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Friday 13 November, 2020

JD Sports Fashion

Update on CAT review of Footasylum Acquisition

RNS Number : 3283F
JD Sports Fashion Plc
13 November 2020
 

JD Sports Fashion Plc

 

Update on Competition Appeal Tribunal review of Footasylum Acquisition

 

JD Sports Fashion Plc (the "Group") today confirms that the Competition Appeal Tribunal has quashed the Competition and Markets Authority's ("CMA") decision to prohibit the Group's acquisition of Footasylum Limited ("Footasylum").

 

As a result, the case will now be remitted to the CMA for full reconsideration and the CMA's previous order, which would have forced the Group to divest the Footasylum business, will be cancelled.

 

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion Plc, commented:

 

" We have always maintained that this merger would provide significant long-term benefits to customers, colleagues and brand partners, and so we are very pleased with the Competition Appeal Tribunal's judgment today.

 

"The entire case will now go back to the CMA for re-consideration and we look forward to presenting further evidence which demonstrates the true extent to which the competitive landscape has evolved, in particular as a result of the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."

 

Enquiries:

JD Sports Fashion Plc


Tel:  0161 767 1775

 

Peter Cowgill, Executive Chairman



Neil Greenhalgh, Chief Financial Officer



 

Jennifer Iveson, Investor Relations

 



 

MHP Communications


Tel:  0203 128 8788

 

Andrew Jaques





 

Giles Robinson





 

Charles Hirst





 

Catherine Chapman





 

 

 

 

 

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