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Britain's JD Sports raises 464 mln pounds for expansion

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British sportswear and clothing retailer JD Sports Fashion has raised 464.2 million pounds ($630.8 million) through the placing of new shares to finance its expansion, it said on Thursday.

The group said 58.4 million new shares were placed at 795 pence a share, representing about 6% of its share capital.

$1 = 0.7359 pounds Reporting by James Davey; editing by Sarah Young

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