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GLOBUL has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the top English football club Manchester United, GLOBUL CEO Haris Kotsibos and United commercial director Richard Arnold told a news conference held today in Manchester.

Under the agreement, GLOBUL will offer the clubís fans in Bulgaria access to exclusive Manchester United news, interviews, special features and other content over its mobile network.

Furthermore, GLOBUL and Manchester United will jointly develop a promotional microsite in Bulgarian and English, specifically tailored for local supporters. Through various promotion and subscription reward initiatives, fans will have the chance to win signed merchandise and gain access to tickets at Old Trafford.

As of February 8, GLOBUL will offer its new GLOBUL United tariffs to all Manchester United fans in Bulgaria which will provide bundle minutes, SMS, MMS and mobile internet traffic as well as access to dedicated Manchester United mobile content at monthly fees starting at BGN 12.90. Users who subscribe by February 22 will have a chance to win a ticket for a Manchester United game at Old Trafford.

Celebrated Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who attended todayís press conference, comments: "I am very pleased to welcome GLOBUL to Manchester. Anything that brings our international fans closer to the Club is a good thing and we are looking forward to developing the partnership in the future."

Manchester Unitedís Richard Arnold comments on the partnership, "We are pleased to have established a partnership with GLOBUL, a company that not only has strong links to football in Bulgaria, but also shares the Clubís ambition to be the best in its field. This is a ground breaking partnership for the Club as itís the first mobile company we have teamed up with in Europe and GLOBULís growing customer base is an ideal way for Manchester United to reach out to its 53 million fans in Europe."

"GLOBUL has a long-established commitment to football and after years of supporting Bulgarian football clubs and national team, now we are happy to expand our activities and join forces with one the most successful clubs in the world, Manchester United. We believe that this agreement will allow GLOBUL to give the United fans in Bulgaria unique opportunity to have the latest and the best from their favourite club everywhere and at any time", GLOBUL CEO Haris Kotsibos said.