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Rangers Int F.C. PLC  -  RFC   

Response to media speculation

Released 07:00 24-Apr-2013

RNS Number : 0621D
Rangers Int. Football Club PLC
24 April 2013

Rangers International Football Club plc

("Rangers", the "Group" or the "Club")


Response to media speculation



In light of the recent media speculation in relation to alleged claims which are purported to have been made by Craig Whyte, Aidan Earley, Law Financial Limited or Worthington Group plc in relation to the ownership or control of Sevco 5088 Limited ("Sevco 5088"), Rangers confirms that no legal claim has been received by Charles Green, Imran Ahmad or the Group.   As none of the allegations that have been made in the press have been substantiated by evidence of any legally enforceable rights and as details of any claim, whilst threatened, have not been received, the company regards any such press commentary and speculation to be highly spurious.  The Group has been and continues to receive legal advice to protect the business, assets and reputation of the company and its directors from such spurious claims.


In view of recent media speculation, the company wishes to clarify that Sevco 5088 is not an active subsidiary of the Rangers International Football Club plc. It is and has been a defunct non trading  company over which termination proceedings began last year and which would have been struck off by the Registrar of Companies had false claims of directorships not been filed recently at Companies House.   Sevco 5088 was listed in the company's announcement dated 22 April 2013 to comply with the AIM Rules for Companies requiring disclosure of directorships held by the directors of the company both currently and during the preceding 5 years.  Sevco 5088 was not the acquisition vehicle which purchased the assets of Rangers Football Club.



For further information please contact:


Rangers International Football Club plc

Investor enquiries: Malcolm Murray, Chairman

Media Enquiries: James Traynor


Tel:    0141 580 8647 



Cenkos Securities plc


Stephen Keys, Adrian Hargrave, Max Hartley (Corporate Finance)

Tel:   020 7397 8900 

Russell Kerr (Corporate Broking)





Newgate Threadneedle


Graham Herring / John Coles / Roddy Watt / Fiona Conroy

Tel:   020 7148 6143 



About Rangers Football Club


Rangers Football Club, formed in Scotland in 1872, is one of the world's most successful clubs, having won 54 League titles, 33 Scottish Cups, 27 League Cups and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972. The Club's loyal and sizeable supporter base, both in Scotland and around the world, enables the Club to boast one of the highest percentages of season ticket holders in the UK, with over 38,000 having been sold for the current season. Playing at the 51,082 seater Ibrox Stadium and benefitting from the world class 37 acre Murray Park training facility, the Club has been a dominant force in Scottish football for decades. This world class stadium, training infrastructure and a loyal and passionate global fanbase provide an excellent foundation for the Rangers Group.


Currently the Club is competing in Division 3 of the SFL, though it is the intention of the Directors and the manager for the Club to return to top level football as soon as possible. The history, facilities and ambition of the Club are such that the Club remains a desirable destination for foreign and domestic players alike. The first team squad is managed by Ally McCoist, the former Rangers forward, who remains the Club's all-time leading goal scorer.


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