LONDON, 12 October 2009 – Panmure Gordon & Co is please to announce that it has acted as joint book runner, broker and underwriter to JJB plc on its proposed £100m capital raising through a firm placing and a placing and open offer.

Under the proposed capital raising, which requires shareholder approval, 400,000,000 new ordinary shares will be issued at a price of 25p per share.

Head of investment banking at Panmure Gordon, Richard Gray, commented: “This proposed capital raising has been very well supported by investors and will provide JJB with the resources and flexibility to execute a long-term growth strategy. Panmure Gordon is delighted to have been joint bookrunner, broker and underwriter on this transaction. JJB is a valued client, and we wish the company and its 7,000 employees every success for the future.”

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About the Panmure Gordon Group

Founded in 1876, Panmure Gordon & Co (PMR.L) is a leading independent mid-cap institutional stockbroker and investment bank. Encompassing its US franchise, ThinkEquity, LLC, the Group employs approximately 250 professionals across the US, the UK and Nyon, Switzerland, offering a blend of transatlantic financial services including research, sales and trading, wealth management and asset management.