Source - SMW
Sports Direct International has confirmed that 56,958 ordinary shares were acquired by 7 participants following the exercise of awards under the Company's share schemes.

The 31,663 Shares sold by participants following exercise were acquired by Estera Trust (Jersey) as Trustee of the Sports Direct Employee Benefit Trust, with the acquisition being funded by a loan advanced by the Company.

The Shares were acquired at 378p apiece in an off-market transaction effected in Jersey.

The Trustee has purchased these Shares in order to help meet future obligations arising under the Company's share schemes.

At 1:08pm: (LON:SPD) Sports Direct International PLC share price was +2.5p at 379.5p