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Shoe Zone PLC

08 March 2021

8 March 2021

Shoe Zone PLC

("Shoe Zone", the "Company" or the "Group")

Directorate Appointment

Shoe Zone is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Boot to the Board as Finance Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Terry Boot has over 25 years' experience in the Business to Consumer UK and European retail market having been UK Finance Director and Management Services Director at Brantano UK Ltd and Jones Bootmaker Ltd from 2008 to 2016, having previously been Finance Director of Brantano UK Ltd from 1998. Since 2017, he has been working with The Company of Master Jewellers, a leading UK jewellery buying group, initially in the role of interim Finance Director but most recently as CEO.

Further information with respect to Terry Boot, as required by the AIM Rules for Companies, is set out below.

Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of the Company, commented:

"We are delighted that Terry has agreed to join Shoe Zone and are confident that his considerable experience will strengthen the Board."

For further information please call:

Shoe Zone plc

Charles Smith (Chairman) Tel: +44 (0) 116 222 3000

Anthony Smith (Chief Executive)

FinnCap Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

Matt Goode / Kate Bannatyne (Corporate Finance) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Alice Lane (ECM)

About Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone is a Town Centre, Retail Park and Digital footwear retailer, offering low price and high quality footwear for the whole family.

Shoe Zone operates from a portfolio of around 430 stores and has approximately 3,000 employees across the UK.

The store portfolio consists of over 380 high street stores containing the core Shoe Zone product range and over 50 larger Retail Park units which also feature brands such as Skechers, Hush Puppies and Kickers.

The website shoezone.com, combined with the store network, ensures a full multi-channel offering for great customer service.

During an average year Shoe Zone sells 16 million pairs of shoes per annum at an average retail price of GBP10.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

Terry Michael Boot, age 56, has no shareholding in the Company.

Current Directorships: Terry Boot Consulting Limited

Directorships held in last 5 years: None

There are no further disclosures required under Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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