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Northern Rock renews sponsorship of Newcastle Utd

Northern Rock plc has renewed its sponsorship deal with Newcastle United Football Club with deal worth up to £10m for four years starting from the 2010/11 season.

The contract, starting next season, will be worth between £1.5 m and £10m, the full amount only being realised if Newcastle are playing in the Premier League over the four-year period.

Northern Rock chief executive Gary Hoffman says the continued sponsorship of Newcastle is important for the development of the company.

He says: “Brand awareness and promotion are important elements in the continuing development of the Company.

“However, we remain mindful of our responsibilities under Government ownership and only consider those advertising and promotion channels that deliver a high return on investment and good strategic fit. We believe that the sponsorship deal with Newcastle United provides both of these.”

A Northern Rock plc spokeswoman says she believes the relationship between Northern Rock plc and Newcastle United is very fitting, considering the recent problems surrounding both.

She says: “The two entities, both Newcastle United and Northern Rock plc, are in a similar position in a way, and I think that forged relationship at the time is very apt.

“There has been a long-standing relationship between the Northern Rock brand and Newcastle United Football Club, which dates back to 2004 and represents an important community link.”

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  1. Its a disgrace.Because of companies like NR my pension has been reduced.Nobody is going to bale me out or any of the people in my position.45 yrs work for what.The money should be paid back to the taxpayer.We earnt it,not for football clubs to be supported.Are they going to lower their costs,(Wages)

  2. Isnt this state intervention in a football club?

  3. Malcolm (Forest supporter) 18th January 2010 at 6:50 pm

    NUFC must be mad to almost give away all that advertising and goodwill. We don’t know the small print but what a snip.

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