Ashley may get Sports Direct bonus

Press Association
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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Sports Direct is to hand its founder Mike Ashley a shares windfall worth a potential £65 million - as long as the retailer keeps up its rapid growth.

The Newcastle United owner, who set up the business on leaving school in 1982 and was the sole owner until its stock market listing in March 2007, will get eight million shares if targets are met for this year and 2015.