"Virgin Money is proud to be the official shirt sponsor of Newcastle United Football Club.

This follows a long standing relationship between Northern Rock and Newcastle United. Virgin Money completed the acquisition of Northern Rock plc on 1 January 2012. Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive at Virgin Money said: "Now that Virgin Money and Northern Rock are united as one business, it gives us great pleasure to continue the shirt sponsorship of Newcastle United Football Club. The Northern Rock sponsorship started in 2003 and it is an important link to the North-East which we are pleased to continue."

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