Debenhams PLC (DEB.L)
LONDON, Jan 23 - Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley said on Friday he did not intend to make a bid for retailer Debenhams, as he increased his financial interest in the firm.
* Termination of put option agreement in relation to 6.6 pct stake in Debenhams Plc
* Shares fall as much as 8.6 pct (Adds analyst, shares, detail, background)
LONDON, Jan 13 - Debenhams, Britain's No.2 department store chain, posted a fall in first-quarter sales, although there were signs of improvement over the key Christmas trading period.
LONDON, Nov 6 - Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has sold the 4.6 percent stake he bought in Debenhams last month, and taken a complex financial option over a further stake that bets the shares will not fall below a certain level.
* Entered into a put option agreement ( "put option") referencing 74,185,742 ordinary shares of debenhams (representing 6.1 percent of issued share capital of debenhams)
* Shares rise 4.9 pct (Adds CEO, analyst comments, share price)
LONDON, Oct 23 - Debenhams, Britain's No. 2 department store chain, posted a 21 percent slump in annual profit, as expected, mainly reflecting a disastrous first half when warm autumn and winter weather dented sales in the run-up to last Christmas.
LONDON - Britain's biggest sporting goods chain Sports Direct said it had acquired a further 4.6 percent stake in Debenhams , the country's second-biggest department store company, in a deal which strengthens ties between the retailers.
LONDON, Oct 2 - Britain's biggest sporting goods chain Sports Direct said it had acquired a further 4.6 percent stake in Debenhams, the country's second-biggest department store company, in a deal which strengthens ties between the retailers.