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JJB Sports appoints Roger Best as Non-Executive Director

Oct '05
The Board of JJB Sports PLC, UK's largest sports retailer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Best as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Roger Best, aged 53, was formerly Non-Executive Director and then Executive Chairman of The John David Group PLC from 2002 to 2004. Prior to this he held a number of appointments at Reebok International Limited over a period of 10 years, ending as Senior Vice President for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this, he held a number of appointments as Director at several PLC's.

JJB confirms that there is no other information to be disclosed pursuant to Section 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules in relation to the appointment.

Roger Lane-Smith, Chairman of JJB commented: 'He is delighted that an individual with a wealth of experience in the sports industry is joining JJB and the Board is confident that Roger will make a significant contribution to the Company in his position as Non-Executive Director'.

JJB Sports plc is the UK's leading sports retailer. JJB was originally formed in 1971 to acquire the business of a single sports store in Wigan. The original store was established by JJ Broughton in the early 1900's and was then bought by JJ Braddock and then JJ Bradburn. As these initials were all the same the business was known locally as JJB's. When David Whelan bought the store from John Bradburn he maintained the JJB name.

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