financial Officer
The Board of Umbro Plc (the "Group") is pleased to announce the appointment of
Stephen Makin to the Board as Chief Financial Officer.
Stephen, aged 36 and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants, has been at Asda and Wal-Mart since 1991 holding various positions
both in the UK and abroad. He was based in Germany for Wal-Mart for 2 years from
2000 - 2002 serving as Director of Controlling.
He was then appointed Commercial Finance Director in February 2003 with
responsibility for Strategic and Business Planning, Business Development,
Commercial Finance and Financial Control and Accounting. In August 2004 he was
promoted to the Operating Board of Asda.
Stephen will succeed Geoff Haslehurst at the beginning of August 2006.
Commenting on today's appointment, Peter McGuigan, Umbro Chief Executive, said:
"We are pleased that Stephen is joining us. He brings a wealth of experience in
financial management, business development and strategic planning and will be a
strong addition to our current management team during this exciting growth
We would like to thank Geoff Haslehurst for his contribution to the development
of Umbro during the last two years and we wish him well for the future."
In accordance with Chapter 16.4 of the Listing Rules, no further details are
required to be disclosed under paragraph 6.F.2 (b) to (g).
Peter McGuigan, Chief Executive 0161 492 2117
Brunswick Group LLP
Simon Sporborg / Dominic McMullan / Tom Williams 020 7404 5959
Notes to Editors
UMBRO is a globally recognised football brand with a strong heritage derived
from more than 80 years' association with 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.
UMBRO has a proud tradition of working with some of the greatest names in world
football and currently has partnerships with many of the game's top teams,
•England, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Northern Ireland
•Brazil Beach Soccer
•Chelsea, Everton, Glasgow Rangers, Celta Vigo, Olympique Lyonnais, FC
Dinamo, Malaga, Alaves, Penarol, Cruz Azul, Clube Atletico Paranaense, FC
Santos, Vasco da Gama, Playas de Castellon (Futsal)
UMBRO also works closely with some of football's biggest global stars and
next-generation talent, including:
•Michael Owen, Deco, John Terry, David James, Alan Shearer, Michel Salgado
•Shola Ameobi, David Dunn, Florent Sinama Pongolle, Luis Garcia
UMBRO is also dedicated to developing the grass roots of football through
initiatives such as the FA Cup Player of the Round Award and the UMBRO
International Cup - a football festival held each year in Manchester attracting
over 400 teams from more than 25 nations.
As football and fashion become increasingly inter-connected, UMBRO has forged
strategic partnerships with some of the leading names in world fashion including
Kim Jones, Philip Treacy and London's Royal College of Art.
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