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Manchester United Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering of Class A Ordinary Shares

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2012-- Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 16,666,667 Class A Ordinary Shares at a price of $14.00 per share. The Class A Ordinary Shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and will trade under the symbol “MANU” beginning on August 10, 2012. Manchester United is offering 8,333,334 Class A Ordinary Shares and the selling shareholder is offering 8,333,333 Class A Ordinary Shares. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to an additional 2,500,000 Class A Ordinary Shares from the selling shareholder.

The book-running managers for the proposed offering are Jefferies & Company, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

When available, copies of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from (i) Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, (ii) Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, or by telephone at +1 (800) 221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com, (iii) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by calling toll-free 866-803-9204, (iv) BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038 Attn: Prospectus Department, Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com, or (v) Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York, +1 (800) 503-4611 or prospectus.cpdg@db.com).

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is only available to, and will be engaged in only with, investment professionals falling within Article 19(5), or high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2), of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 or other persons to whom such investment or investment activity may lawfully be made available (together "relevant persons"). Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this announcement and should not act or rely on it.

Source: Manchester United

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