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Manchester United Plc 2013 First Quarter Results

Net player capital expenditure for the quarter was £29.5 million, a decrease of £17.6 million compared to £47.1 million in the prior year quarter. Expenditure in the current year quarter mainly related to the acquisition of Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell and the first of two staged payments for Robin van Persie.

Net cash generated from financing activities for the quarter was £7.6 million, an increase of £30.7 million compared to £23.1 million cash used in the prior year quarter. In the current year quarter the Company raised £70.3 million following the public offering of shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The proceeds were used to repurchase the Company’s US dollar denominated senior secured notes (see “Borrowings” below) – the principal value of which was £62.6 million.

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents at 30 September 2012 were £52.5 million compared to £65.0 million at 30 September 2011.


Total borrowings were £359.7 million at 30 September 2012 compared to £436.9 million at 30 June 2012. During the quarter we re-purchased and retired the sterling equivalent of £62.6 million of senior secured notes comprising US$101.7 million of US dollar denominated notes. The consideration paid amounted to £67.9 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company’s conference call to review first quarter fiscal 2013 results will be broadcast live over the internet today, 14 November 2012 at 8:00 am Eastern Time and will be available on Manchester United’s investor relations website at Thereafter, a replay of the webcast will be available for thirty days.

About Manchester United

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports team in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth.

Through our 134-year heritage we have won 60 trophies, enabling us to develop the world’s leading sports brand and a global community of 659 million followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and matchday.

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