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Sir Alex Ferguson becomes 500th Stanley shareholder

Mon 13th Feb 2012 | Money & Finance

Accrington Stanley Football Club has announced that Sir Alex Ferguson has become its 500th shareholder as part of a long-term plan to issue shares to fans.

Sir Alex was presented with his share certificate by Stanley director Peter Shaw and senior non executive Idris Khan, at Manchester United’s training ground this week.

Stanley said they were “extremely grateful” for Sir Alex’s display of support for the club.

Stanley chief executive Rob Heys said: “Sir Alex’s gesture of support in becoming a shareholder is extremely gratifying.

“We are not only honoured by his decision, but truly touched by his support for an historic neighbour. Everyone at the club is looking forward to welcoming him to our next AGM, where he’ll receive one vote as an official shareholder”.

Stanley has always had strong connections with Scotland after manager Walter Galbraith signed 11 Scottish players to form the famously successful 1950s Stanley side - this was recalled by Sir Alex when he received a retro Stanley football and commemorative book.

Sir Alex said: “Everyone has heard of Accrington Stanley and I am so pleased to see a small community club flourishing during these times.

“Long may they continue to be an active and healthy member of the Football League.”

Accrington Stanley announced its programme to expand club ownership and secure its financial future through the issue of shares to fans last October.

Shares have been sold to fans locally and around the globe, with shareholders in Canada, Brazil, Finland, Australia and the USA.

Shares cost £100 each and can be purchased from the club shop or online at www.wearestanley.co.uk

To see footage of Sir Alex receiving his share, visit www.youtube.com/stanleyshareoffer

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