London Stock Exchange welcomes Dixons Carphone plc to the Main Market

Following completion of the merger of Dixons Retail plc and Carphone Warehouse Group plc, today London Stock Exchange welcomes the combined Group, Dixons Carphone plc. New Dixons Carphone Shares have been admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List for trading on the main market for listed securities of London Stock Exchange.

Dixons Carphone is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 14 countries. It offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, supported by expert after sales services. Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and Currys & PC World in the UK and Ireland. Customers shop with Elkjøp, El Giganten, Gigantti, Lefdal and Knowhow in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of European airports and Phone House in Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and Nordics, alongside Geek Squad across the UK, Ireland and various European markets.

Sebastian James, Chief Executive Officer said: "Today is a big day: shares in Dixons Carphone officially started trading on the London Stock Exchange. We are delighted to have reached this milestone, after receiving the unequivocal support of our shareholders. We are already off to a flying start with the opening of our first seven combined shops. Our offices now proudly show our new combined identity and up and down the country we are delivering a clear message to our teams and to our customers: We are one."

Advisers:

Deutsche Bank (lead financial adviser and corporate broker to Carphone Warehouse)
Citigroup Global Markets Limited (lead financial adviser and corporate broker to Dixons Retail)
UBS (financial adviser and corporate broker to Carphone Warehouse)
Barclays (financial adviser and corporate broker to Dixons Retail)