Umbro plc announced that Geoff Haslehurst, Chief Financial Officer has informed the Board that during the course of 2006 he will step down from the Company to pursue other interests.

The Board are currently seeking a replacement for him and a further announcement will be made in due course. Geoff will continue in his current role until a suitable replacement has been identified.

Commenting, Peter McGuigan CEO of Umbro said, “Geoff has made an important contribution to the Company including the IPO
process last year and in establishing communications with our shareholders as a
quoted Company. On behalf of everyone at Umbro I would like to wish Geoff well
for the future.”