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Thursday 06 September, 2007

Umbro PLC

Appointment of CFO

Umbro PLC
06 September 2007



6 September 2007

                                    Umbro Plc

              Appointment of Gary Brown as Chief Financial Officer


The Board of Umbro Plc (the "Group") is pleased to announce the appointment of
Gary Brown to the Board as Chief Financial Officer.

Gary, aged 41, has over ten years experience of the retail sector and seventeen
years working in the finance function. Most recently he has spent the last four
years as Finance Director at Instore Plc, which operates a countrywide network
of retail outlets, under both the instore and the Poundstretcher brands. Prior
to this he held various positions at Matalan Plc, J Sainsbury PLC and Wincanton
Logistics. He qualified as an accountant with Mitchell Charlesworth.

Gary will take up the position in November 2007.

Commenting on today's appointment, Steve Makin, Chief Executive Officer of
Umbro, said:

"I am delighted that Gary will be joining us as Chief Financial Officer. He has
an impressive and extensive track record in the retail sector; a diverse
background in the finance and commercial functions; and a strong reputation.

We have a strong team in place going forward and as the business grows I expect
to build on this where required."

There is no further information to be disclosed in respect of the above under
paragraphs 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules.


Contacts:

Umbro 0161 492 2115
Steve Makin, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Masters, Director of Group Finance & Investor Relations

Brunswick Group LLP 020 7404 5959
Simon Sporborg / Dominic McMullan



Notes to Editors

UMBRO is a global football brand. 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's product range comprises
apparel, footwear and equipment.

UMBRO's and its international licensees currently supply kit to national teams
and leading professional clubs worldwide, including England, Sweden, Republic of
Ireland, Norway, Olympique Lyonnais (France), FC Santos (Brazil), CSKA Moscow
(Russia), Everton (England), Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), Gamba Osaka (Japan) and
Bestiktas (Turkey). The UMBRO brand is also endorsed by high profile individual
players including the England Captain John Terry, Michael Owen, Deco, Luis
Garcia, and Tim Cahill.



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